Catching & Preventing Gum Disease Early

As a periodontics specialist, Dr. Bernard Mathy focuses on keeping your gums healthy. As a vital member of our team, your periodontics specialist is a great defense against gum disease.

Having strong gums is a vital part of having a healthy smile. For some people, all this takes is good at-home care and regular teeth cleanings with our family dentist. However, what you might not know is that over 50% of adults have some level of gingivitis. A periodontist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases that plague your gums, contributing to other conditions like arthritis and heart disease.

Being a periodontist means continuing your education for three years after dental school. In this time, Dr. Mathy received advanced training in recognizing and treating periodontal disease. If your gums are swollen, sensitive, or bleed easily, consulting our periodontal specialist can set you on your path to healthy gums and a healthy smile.

What Does a Periodontist Treat?

Your periodontist will usually treat more problematic cases of periodontal disease. For example, you might need to see our periodontal specialist if you have severe gingivitis or a complex medical history. At Shadow Creek Ranch Dental Specialists, we offer a number of different treatments that can help you on your path to a healthy mouth. Your dentist will help you in cases of:

  • Gingivitis
  • Gum Disease
  • Bone Grafting
  • Gum Grafting

When you come to our Pearland dental office for treatment, you will start off with a consultation. During this appointment, your periodontist examines your gums, checking for inflammation and recession. Dr. Mathy might also check to see how your teeth fit together and whether any are loose because loose teeth have also been linked to conditions in the gums. We will also take X-Rays to check your health of the bones below the gum line.

Should I Undergo Periodontics Treatment?

Some of the more basic gum issues can be treated by your family dentist. However, research has shown that gum disease is linked between numerous other disease. That’s why we offer everything that you to keep your mouth healthy under one roof. Sometimes treatment requires a trained specialist, and you shouldn’t have to seek out a new dentist when a problem arises. At Shadow Creek Ranch Dental Specialists, we can help you with anything you need and get you to peak oral health. Call or contact us to see what we can do for you!

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