Periodontics is a type of dentistry that focuses primarily on the gums and other tissues and structures that support the teeth. When the gums become inflamed by the bacteria in plaque, they often begin to recede, making the teeth and alveolar bone vulnerable to decay and bone loss. A periodontal dentist can help patients by treating existing gum disease and preventing problems from recurring. Treating gum disease is an important part of protecting the teeth and ensuring a lifetime of healthy and beautiful smiles.
At Gulfside Periodontics, Dr. Thomas Carter and his periodontal associates provide a range of periodontal services that treat problems affecting the gums, bone, ligaments, and teeth. Services include scaling and root planing to remove plaque, surgical procedures to reduce pockets in the gums caused by infection, frenectomy to remove restrictive muscle tissue, functional crown lengthening to prepare a tooth for a crown attachment, and gum grafting for receding gums. Other popular treatments include cosmetic periodontal surgery, dental implants, and a full dental replacement procedure known as “teeth in a day.”
Gulfside Periodontics’ service area includes Ocean Springs and its neighboring cities on the Gulf coast. This is an area that was utterly devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. While Katrina left permanent marks on the land, the communities on the Mississippi Gulf coast are once again thriving. We are proud to serve this region by providing the best possible periodontal care.