Patients who are missing a tooth or multiple teeth may greatly benefit from having dental implants placed. In addition to the negative impact missing teeth can have on one’s sense of confidence, missing teeth can also cause a range of health issues if left untreated long enough. Dental implants are an effective method for preventing these issues from developing.
All on 4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 Dental Implants are a good option for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth and would prefer to have a more permanent solution than dentures. Although you can never be too old for All-on-4 Dental Implants, you can be too young, as facial and dental bones are still forming through the early teen years. It will also be necessary that patients have a sufficient amount of jawbone to support All-on-4.
If you have anxiety related to going to the dentist, sensitive teeth, or have a complex procedure scheduled, you may be a good candidate for sedation dentistry. Our clinic offers three levels of sedation: mild, moderate, and deep. We are happy to discuss what options we feel are best for you depending upon your particular case.
Approximately 75% of adults currently suffer from some form of gum disease. Gum disease is typically not caught in the early stages because symptoms of the disease occur so gradually. Contact your periodontist if you notice any of the following symptoms: gums that bleed easily; receding gums; periodontal abscess; loose teeth; halitosis; swollen or red gums; and/or extreme sensitivity.
Pinhole Surgical Technique
If you are experiencing gum recession, you may be a good candidate for the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), an innovative new method for addressing gum recession that involves making small holes in your gumline through which your periodontist can loosen the gums and move them to the desired position. There is minimal discomfort involved with PST and recovery time is significantly quicker.
Laser Gum Therapy
Laser gum therapy is a type of therapy that efficiently and painlessly treats gum disease through the use of a laser. There are a range of immediate and long-term benefits associated with laser gum therapy, including a faster recovery time and it being a significantly less painful method for killing bacteria compared to traditional methods.
Gum recession is the progressive loss of gum tissue and can occur for a variety of reasons, the most common being periodontal disease, aggressive brushing, or genetic predisposition. Once the underlying cause has been determined and treated, your periodontist may recommend a gum graft procedure, such as gum contouring, crown lengthening, or the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
If you need to have a tooth extracted, you may be a good candidate for socket preservation. Following the extraction of your tooth, it is important to take steps to preserve the socket. Failure to do so can result in dry sockets, or in more severe cases, jawbone deterioration. Socket preservation prevents this from happening.
To determine if tooth exposure is the optimal treatment option for you, we will take scans or x-rays and determine if the tooth is impacted palatally or buccally. Once this is determined, the procedure involves lifting the gum tissue over the tooth to allow for bracket placement. The gum is then returned to its original location and sutured shut. At your follow up appointment, we will attach a rubber band to the bracket and gently pull on the bracket, which will start moving the tooth to the proper position.
Millions of Americans are currently suffering from some form of gum disease, but very few are actively seeking treatment. As the only FDA-approved laser treatment for correcting periodontal disease, LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is a safe, effective, and painless procedure that can make a significant difference in your overall oral and general health.
Frenectomy is a procedure that is performed on one of the bodies frenums, most typically the maxillary labial or lingual frenum. There are a range of issues that can develop if frenum related issues are not corrected, including airway constriction/nasal sinus congestion, chronic mouth breathing, speech issues, periodontal disease, and more. The procedure typically involves using a laser or scalpel to separate the frenulum and is relatively quick and painless.
Gum contouring is a procedure commonly performed to address gummy smiles. Gummy smiles can develop for a variety of reasons, and do not necessarily indicate that there is anything wrong with the health of your teeth or gums. There are, however, times when a gummy smile is the result of an underlying issue. Before scheduling your gum contouring procedure, it will be necessary to determine the underlying cause.
Scaling & Root Planing
If you are suffering from periodontal disease, you may be a good candidate for the scaling and root planing procedure. Scaling involves using special equipment to remove tartar that has accumulated, either on your teeth or below your gumline, whereas planing uses specialized equipment to remove tartar below the root line.
Laser Gum Surgery
Laser gum surgery efficiently and painlessly treats gum disease through the use of a laser. The laser will penetrate beneath the tissue surface and destroys any bacteria, plaque, or infected tissue. Once the infected tissue has been removed, your periodontist will use a cleaner to remove the calculus. Finally, the laser will seal the area surrounding the tooth, which also warms the stem cell, which in turn develops tissues that form around the root of the tooth.
Crown lengthening is a relatively painless procedure that involves removing and reshaping small amounts of gum tissue and bone tissue, which results in more natural tooth being exposed. This is typically done using a laser, which allows for precise and painless cuts, and which lessens swelling or bleeding.
Information On Flower Mound, Texas
Flower Mound, Texas is conveniently located near the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and is a beautiful small town community, brimming with beautiful parks, a wide selection of restaurants, and quaint coffee shops. The name Flower Mound is derived from a large mound that is in the town’s center, which is typically covered by Indian grasses and little and big bluestem, as well as a wide variety of flowers which pop up during the blooming seasons.
If you are in the Flower Mound, Texas area, there are a number of wonderful activities to enjoy. One of the most popular spots in the Flower Mound community is the Moviehouse and Eatery, which provides big comfortable reclining chairs, excellent appetizers and entrees, a full bar, and fantastic movie screenings.
For the golf lover, be sure to save time to get in 18 at the Bridlewood Golf Club, a tremendous golf course with a wonderful layout that is perfect for the experienced and amateur golfer alike. The course also offers Practice, Learn, and Play programs and has experienced golf pros who can teach private lessons. As a bonus, the clubhouse offers fantastic food options at a reasonable price. This is truly one of the best country clubs you can find!
For the outdoor enthusiast, Twin Coves Park has everything you are looking for in a park. It is an idyllic retreat and the perfect spot for anyone looking to unwind and enjoy the peaceful landscape and spot native wildlife. Twin Coves Park also offers several hiking trails, RV spaces, cabin rentals, kayak rentals, and much more!