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Comprehensive Periodontal Services in The Woodlands, TX

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All of us make an effort to maintain good dental and oral health. A periodontist specialist performs prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease plus installation of dental implants. Scott Young, DDS, The Woodlands periodontist, together with a highly trained team, offers all aspects of periodontal services to adults. Scott Young, DDS, is a board-certified periodontist to carry out surgeries and effectively treat gum disease. For more information about the available periodontal treatments, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

What do periodontists do?

Periodontists specialize in oral surgical procedures and treatment of oral soft tissue conditions such as periodontal/gum disease. They are also professionals in the placement of dental implants for dentures or crowns and diagnosing the cause of oral inflammation. A periodontist typically treats more complicated dental problems such as severe gum illness or people with a complicated medical health history.

When should you see a periodontist?

If you often go to the dentist for cleanings and oral exams and maintain an effective oral hygiene routine, you might never need to visit a periodontist.  However, if you have gum disease or require dental implants, the dentistry team at Scott Young, DDS might recommend scheduling an appointment with the board-certified periodontist, Dr. Akers.

What are the available treatment options performed by a periodontist?

A periodontist specializes in the treatment of gum disease. Dr. Akers offers both surgical and nonsurgical treatments to maintain your healthy mouth. These include dental implants, gum graft surgery, dental crown lengthening, pocket reduction in your gums, plastic surgery procedures, and regenerative procedures. Dr. Akers uses the latest innovative treatments to keep you comfortable and restore your periodontal and oral health.

How is periodontal disease treated?

When you have gum disease in the form of gingivitis or inflammation, the disease can be treated with a dental cleaning if caught early. The dentist can, in some cases, prescribe an antibiotic to get rid of the infection. Nevertheless, untreated gingivitis can progress to periodontitis. This condition involves an inflammation that spreads around the tooth and under the gums, allowing toxins and bacteria to get into the bone. Periodontitis might be treated with nonsurgical procedures called root planing and scaling. The treatment aims to eliminate all the tartar and plaque on the surface of the tooth. When periodontitis is more advanced because of too severe inflammation and damage to the bone, periodontal surgery is required to restore the tooth and surrounding structures.  To ensure ultimate comfort during these periodontal procedures, Scott Young, DDS, offers sedation dentistry if needed.

To sum up, periodontal problems can take away your smile and self-confidence.  If you experience recurring gum issues or are considering getting dentures or dental implants in and around The Woodlands, Texas, make an in-office appointment with Scott Young, DDS. If the dental team decides that you require a specialist, they will refer you to the in-house board-certified periodontists so that you won’t have to make separate office visits in different locations.  For more information, call or schedule an appointment online today.

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