...

FREE CLEANINGS. FOR INSURED PATIENTS. CALL FOR DETAILS

our services

Periodontic Services

Hablamos Español

我们说普通话

我们说广东话

We Are Open Some Saturdays – Appointments Only

We are open late on Wednesdays

Hablamos Español

我们说普通话

我们说广东话

We Are Open Some Saturdays – Appointments Only

We are open late on Wednesdays

Hablamos Español

我们说普通话

我们说广东话

We Are Open Some Saturdays – Appointments Only

We are open late on Wednesdays

Hablamos Español

我们说普通话

我们说广东话

We Are Open Some Saturdays – Appointments Only

We are open late on Wednesdays

What is Periodontics?

Periodontics is a specialty in dentistry focused on gum disease. Untreated periodontal disease can lead to more than just an unsightly smile-it can cause tooth loss & other more serious health problems.

In its early stages, periodontal disease is caused by excessive toxic bacteria (found in plaque) attacking your mouth’s soft tissues. Red, swollen, or bleeding gums are early warning signs. We can reverse the damage if caught early. If detected late, restorative dentistry can restore your mouth’s health and beauty.

Periodontal disease can be detected & treated by general dentists. Referring complicated or later-stage cases to a specialist is common. In periodontics, periodontists specialize in gum disease, oral inflammation, and dental implants. Their expertise in soft-tissue cosmetic procedures, such as gum lifts and crown lengthening, makes them experts in soft-tissue cosmetic procedures.

What Are the Warning Signs of Gum Diseases?

Patients with gum disease may not experience pain, but they may notice bad breath, changes in how their teeth fit together when they bite, or bleeding when brushing. These symptoms can be easy to miss, so keep your regular dental appointments. When general dentists perform regular hygiene exams, they look for signs of periodontal disease, but a periodontist can also help.

Periodontists check the color of your gums, whether they recede from your teeth, if they have gaps between them & your teeth, and how easily they bleed. Moreover, they look at your bite (or how your top and bottom teeth line up when closed) & any loose teeth. Furthermore, periodontists are trained to identify patients at higher risk of gum disease.

Because gum disease is associated with other medical conditions, a patient’s gum disease risk isn’t limited to their dental situation. Heart disease, diabetes, and pregnancy increase the risk of periodontal disease. It is important to inform your dentist or periodontist if you have any of these conditions. Risk factors also include age, diet, genetics, medications, stress, grinding and smoking habits.

If you are at higher risk for periodontal disease, you can take measures to prevent it. Flossing at least once a day is the best way to prevent cavities at home. Don’t forget your six-month cleaning. You might need more frequent cleanings or regular deep cleanings if your dentist or periodontist believes you are still at high risk.

Periodontal deep cleanings, also known as scaling and root planing, are the gold standard. Cleaning tartar and plaque from teeth under the gums is scaling. Root planing smooths those surfaces so bacteria cannot adhere as easily.

Regular examinations & cleanings will keep your teeth & gums strong & disease-free.

What Our Patients
Say About Us

  • Awesome just a great dentist

    Roger Cochran

    Bright and airy office.professional and super friendly personnel. First time visit and impressed with the quality of service. Will continue to use this Dental office in the future .

    Kenneth Gregory

    I loved my experience with The Dental Office of Moody. Marika was wonderful when she cleaned my teeth and Dr, Lin was very informative! I have very high anxiety with... read more

    Tiffany Joiner
  • My dental hygienist was awesome

    Edward Goldate

    Wow, they have brand new everything. My visit was great and setting up appointments is easy. Just wow...

    MyLaque

    The entire staff made me feel like family. I have found my new Dental home. ❤️❤️❤️

    tera goolsby
  • Great dental office, friendly staff, and the dentists there are always professional.

    Hunter Booth

    Today was my very 2nd time visiting this office and I absolutely love the people

    Sakayla Davis

    Absolutely amazing and patient! Explained everything and made you feel very comfortable! Also great with kids

    Claudia McCluney
  • As many of you who read my posts know, I save one certain word that stands for the best of the best. A word my maternal grandfather always used... read more

    Rl Duty

    Great staff! Wait times are minimal and everyone is kind and professional. All my family goes to this dentist office. They recently remodeled, it looks great!

    Lucy Phillips

    Vicky and the front office staff are so sweet and friendly! Always willing to help me with scheduling appointments for my elderly mom who is handicapped. The doctor, dental... read more

    Michelle Surrett
  • Helpful and thorough

    N

    The waiting area was clean and inviting. The ladies at the front desk were helpful and kind. Connie, my hygienist, was an absolute pleasure. Not only did she give me... read more

    Jessi

    The doctor’s assistant, Kayla, was very sweet and comforting. She made me feel very much at ease.

    Lisa

We Look Forward to Meeting You

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Our staff is available to assist you with any questions you might have, from treatment options & sterilization to insurance concerns & paperwork. We are confident that you will enjoy your dental visit.

Seraphinite AcceleratorBannerText_Seraphinite Accelerator
Turns on site high speed to be attractive for people and search engines.