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Periodontal Services in Amarillo, TX

Gum Grafting

Amarillo Dental Associates provides a variety of periodontal treatments and procedures to restore your gums and jawbone to good health. Dr. Ryan Street and Dr. Ryan Hyde are highly experienced in periodontal treatments that improve the health, function, and appearance of your smile at our technologically advanced dental practice in Amarillo, TX. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call 806-355-7463 or message us to request your appointment.

What Is Periodontics?

Periodontics is a field of dentistry that focuses on treatments and procedures that restore health to the gums and supporting structures in the mouth, including the jaw bone. Unfortunately, gum disease (gingivitis) and its most severe form (periodontal disease) are incredibly widespread, with nearly half of adults in the U.S. having gum disease by age 30.

Without treatment, periodontal disease leads to a host of poor outcomes including infections, tooth loss, and risks to your health and well-being. At Amarillo Dental Associates, periodontal disease is managed with a variety of procedures and maintenance that restore the gums and jaws to good health, all the while alleviating pain, and improving the aesthetic appearance of your smile.

Benefits of Periodontal Treatments and Procedures

No two periodontal treatments or procedures are the same. Therefore, they provide myriad benefits including:

  • Reversal or management of gum disease
  • Reduces risk of tooth loss
  • Pain alleviation
  • Plaque removal
  • Tooth decay prevention
  • Strengthens jaw bone
  • Improved appearance of your smile
  • Correcting a gummy smile
  • Stabilizing loose teeth
  • Preparing jaw to support dental implants
  • Removal of infected tissue
  • Preventing bacterial accumulation in pockets of teeth
  • Treating infections
  • Preserve your facial appearance

Periodontal Procedures At Amarillo Dental Associates

Amarillo Dental Associates provides a variety of non-surgical and minimally invasive periodontal surgeries to return the gums and supportive structures to a healthy state.

Periodontal Maintenance Program

Periodontal Maintenance Program

Home care is an extremely important part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums, but even excellent home care cannot prevent bacteria and plaque. If the plaque is not removed, it can harden, becoming calculus. We will recommend a periodontal maintenance program that is best for you based on how quickly you develop calculus and your past and current periodontal health.

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Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing treats minor to moderate gum disease by removing plaque and bacteria from the gums and pockets, and smoothing tooth roots to promote reattachment to the teeth.

Periodontal Splinting

Periodontal Splinting

Periodontal splinting is a nonsurgical treatment that helps to stabilize loose teeth by splinting multiple teeth together to form a more stable unit. Periodontal splinting may be performed to stabilize teeth before dental implant surgery.



ARESTIN® is a locally applied antibiotic that delivers minocycline microspheres in the form of a powder. It is placed directly into the infected periodontal pocket at the time of scaling and root planing procedures for easy, targeted treatment. The microspheres adhere to the surrounding surfaces to provide a sustained release of the antibiotic at the site of active infection for effective treatment. It is used in pocket depth reduction and may be used as part of a periodontal maintenance program.

Benefits of ARESTIN® include:

  • No local anesthesia required
  • No adhesive required
  • No dressing required
  • No need for removal as the microspheres are completely bioresorbed
  • Remains active in the pocket for an extended period of time

Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a minimally invasive treatment that removes damaged gum tissue and improves upon the appearance of a gummy smile. By removing damaged gum tissue, the risk of spreading infection is reduced, while providing a cosmetic enhancement.

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Gingival Grafts

Ridge Preservation

Gingival grafts treat thinning or receding gums, by covering exposed teeth roots. During a gingival graft, tissue from the roof of the mouth is grafted to the area of thinning or receding gum tissue.

Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is most commonly performed in patients preparing for dental implants. Bone grafts are necessary when the jawbone has suffered deterioration and is not strong enough to support an implant. Bone grafting places new bone in the depleted area, to stabilize the jaw and to promote new bone growth.

Osseous Surgery (aka Pocket Depth Reduction)

Periodontal Surgery - Man Sitting by Lake

Osseous surgery is a minimally invasive periodontal surgery that treats periodontal disease by opening the pockets, removing diseased tissue and bacteria, and smoothing the teeth and bone to promote reattachment to the gums.

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Bone Regeneration and Ridge Preservation

Bone Regeneration and Ridge Preservation

Bone regeneration and ridge preservation are periodontal procedures that restore and regenerate volume and height to the jaw bones. Ridge preservation is performed on the upper jaw to prepare for dental implants. Bone regeneration may be indicated prior to implants, and to treat a deteriorated jaw bone to prevent tooth loss.

Dental Implants

Bone Regeneration and Ridge Preservation

Dental implants, which are precisely placed into the jaw during surgery not only fill in gaps in your smile; they also help preserve and regenerate your jawbone, which stabilizes adjacent teeth, maintains your facial appearance, and improves oral health.

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Periodontal Biopsy


A periodontal biopsy may be necessary to diagnose the cause of abnormalities in the gum tissue, including lesions, or to rule out certain diseases including oral cancer. During a biopsy, a small portion of tissue is removed for evaluation and examination.

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Why Choose Amarillo Dental Associates?

At Amarillo Dental Associates our dentists have undergone extensive training in the field of implantology and periodontics. Amarillo Dental Associates provides nonsurgical and surgical periodontics in an effort to provide comprehensive oral healthcare to patients from Amarillo and surrounding communities.

As a family-owned and operated dental practice, Amarillo Dental Associates has invested in all the latest dental technologies to provide you with enhanced comfort, and exceptional outcomes from your periodontal procedures. Our warm, welcoming dental practice has served the community for nearly 50 years, with efficiency, professionalism, and skill. We aim to provide all of your family’s dental care needs in one convenient location.

Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontics

Will I be under anesthesia for periodontal treatment?
Periodontal treatments at Amarillo Dental Associates do not require general anesthesia. Local anesthesia will be administered to numb the areas being treated. Sedation options are available for relaxation during your procedure.
How long will a dental implant last?
Dental implants are incredibly durable, lasting at least 20 years, and often last much longer. Excellent oral hygiene habits and regular dental exams and cleanings are essential for maintaining excellent oral health and extending the lifespan of dental implants.
How long is recovery from bone grafting?
You may experience tenderness, swelling, and discomfort for several days. It takes several months for the bone graft to fully mature.
What can I eat after gum grafting?
After a gum grafting procedure, you should eat soft foods for the first 24-48 hours. Foods should be cold or lukewarm for the first few days. Avoid all hard, tough, crunchy foods for the first 48 hours.
Does scaling and root planing hurt?
The procedure doesn’t hurt because the gums are completely numb during your procedure. Tenderness may persist for a few days after the procedure.
What are the benefits of crown lengthening?
Crown lengthening removes diseased tissues, prevents the spread of infection, and improves the appearance of small teeth resulting in a gummy smile.
What are alternatives to osseous surgery?
Dr. Street or Dr. Hyde will explain all potential treatments for deep pockets. These may include scaling and root planing with antibiotics, and bone or gum grafting.
How frequently should I have a deep cleaning?
It depends. Some people may only need a deep cleaning once. Others may have a deep cleaning and then begin periodontal maintenance, which involves more frequent dental visits for plaque removal. Those with advanced periodontal disease may need a deep cleaning twice a year.

Schedule Periodontal Treatment in Amarillo

At Amarillos Dental Associates, we provide comprehensive dental care including a variety of effective periodontal procedures. To schedule an appointment, call 806-355-7463 or message us.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

4525 Van Winkle Dr
Amarillo, TX 79119
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