Gum disease is a progressive bacterial infection that can not only lead to tooth loss, but can also increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, and some forms of cancer. With early diagnosis from a periodontist like Dr. Nancy Perez-Medina you can stop the progression of gum disease and prevent serious damage to your oral and overall health. Dr. Perez-Medina offers a variety of gum disease treatments to combat gum disease at every stage. Call our office today to schedule your appointment.
Dr. Perez-Medina is a Board Certified periodontist. Her expertise as a specialist in addition to her advanced training and certification in laser dentistry gives her the upper hand when it comes to treating gum disease. We can eradicate gum disease at any stage with a variety of treatments.
This non-surgical treatment is most effective when gum disease is caught early at the gingivitis or early periodontitis stage. This deep cleaning removes calculus from above and below the gum line and can reduce periodontal pocket depths by two to three millimeters.
When gum disease has advanced to the moderate periodontitis stage and is not responding to other deep cleaning treatments, osseous surgery may be recommended. Osseous surgery is similar to scaling and root planing however, in order to gain adequate access to remove infection below the gum line, an incision is made in the gums which are then gently pulled back. This allows for the teeth and roots to be effectively cleaned and smoothed. Stitches are used to close the incision.
A minimally-invasive and virtually painless treatment! Our unique laser only targets and removes infected tissue leaving healthy gum tissue unharmed. An excellent treatment for any stage of gum disease, laser gum therapy can aid in saving teeth that were once thought lost. Learn more about this revolutionary treatment on our Laser Gum Surgery page and be sure to check out our amazing success stories in our testimonials.
Dr. Nancy Perez-Medina has been in practice as a periodontist for over 25 years. She is an experienced periodontist known for her outstanding honesty, clinical skills and compassionate patient care. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Perez-Medina grew up in a humble environment always dreaming of becoming a dentist. She attended the University of Puerto Rico for her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. After completing her undergraduate, she earned her degree as Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico Dental School where she graduated in the top of her class.
Dr. Nancy Perez-Medina is a revered periodontist in Helotes, TX. If you suffer with gum disease and would like to learn more about your treatment options to save your teeth and restore your health contact our office today to receive your appointment.Contact our staff and we'll be sure to follow up with you within 24 hours.