Living with unchecked periodontal disease can cause bone loss, loose teeth or tooth loss, and bleeding or receding gums—and as if that’s not enough, it causes chronic bad breath. “Many people who experience signs of gum disease avoid seeing a periodontist because they want to hang on to their teeth and fear the treatment involved,” says Dr. Hiru Mathur, board certified periodontist.
Specializing in periodontal and implant surgery since 1999, Dr. Mathur is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Texas, Houston. “Healthy gums provide protection for roots of the teeth and jaw against food and bacteria. But unhealthy gums represent a very serious oral problem affecting millions of people,” warns Dr. Mathur.
Left untreated, she says the oral infection associated with periodontal disease continues to progress, causing bone and tooth loss. But the effects of gum disease can be minimized with early diagnosis. Dr. Mathur and her staff specialize in treating all stages of gum disease from gingivitis to advanced periodontitis.
It’s a great day to save a smile
If you do experience tooth loss, dental implants provide a long-term solution. Dr. Mathur and her associates are experts in dental implant surgery. Whether your treatment requires tooth extractions, or you’re struggling with dentures, you can take advantage of her All-on-4 dental implant treatment concept. With this procedure, she places a series of four or six dental implants and then attaches a temporary prosthetic while creating the permanent one. You get a new set of teeth the same day!
If you’ve suffered bone loss, you may need a bone grafting procedure to rebuild and strengthen bone tissue prior to dental implants. Dr. Mathur and her team use platelet-rich fibrin therapy with patients’ own blood, which enhances healing and bone regeneration.
Further, Dr. Mathur and her associates use innovative technology to maximize patient comfort. Highly trained in the use of laser dentistry technology, they can treat gum disease without using large incisions or sutures. Laser gum disease treatment allows her to address a larger number of problem areas in a shorter period of time. Laser treatment promotes bone health, reduces need for anesthetics, and increases comfort.
When gum tissues pull away from the teeth, this exposes underlying tooth roots putting them at higher risk for damage, decay, and erosion. In addition to traditional gum grafting, Dr. Mathur offers the minimally-invasive Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, which treats gum recession without incisions or stitches.
Sedation dentistry options
Dr. Mathur and her compassionate team understand the many causes of dental fear and anxiety. That’s why they provide options for soothing sedation dentistry. For mild to moderate anxiety, there’s oral sedation, which is a prescription sedative taken orally an hour prior to your appointment. If you suffer from moderate to severe dental anxiety, you may opt for IV sedation. A certified anesthesiologist will administer the medication intravenously for a “twilight sleep” experience. Of course, Dr. Mathur administers numbing medication to treatment areas to further block pain and discomfort.
Reclaim your oral health and your smile by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Hiru Mathur and her associates today.
“Many people who experience signs of gum disease avoid seeing a periodontist because they want to hang on to their teeth and fear the treatment involved.”
– Dr. Hiru Mathur, board certified periodontist.
15200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 120
Sugar Land, TX 77478