Advanced Periodontics & Dental Implants Shares Available Treatment Options for Gum Disease
Advanced Periodontics & Dental Implants, a periodontist clinic based in San Antonio, TX, is helping local patients understand the causes of gum disease and the best treatments available for the condition.
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, affects, to some extent, nearly half of all adults in the United States 30 years or older. Caused by a buildup of bacteria in the mouth and the eventual formation of plaque, or worse, tartar, the symptoms of gum disease can range from mild to severe including red, swollen, or bleeding gums, gum infections, bad breath, loose teeth, gum recession, pus between the teeth and gums, changes in bite or tooth alignment, and more.
The development of gum disease can be broadly split into three phases. Stage 1 gum disease, or gingivitis, can be reversed by following good oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing. Periodontitis, or Stage 2 gum disease, is characterized by damage to the bone and fibers that support the teeth. Finally, advanced periodontitis can lead to the formation of deep pockets between the teeth and gums, receding gums, loose teeth, and changes in bite or tooth alignment.
Advanced Periodontics & Dental Implants recommends several treatments for mitigating and reversing the effects of gum disease. Scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning, is usually the first step in treating gum disease. It involves removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums to smooth out rough spots on the tooth roots and prevent bacteria from accumulating.
In conjunction with scaling and root planing, dentists may prescribe oral or topically applied antibiotics to control bacterial infections, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. Another option is the use of minimally invasive laser therapy to remove bacteria and diseased tissue from the gums. Finally, to address advanced periodontitis, surgery may be required to remove diseased tissue and restore the gums to a healthy state. Some of the common surgical techniques used include gum grafts, bone grafts, and pocket reduction surgery.
Advanced Periodontics & Dental Implants is led by founder Dr. Houssam Alghadban, a highly skilled and board-certified periodontist with over 15 years of experience. The full range of services offered at the San Antonio periodontist includes jawbone augmentation & sinus lift, dental implants, gum disease treatment, deep cleaning, gum recession grafting treatment, gum contouring, laser dental treatment, implant-supported dentures, sedation dentistry, crown lengthening, and wisdom tooth removal.
The DDS Board-Certified Periodontist completed his three-year intensive postdoctoral program at Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), the American Board of Periodontology (ABP), the American Dental Association (ADA), the South West Society of Periodontology (SWSP), and the Texas Society of Periodontology (TSP). He is also an Adjunct Professor at UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry.
The local Schertz community, as well as patients from all over San Antonio, have repeatedly praised Dr. Alghadban and his staff for their warm and professional demeanor, compassionate care, and responsive customer service. The clinic’s excellent track record is reflected in the perfect overall rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 on its Google Business Profile from over 100 reviews.
One patient writes, “For me, the number one aspect in any business is good customer service. Well, it’s my first time here and the receptionist was very welcoming and friendly. You did a great job of hiring them because they were your assets in this dental clinic. Doctor Al is one of the best DDSs I’ve ever met in my life. He has a sense of humor to make his patients feel comfortable before the procedure starts. I highly recommend this clinic to anyone who wants quality care. They are all passionate about their jobs and have a good heart. Thank you Dr. Houssam and staff. I greatly appreciate you all.”
Readers in Schertz and other areas in and around San Antonio can contact Advanced Periodontics & Dental Implants Perio Specialist at (210) 866-9120 to schedule an appointment.
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Advanced Periodontics & Dental Implants
Dr. Houssam Alghadban
Advanced Periodontics & Dental Implants
1996 Schertz Pkwy #103
Schertz, TX 78154, United States