Oral Health

Your First Trip to the Periodontist

Your First Trip to the Periodontist

If you’re seeing a periodontist (gum specialist) for the first time, you’re probably wondering what to expect. In most cases, our new patients are referred by a general or family dentist in the Conroe area. Others call us directly for a second opinion, especially if they’re considering dental implants. When you visit Dr. Kip Saunders

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Using 3D Imaging for Dental Care

Gone are the days of gooey dental impressions. Today, modern dentistry has the added advantages of incorporating 3D imaging for improved patient comfort and a better treatment outcome. While it may seem like a novelty, 3D imaging changes the way dental specialists like our periodontist in The Woodlands care for patients. Here are just a

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medical conditions linked to periodontal disease

Medical Conditions Linked to Periodontal Disease

You’ve probably heard it said before: “The mouth is the gateway to your body.” Today’s research shows that it’s true. In fact, it’s almost scary to learn how many underlying medical conditions can be directly affected by our dental health. Here are a few examples of oral-systemic relationships seen in clinical studies: Diabetes — It’s

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Lasers Treatments for Gum Disease

Lasers Treatments for Gum Disease

Gum disease — also known as periodontal disease or “periodontitis” — is an infection that causes deterioration of the supporting gingiva (gums) and bone around your teeth. Traditional treatments for gum disease include special cleanings and medication to lower the levels of infectious bacteria. But today, modern soft tissue laser therapy is improving results and

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What Does a Periodontist Do for Periodontal Disease?

What Does a Periodontist Do for Periodontal Disease?

“My dentist told me I need to see a Periodontist. Frankly, I’m a bit nervous. What can I expect when I visit the Periodontist?” What is a Periodontist? A Periodontist is a dentist who has received three or more years of specialized training to become an expert in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gum

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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body?

“How does having a healthy mouth help me have a healthy body?” Having healthy teeth and gums will help prevent bad breath, gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. Those are important goals, but the benefits are deeper than that. In addition to maintaining a beautiful smile and the ability to enjoy good food, a

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What is “Laser Pocket Disinfection”?

“I’ve heard about using a laser to clean my teeth. What is “Laser Pocket Disinfection” or “Laser Cleaning” about, and is it worth the extra money?” Within every inflamed periodontal pocket resides billions of bacteria. These bacteria are not only responsible for causing systemic problems by spreading to the heart and lungs, but the infection

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What exactly is crown lengthening surgery anyway?

“My crown keeps coming off and my dentist is insisting that I have a crown lengthening surgery before he puts on a new crown. What exactly is that?” The most common reason for you to be referred to a periodontist for a crown lengthening procedure is so that your dentist can place a more stable

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The Alloderm Solution for Receding Gums

Periodontists, like myself, specialize in Periodontal Plastic Surgery Procedures to cover exposed roots, minimize sensitivity, help support the teeth, and reduce the chance of root decay. The good news is all of this can be achieved without taking tissue off the roof of your mouth! Over a decade ago, after extensive training not offered in

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Conroe, TX 77304