Thomas W. Mabry, DDS, PC
Periodontics and Dental Implants

Periodontal Disease and Technology

The term “periodontal”means “around the tooth.”  Periodontal disease (also known as periodontitis and gum disease) is a common inflammatory condition which affects the supporting and surrounding soft tissues of the tooth; also the jawbone itself when in its most advanced stages.

Periodontal disease is most often preceded by gingivitis which is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue.  A bacterial infection affects the gums when the toxins contained in plaque begin to irritate and inflame the gum tissues.  Once this bacterial infection colonizes in the gum pockets between the teeth, it becomes much more difficult to remove and treat.  Periodontal disease is a progressive condition that eventually leads to the destruction of the connective tissue and jawbone.  If left untreated, it can lead to shifting teeth, loose teeth and eventually tooth loss.

Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults in the developed world and should always be promptly treated.

Dr. Mabry is always doing research and undergoing additional training to make sure he is up to date and is able to offer his patients the latest and most effective technological advances in Periodontal Treatment.  As a result, we are able to offer digital x-rays, an in office CBCT scan for implant planning, PRGF technology to speed patient healing post-surgery and the most atraumatic implant placement technologies making implant placement, even with a lack of adequate bone possible. 

Please contact us for an evaluation today:


1241 A 7th St.

Slidell, LA  70458 


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