Dr. Israelson is a highly trained and experienced periodontist - a dentist who specialized in treating the soft tissues and bone surrounding the teeth, and at placing dental implants. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the highest recognition granted in the profession for knowledge and clinical skill. From 1989 to 2000, he served as an an associate clinical professor in the Department of Periodontics at Texas A&M College of Dentistry (formally Baylor College of Dentistry) and currently serves as adjunct professor.
Dr. Israelson provides the full scope of periodontal services for adults and children. He uses advanced technology and gentle techniques to make treatment comfortable and produce stable, long-lasting results.
Gum disease is a very common problem. It is more than just gums that bleed from time to time. Anyone can have gum disease, even people who brush and floss each day. Gum disease is serious. It can lead to loose teeth, abscesses, and other oral issues. Gum disease can also be a contributing factor in stroke, heart attack, and other serious health issues. Here at Dr. Hilton Israelson, we treat people with gum disease daily. There are things that you need to do to keep your gums healthy.
A periodontal maintenance procedure (PMP) is defined as a procedure that is recommended following periodontal treatment (such as scaling and root planing) and continues at varying intervals, determined by the clinical evaluation of the dentist.
These intervals can be as frequent as every two months and they can be extended as long as six months, depending on the patient. Keeping up your PMP interval is important because periodontal disease can recur without adequate follow-up.
Our skilled and experienced hygienists provide thorough deep cleanings for our patients who have mild to severe gum disease. They use high-tech instrumentation to make the cleanings comfortable and efficient. Deep cleaning is a key element of gum disease treatment, and is often enough to reduce or even eliminate the pockets caused by the disease, many times avoiding the need for periodontal surgery.
Gum Graft Surgery
Gum grafting is a name for periodontal procedures dedicated to strengthening certain areas of the gums in order to cover up an exposed tooth root surface. These exposed roots could be the result of gum recession due to gum disease, bite overload, or poorly positioned teeth. This procedure is quite common, and while the name might sound scary, it is performed routinely and provides for excellent results.
If you are suffering from advanced periodontal or gum disease, Dr. Israelson might suggest osseous surgery. Osseous surgery, also referred to as pocket depth reduction, is usually recommended when non-surgical treatments such as scaling and root planning have failed to recondition the impacted tissue around your teeth.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that is used to fix problems associated with the bone or joints. It involves transplanting bone tissue, and in the field of dentistry, it is most commonly completed so that there is enough bone available to support dental implants.
At Dr. Hilton Israelson, we strive to keep your teeth in a beautiful, healthy state. Our preventive, cosmetic, and restorative services are designed to provide you with a lifetime of natural teeth. Unfortunately, this is not always the possible. Sometimes, tooth extraction may be a necessary step to improve your oral health. Not to worry, though, we offer several solutions that replace missing teeth!
Surgical Assisted Accelerated Orthodontics
Periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics is typically used at the very beginning of your orthodontic treatment. This invaluable procedure involves corticotomies, or divisions in the underlying bone (the mandible or maxilla) while keeping the medullary vessels and periosteum intact. Splitting the bone into two pieces provides open space that accelerates tooth movement. The procedure may also involve bone grafting to enhance the volume of your ridge during treatment.
Schedule Your Appointment
To learn more about the services we provide call (972) 669-9444 and schedule your appointment now!