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Austin Periodontal Associates                             
7800 Mopac, Suite 310                                         
Austin, TX 78759

Phone: (512) 346-6097
Fax: (512) 346-8135

Email: info@austinperiodontal.com

Regular Office Hours:

  • Monday 7:30am to 3:30pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am to 3:30pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am to 3:30pm
  • Thursday 7:30am to 3:30pm
  • Friday 7:30am to 12:00pm (Administrative Staff Only)
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7800 N Mopac Expy
Austin, TX, 78759
United States

(512) 346-6097

Board Certified Periodontists, Dr. Daniel O'Dell and Dr. Kyle Smith, offer procedures in periodontics and dental implants using the most up-to-date technology possible. Their office in Austin, TX is dedicated to providing the highest level of periodontal care.

Basic Periodontal Treatment

Basic Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that gets under the gums and into the bone around your teeth, causing inflammation.

Periodontal inflammation leads to tooth loss and may contribute to other medical conditions. The resulting bone loss leaves loose excess tissue that bacteria can get underneath. This loose, "good for nothing" tissue is called a pocket.

The periodontal infection must be removed and the area given a chance to heal. There are generally two accepted treatments for this condition depending upon the severity of your infection.

Upper Level Infection Removal
The upper level of infection in the "pockets" around your teeth can be removed using specialized instruments. This procedure is called, "Scaling and Root Planing", "Phase One Treatment" or " Initial Therapy". It is done under local anesthesia and is quite different from the routine dental cleaning that is traditionally performed in the dentist's office.

Lower Level Infection Removal
If your infection has spread into the bone that supports your teeth, and is below the level that can be reached in "Upper Level Infection Removal", then a surgical procedure must be performed to remove the remaining infection. This procedure retracts the gums and removes the lower level infection and "pockets".