ROOT™ Periodontal & Implant Centers
6 Locations Serving the Greater Dallas Fort Worth Texas Metro
ROOT™ PERIODONTAL AND IMPLANT CENTERS
Your health. Your confidence. Your teeth.
At ROOT Periodontal & Implant Center we take all of these things seriously and understand they all are closely related. We think every patient deserves to know the truth about their health so they can make a smart decision. Are you ready to achieve oral health? What are you missing out on by not?
What is ROOT? ROOT is one of the largest periodontal groups in the United States and a leading provider of periodontal and implant dentistry in Texas. Dr. Amit M. Patel launched ROOT in 2013 and has grown the company to 7 locations within the DFW metroplex.
Who are we? Our main purpose is to care for you as family so you feel loved. We strive for full transparency to gain our patients trust. We work together as a group of periodontists, and are able to collaborate on cases in house. Our teams aim to SAVE TEETH! Our doctors put the patient’s needs and desires first, while also providing exceptional surgical and non-surgical patient care. We strive to deliver esthetic and functional results in a comfortable environment. Our award-winning periodontists specialize in treatment options that can save failing teeth as well as replace missing teeth if that is needed.
Why choose us? Comprehensive Periodontal Treatment. Our ROOT doctors are proficient in treating advanced gum disease, placement of dental implants, bone regenerative procedures, soft tissue grafting, wisdom teeth extractions and periodontal plastic surgery/cosmetic procedures. We offer IV sedation to keep our patients comfortable and reduce any anxiety that one may have. With 7 locations throughout DFW, we are able to accommodate patients in a convenient, friendly, and family-feel setting that is close to your home or work. We offer COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATIONS for every new patient.
The training that Dr. Patel has received has given him a wide range of experience in treating advanced periodontal disease, complicated extractions of teeth, placement of dental implants, bone regenerative procedures, as well as in periodontal plastic surgery/cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Fallah Abed
Dr. Fallah Abed has been working as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics at Texas A&M College of Dentistry since 2018 and was appointed as Director of the Postdoctoral Periodontics program in 2019. He received his DDS degree in 2009.
Dr. Alspach has received specialized training in treatment of the soft tissues and bone around teeth, as well as placing dental implants. His commitment to excellence has never wavered during the 30+ years he’s served the Denton community.
Dr. Husain is proficient in dental surgical procedures involving bone and soft tissue grafting, dental implant placement, minimally invasive LANAP and other laser procedures, and treating chronic periodontal diseases.
Dr. Parachuru offers surgical procedures such as periodontal plastic surgery, dental implant placement, bone grafting regeneration, and sinus grafting. He also specializes in soft tissue regeneration using fibrin rich platelets as the treatment of aggressive and chronic periodontal diseases.
Dr. Stern received 5 years of post-graduate training at NYU: She completed a year long Advanced Program in Comprehensive Dentistry, and spent the following year completing a fellowship. She completed her post-graduate training in Periodontics, receiving the Arthur Ashman Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence.
To determine if you have gum disease, your periodontist will measure the space between your teeth and gums. Patients who have pockets that are deeper than the average depth of three millimeters or less will be considered candidates for treating gum disease. Depending upon how severe your case is, your periodontist will suggest a follow up appointment, during which several different treatment options may be recommended.
Patients who are suffering from periodontal disease may experience gum recession. If this issue is not treated at an early stage, more complicated and serious problems can develop, as gum recession creates greater exposure of your natural teeth, which creates opportunities for bacteria to build. To address this issue, patients have historically had gum grafting, which involves removing tissue from unaffected areas and then grafting this tissue to the areas that have been affected. This is an effective method for addressing the issue of receding gums, however there is a newer and increasingly popular approach to treating receding gums, which is the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST).
Laser gum surgery is an advanced treatment option that efficiently and painlessly treats gum disease through the use of a laser. One of the unique aspects of laser gum surgery is that the laser pinpoints and kills bacteria without damaging surrounding gum tissue. Unlike other treatment options, which involve cutting and suturing, patients who have laser gum surgery and treatment performed will have a much quicker healing process.
Patients who have gum recession may consider having a gum graft, a common oral surgical procedure that thickens existing gums and/or covers a tooth root surface in order to prevent further recession from occurring. Gum recession can occur for a variety of reasons, but the most common reason is due to periodontal disease. A gum graft will not only improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile, but will also reduce your risk of developing additional issues.
Patients who have an imbalanced ratio between their visible gums and teeth have what is commonly referred to as a gummy smile. Gummy smiles can be caused by a range of factors, including bone deterioration, periodontal disease, or genetic predisposition. Regardless of the reason, patients often feel self-conscious about their appearance and will seek to improve this issue by having a gum contouring procedure performed.
Scaling and Root Planing (also known as deep teeth cleaning and deep gum cleaning) is a common method used to address periodontal disease. Scaling refers to the process of removing tartar that has accumulated, either on your teeth or below your gumline. Planing refers to the removal of tartar below the root line. When bacteria is allowed to settle on your teeth for too long, it will eventually mineralize and turn into tartar. The primary difference between plaque and tartar is that plaque can be removed by conventional brushing methods, whereas tartar will need to be removed through the efforts of your periodontist. It is important to schedule regular deep teeth cleaning and deep gum cleaning appointments to prevent periodontal disease from developing.
At ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center, we are committed to ensuring you maintain your bright and
healthy smile. We are also proud to provide you with the latest dental technology to ensure that you achieve
the long-lasting results that you deserve.
Millions of Americans are currently suffering from some form of gum disease, but very few are actively seeking treatment, even though there are a range of complications that can develop as a result of gum disease, such as diabetes, heart disease, pancreatic cancer and more. As the only FDA-approved laser treatment for correcting periodontal disease, LANAP is a safe, effective, and painless procedure that can make a significant difference in your overall oral and general health.
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that are the last teeth to erupt, typically in the late teenage years or early twenties. It is not always necessary to have wisdom teeth removed, but the procedure is commonly performed because not removing them can result in a wide range of oral health issues, such as misalignment, tooth decay, nerve and jaw damage, pain, and/or infection.
Although every effort will be made to preserve your natural teeth, there are instances when it will be necessary and to your benefit to extract a tooth, rather than try to preserve it. There are two primary types of extractions that can occur: a simple extraction, which involves extracting a tooth that is above the gumline, and a surgical extraction, which involves extracting a tooth that is below the gumline. Simple extractions are typically done for teeth that are decayed or damaged beyond repair, whereas surgical extractions are done for impacted teeth or wisdom teeth.
A frenectomy (frenulectomy) is a procedure that addresses and corrects issues related to a frenum. This procedure is most typically performed in children. The two most common type of frenulum’s that are treated are the lingual frenum and the maxiliary labial frenum. The lingual frenum connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth. When this frenum runs all the way to the tongue’s tip, a patient is said to be tongue-tied. The maxillary labial frenum is responsible for attaching the gums and upper lip above your top front teeth.
Sedation dentistry is the administration of medication for patients who are having intensive oral procedures performed and/or who have extra sensitive teeth or anxiety related to having dental procedures performed. There are a range of sedation types that may be offered, ranging from mild, moderate, and deep sedation. Most sedatives work by depressing the areas of the central nervous system responsible for conscious awareness.