Dr. Holly Gregory DDS is a periodontist in the Kingwood Tx, Humble Tx, Atascocita Tx, and Houston Tx area.
Periodontics is a dental specialty which focuses on the health of the supporting structures of your teeth. These structures include the gum and the bone supporting the teeth. Those who have gum disease, have issues going on in their mouth that is working to erode both of these structures.
Dr. Gregory’s mission as a periodontist in the Atascocita area is to halt and hopefully reverse the damage done by the disease… helping you keep your teeth. In order to specialize in periodontal treatment, a periodontist must complete an additional 3 years of specialty training beyond the 4 years required to become a general practice dentist.
During these additional 3 years of training they are trained in diagnosing, preventing and treating all the forms of gum disease. Periodontists are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures such as gum reduction surgery or gummy smile correction. Yet another name for this procedure is crown lengthening. While crown lengthening involves the removal of excessive gum tissue, gum grafting is the addition of gum tissue where it has receded to expose the tooth root.
If you have this problem you will probably have teeth that are cold sensitive and look very long. If this is not corrected, you have a very high risk of loosing those teeth entirely. Dr. Gregory also is trained in the procedures to diagnose and treat for oral cancers. In fact, at various times of the year, she offers free oral cancer screenings for individuals and families. Call the office to find out more about this!
What makes periodontics such an important aspect of dentistry is that generally speaking, gum disease is painless and more than half the population has gum disease already! That includes 1/3 of our kids!
Gum disease, if left untreated, will allow the gums to pull away from the teeth. When this happens, teeth are no longer anchored in place and in more cases than not, result in permanent tooth loss, even in teenagers! In Dr. Holly’s opinion, this is NOT a good way to start the rest of your life!
If you are looking for a Periodontist near the Kingwood and Atascocita Tx area, you will be hard pressed to find any other more advanced and knowledgeable periodontist and cosmetic dentist than Dr. Holly Gregory.