Periodontics and Dental Implants in Dallas Fort Worth
Dr. Ted Ling and Dr. Jenny Tai practice a full scope of periodontal and implant dentistry with expertise ranging from treatment of periodontal diseases to dental implants, gum grafts, bone augmentation, and sinus lifts.
Drs. Ling and Tai provide a wide variety of dental services in multiple locations in Dallas-Fort Worth area.
We are committed to providing personalized treatment and highest quality of care to all of our patients.
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Periodontists save teeth. We believe in preserving natural dentition as much as possible. Today’s surgical and nonsurgical periodontal treatment – when managed by the periodontal specialist using a predictable and conservative approach – make it possible to regenerate soft tissue and bone around natural teeth.
When a tooth is beyond repair (this usually happens when a tooth root fractured, has gross decay that reached below the gum line, or has lost too much bone due to periodontal disease), as periodontal specialists, we perform minimal traumatic extraction with bone grafting to preserve the supporting bone and tissue.
Dental implant serves as a predictable option for patients whose natural dentition cannot be preserved. With the proper care and maintenance, dental implants can be an excellent long-term option to restore a patient’s function and esthetics after losing a tooth.
- Morton Amsterdam, DDS, ScD, the founder of Periodontal Prosthesis program of Penn Dental Medicine
"It should be remembered that the simplest treatment that will satisfy the needs of the case is the best treatment."
Why should I see a periodontist for gum disease and dental implants?
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, the management of bone and gum tissue, and in the placement of dental implants. We receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education in the periodontal residency program beyond dental school. We are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, receding gum, and are also trained in performing cosmetic and regenerative periodontal procedures.
As periodontists, we often treat more problematic periodontal cases. In addition, periodontists are specially trained in the placement, maintenance, and repair of dental implants.
Some patients’ periodontal needs can be managed by the general dentist. However, as more and more patients are exhibiting signs of periodontal disease, coupled with research that suggests a relationship between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases of aging, periodontal treatment may necessitate a greater understanding and increased level of expertise by a trained specialist. Patients who present with moderate or severe levels of periodontal disease will be best managed by a partnership between the dentist and periodontist.
For more information, contact our periodontists Dr. Ling and Dr. Tai for any questions you may have!