Drs. Hodges and Dr. Sheppard are highly experienced periodontists and can provide all the gum disease treatments and dental implant services you need. Below is a list of the services that we offer, click one of the links to learn more about a particular service.
As well as oral cancer screening, we can treat oral conditions such as dry mouth, mouth ulcers, and tissue sensitivity. We use topical applications, antibiotics or special oral care products.
The Perioscope is a specially designed tiny video camera that can be inserted into a diseased gum pocket. The Perioscope reduces the need for surgery for the vast majority of patients with moderate to severe periodontal disease by helping our doctor identify diseased gum tissue and effectively removing it from hidden areas below the gums.
Bone grafting is a procedure where our doctor takes bone material from one source and transplant it into the area of missing bone to develop new bone tissue. Our doctors are highly trained and skilled at regenerating lost or missing bone structure so your teeth are anchored firmly and your face shape is preserved.
We take a conservative approach to all gum disease treatment, which means we do everything we can to treat the gum disease effectively without having to resort to periodontal surgery.
Dental implants are the most durable and lifelike option for missing teeth. They look, feel and function just like natural teeth and can last a lifetime. We offer a variety of solutions for replacing your missing teeth using dental implants.
We recognize that children require very delicate and attentive care to ensure they are as comfortable as possible. Our approach to children is gentle and reassuring.
We can give you full-arch replacement teeth that look totally natural, are stably fixed on your arch, have close to full chewing power and will not slip or irritate your gums. In the vast majority of cases, we can do the whole procedure on the same day.
Gummy smiles are not just a cosmetic problem. Teeth that have gum lines that cover too much of the crown are also harder to treat if the tooth develops decay or becomes fractured. Our doctors are highly trained in techniques to surgically resculpt the gum and bone back to their proper position against the tooth and fully expose the crown.
With modern advancements in technology, we can help most of our patients receive implants and enjoy their many benefits.
Sometimes our doctors will have to extract a tooth because it is too deteriorated to warrant any attempts at preservation. When this is the case, we use advanced technology to make our extractions minimally invasive and painless.
To make an appointment, call our Rockwall 972-771-8640 or Paris 903-785-4832 office, or click here to request an appointment online.