Gum (periodontal) disease is an infection of the bone, teeth and gum tissues that affects millions of Americans.
With proper oral care, gum disease is easily preventable and during the beginning stages of gingivitis, can be cured. Once gum disease has progressed to periodontitis or advanced periodontitis, it can no longer be cured, but only maintained with routine deep cleanings. At Lynn Dental Care, our team and board-certified periodontist have over 38 years of experience in diagnosing, treating and preventing gum disease through effective procedures like osseous surgery and minimally invasive LANAP® laser care.
A deep cleaning of the tooth roots and area under the gum line with specialty tools used to scrape away bacteria and tartar that have accumulated to prevent the development of gum disease.
For those affected by advanced gum disease, osseous surgery involves removing infected gum tissue, cleaning tooth roots of bacteria and tartar and reshaping the jaw bone to allow for healthy reattachment of the gums.
After patients undergo surgery for gum disease, they must make routine dental visits for periodontal maintenance every three months. This includes a deep cleaning of the teeth and gums, including scaling and root planing to ensure their oral health stays in ideal condition.
Utilizing modern dental technology, we can cleanse infection from your gums and teeth with gentle laser light. LANAP involves no scalpels or sutures, so the process is gentler with a quicker healing timeframe.
Dr. Brock Lynn is a specialist who has focused his education and training on periodontal care, from gum disease to dental implants. We believe in continuing education and staying involved with the academic world, with Dr. Lynn participating in over 100 hours of continuing education each year. This has given our periodontist and team a more acute understanding of gum disease in Dallas, TX, and the effective ways to treat the disease. Our doctor and staff will always check your mouth for symptoms of gum disease during every appointment and when surgery is necessary, offer soothing sedation options to make your treatment easier. With a healthy mouth, you’ll feel more confident in your everyday life and experience improved systemic health as well.