Renew Your Gums With the Help of a Specialist in Lubbock

At High Plains Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we take pride in offering high-quality periodontic treatment for our patients. However, you may have wondered what a periodontist is and the types of services they perform.

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the soft tissues of the mouth and the underlying jawbone that supports the teeth. To qualify as a periodontist, a dentist must graduate from an accredited dental school and undertake at least three more years of study within a periodontology residency training program.

With their advanced training, our periodontists can help you:

  • Restore your gums to health so you avoid embarrassment
  • Put an end to sore, bleeding gums when brushing or eating
  • Enjoy more confidence to smile boldly
  • Maintain good oral health so you keep your natural teeth in place

Call us today at 806-507-6906 today to schedule an appointment.

Treat Gum Disease & Smile Confidently

Our periodontists have specialized training to treat your gum disease and get your gums back in good health. We will treat:

  • Gingivitis – This mild inflammation of the gums may or may not be signified by pain and bleeding.
  • Mild/Moderate Periodontitis – When the pockets between the teeth and the soft tissues are measured to be between 4-6mm, it is classified as moderate periodontitis (gum disease).
  • Advanced Periodontitis – When the pockets between the teeth and the soft tissues, in general, exceed 6mm in depth, the disease is advanced. This is when significant bone loss may occur, causing shifting or loss of teeth.

If you have any of these conditions, we’ll be happy to help you restore your oral health.

We Offer Several Common Periodontic Procedures

Depending on your needs and the severity of your gum disease, we can provide several types of treatments to help your gums heal:

  • Osteoplasty (Hard Tissue Recontouring) – Once periodontitis has been treated, your periodontist can recontour the hard tissue to make your smile both natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing.
  • Gingivoplasty (Soft Tissue Recontouring) – As gums recede due to periodontitis, the teeth may appear longer. To correct this “toothy” smile, your periodontist can remove tissues or straighten the gumline to make the teeth look more even.
  • Deep Pocket Cleanings – As gum disease progresses, it gets more difficult to cleanse the pockets between the soft tissues and the teeth. Your periodontist can scale and root plane the teeth (sometimes under local anesthetic) to remove debris and infection-causing bacteria.
  • Crown Lengthening – To expose more of your natural tooth, your periodontist can remove some of the surrounding gingival tissue.

Now that you know what a periodontist is, call High Plains Periodontics today to visit a gum specialist in Lubbock, TX. Don’t put your gums and your teeth at risk! You can also make an appointment online.