Innovative Laser Gum Therapy Solutions in The Woodlands and Houston


With state-of-the-art Laser Gum Therapy, Dr. Saunders with office locations in The Woodlands and Houston, TX is able to offer patients the latest laser treatment alternative for periodontitis and peri-implantitis. Laser gum therapy is one of the newest advances for gum disease therapy that can significantly enhance treatment effectiveness with less discomfort and down-time. Dr. Saunders has used a proprietary combination of laser therapy and in some cases conventional therapy to help thousands of patients treat periodontitis and peri-implantitits.

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Dr. Saunders and the PCE Team make your Laser Gum Therapy experience simple, affordable, and with the highest quality of care. You can always count on:

  • Latest Laser Gum Therapy Technology & Innovation
  • Most Comfortable Experience Possible
  • Minimal downtime and recovery time
  • Over 30 Years of Experience
  • Highly Trained and Attentive Staff
  • Multiple Financial Options

Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Bacteria found in plaque produce toxins or poisons, which irritate the gums. They may cause them to turn red, swell and bleed easily. If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth, causing pockets (spaces) to form.

Plaque can also harden into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (or tartar). This can occur both above and below the gum line. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss. With periodontal disease, bleeding, redness and swelling do not have to be present. Further, pain is usually not associated with periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease damages the teeth, gum and jawbone of more than 80% of Americans by age 45. They may cause them to turn red, swell and bleed easily.

Peri-implantitis is a destructive inflammatory reaction affecting the soft tissues and the bone around an implant.  The symptoms of peri-implantitis are in addition to bleeding, redness and swelling, the bone around the implant has been partially destroyed, usually without any pain.  There is usually infection present. Bone loss can be detected with an x-ray and by checking pocket depths. Frequent causes of peri-implantitis are smoking, diabetes, neglect, previous history of gum disease, excess cement, and excess biting forces. Typically, once the disease process has reached this stage, surgical intervention is necessary.

A small amount of light energy from a special laser is directed through a tiny fiber, which is gently placed between the gum and tooth. This light energy removes the diseased tissue on the inside of this pocket and aids in reducing the bacteria associated with gum disease. Tarter is dislodged with the help of the laser and removed using ultrasonic sound waves. Sterilization is imperative when dealing with any type of infection in the body. With this next-generation laser gum therapy, we are achieving an amazingly high bacterial kill ratio.

With conventional treatment, the problem in eliminating bacteria is that it can hide inside soft tissue. With lasers, it’s no longer a problem. The laser is used again to help seal the gum to the tooth, creating a biological band-aid. This clean, stable environment, allows the body to heal the area naturally, similar to the way it heals a broken arm. The beauty of laser gum therapy is that it not only eliminates periodontal infection, but it actually stimulates repair of the damaged gum and bone. It also lowers your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and possibly even Alzheimers.

Our Reviews

Dr. Saunders has taken great care of my periodontal disease. He uses state of the art equipment (e.g. laser) and the whole staff is friendly and they do a great job. Appointments are always on time. I have been going there for four years and have maintenance/cleaning appointments every six months. My perio is greatly improved and I highly recommend Dr. Saunders.
Jeff Fleming
Jeff Fleming
22:06 16 Apr 19
I'm so glad I chose this Peridontist,, the whole team is fantastic. Thanks to all who made me confident I was getting the best !
Steve Ashbaugh
Steve Ashbaugh
14:08 02 Apr 19
I’ve had two tooth extractions with Dr. Saunders over the span of 4 years. I like Dr. Saunders because he’s incredibly knowledgeable and has great patient care skills. He put my mind completely as ease when I came to his office for a consultation/second opinion. His staff treats you with kindness and respect that I haven’t seen elsewhere. His practice is a true reflection of the passion and years Dr. Saunders has poured into it. I would highly recommend.
Tonie Ansah
Tonie Ansah
19:10 27 Mar 19
I love Dr. Saunders and his staff! Excellent service! Excellent care! I would highly recommend!
H Harrison
H Harrison
19:44 26 Mar 19
Love the staff and the doctor of course.Well ran office, very friendly and helpful.They are like friends.It's not an accident that the staff is all so great....thank you Dr. Saunders!!
Doris Sullivan
Doris Sullivan
21:57 15 Feb 19
Arrived early. Seen early. Dental tech took the time to explain what was being done and provided welcome advice on how to improve my dental techniques at home. Waited only a few moments between end of cleaning and arrival of Dr Sanders who conducted an exam. WELL DONE.
S Riptide
S Riptide
16:17 14 Jan 19
Dr. Saunders and his team are excellent! I’m a nervous Nellie when it come to dentistry , especially if surgery is required. He and his whole team were kind, patient and capable. If I had a concern it was addressed immediately. I even got a hug from Jill!! I highly recommend Periodontal Center of Excellence - Dr. Kip Saunders!
CeCelia Smith
CeCelia Smith
23:03 10 Jan 19
I wasn't looking forward to having my tooth extracted, (who does, right?) but Dr. Saunders and his awesome assistant, Roxy are top notch. I didn't have a choice, about my tooth BUT I did have a choice where I went. Thank you for a painless experience. Roxy's pat on my shoulder was comforting, as well as Dr S. describing what he was doing. No anxiety at all! I highly recommend your practice.
Barbara Myall
Barbara Myall
13:27 13 Oct 18

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