Gum Disease Treatment in Plano, TX

Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is a concern that many adults face, and if left untreated, it can lead to more severe complications, including tooth loss or bone loss. Our experienced and dedicated team, led by Plano dentist, Dr. Thomas Simmons, provides a holistic approach to diagnosing, treating, and managing periodontal issues, ensuring that your smile is not only radiant but also healthy from the roots up.


What is Periodontal Disease?

Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar). When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone which causes Gum Disease.

Not only is it the number one reason for tooth loss, research suggests that there may be a link between periodontal disease and other diseases such as, stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and increased risk during pregnancy.

Researchers are determining if inflammation and bacteria associated with periodontal disease affects these systemic diseases and conditions. Smoking also increases the risk of periodontal disease.

Our Periodontal Treatment Plans


Scaling & Root Planing


Crown Lengthening


Frenectomy / Gingivectomy


Connective Tissue Grafts

Your gums are the foundation of your teeth, and in many ways, your oral health. Our dentist and hygienists will work with you to establish good periodontal care. By cleaning your teeth and treating your gums, we can help you improve your dental health.

 Gum Disease Treatments We Offer:

Scaling & Root Planing

Rejuvenate your gum health

Periodontal scaling and root planing is a non-surgical deep cleaning procedure, meticulously
designed to combat periodontal disease at its early stages. The process involves the removal of tartar and plaque below the gumline (scaling) followed by smoothening the tooth roots (root planing). This eliminates bacteria and promotes the healthy reattachment of gums to the teeth. Regular scaling and root planing sessions can halt the progression of gum disease, ensuring a healthy foundation for your smile. This service is undertaken by our skilled dental hygienists and overseen by our dentist in Plano, TX.

A patient undergoing periodontal disease treatment in Plano, TX

Crown Lengthening

Achieve the perfect balance between gum and tooth

Sometimes called a “gum lift,” crown lengthening is designed to expose more of the tooth’s surface. By reshaping or removing excess gum tissue, and in some cases, the underlying bone, this procedure provides a stronger foundation for restorations like crowns. Whether you’re aiming for an aesthetic enhancement or to facilitate dental restoration, crown lengthening at Thomas Simmons DDS ensures precision, care, and a harmonious smile.

Frenectomy / Gingivectomy

Restore comfort, function, and aesthetics

  • Frenectomy: The oral cavity contains small bands of tissue known as frena that can occasionally restrict movement or create spaces between teeth. A frenectomy is a straightforward procedure where these restrictive bands are gently removed, restoring optimal tongue or lip movement, and often aiding in speech, swallowing, or orthodontic treatment.
  • Gingivectomy: Over time, gum disease can cause the gum tissue to overgrow, leading to aesthetic concerns and pockets that harbor harmful bacteria. A gingivectomy involves the surgical removal of this excess gum tissue, promoting a healthier and more attractive gumline. Our skilled cosmetic dentist in Plano, TX, ensures the procedure is precise and comfortable.

Example of gum recession treatment to treat a gummy smile

Connective Tissue Grafts

Reinforce and rejuvenate your gumline

Receding gums can expose tooth roots, leading to sensitivity, aesthetic concerns, and a heightened risk of root decay. Connective tissue grafts, often sourced from the palate, are a tried-and-true solution to treat gum recession. By adding tissue to the receding area, this procedure not only improves the gum’s appearance but also fortifies the area against future recession. Dr. Thomas Simmons is dedicated to ensuring the grafting process is smooth, effective, and geared toward long-term gum health.

We Offer Gum Disease Treatment in Plano, TX!

Don’t wait until small issues become bigger challenges. Safeguard your smile and ensure your oral well-being with our specialized periodontal services at Thomas Simmons DDS. Book your consultation now and embark on a journey to optimal gum health.


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