Dr. Hiru Mathur is a Board Certified Periodontist practicing since 1999 specializing in Periodontal & Implant Surgery. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Texas, Houston since she graduated. Dedicated to improving clinical skills and better patient care, Dr. Mathur takes several continuing education courses and has founded her own study club to help dentists and their staff members improve their patient care. Our office receives regular and advanced training in lasers, dental implants and other state of the art dental procedures to ensure the highest quality of care.
She is a member of numerous prestigious organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, Texas Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, International Congress of Oral Implantology & the Indian Doctors Association.
Dr. Mathur also works with several community organizations and just recently got appointed as Luminary Ambassador of the Asian American Family Services (AAFS). AAFS is dedicated to serving the mental health needs of the Asian American community. Dr. Mathur is also a member of Operation Smile.
Dental implants are highly favored as the preferred method for replacing missing teeth. But they do require a certain type of environment to work properly. Ideal candidates for implants have adequate bone level, a healthy oral environment and are also in good general health. If you have lost bone due to gum disease, chronic tooth loss or other factors, you may need a bone grafting procedure first to rebuild the bone your new implants will need for success.
Dental implants offer unique benefits that include:
Gum Disease increases the risk of heart disease, placing those with the oral condition at a 50 percent higher chance of having a heart attack. Researchers believe harmful bacteria from the mouth travel through the bloodstream, possibly contributing to inflammation within the cardiovascular system. It is also believed that this inflammatory response influences the increased risk of stroke in gum disease patients.
Gum Disease Threatens More Than Your Smile. Gum disease is a serious oral condition affecting nearly half of all U.S. adults age 30 and over. Caused by hundreds of types of harmful oral bacteria, its effects extend well beyond the smile. Gum disease not only leads to loss of bone that supports the teeth – the progressive infection is the number one cause of adult tooth loss today. It is also linked to several systemic health conditions, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes, among others. Given its concerning effects, treating gum disease in a timely manner is extremely important. Our board-certified periodontist has extensive experience in restoring gum health with advanced techniques, including laser gum disease treatment.
Millions of people put off getting the dental care they need for better quality living out of fear or anxiety of the dentist or dental procedures. But avoiding the dentist only invites further oral problems, and even systemic health issues in some cases. At Sugar Land Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we have created a welcoming, comforting environment, which our patients find relaxing and enjoyable. We also offer sedation dentistry options to ensure total comfort during periodontal and dental implant procedures.
Dental fear and anxiety can stem from a number of factors, from traumatic childhood visits to the need for extensive treatment. No matter the cause, our compassionate approach and soothing sedation dentistry options put you right at ease! When you are relaxed and comfortable, your treatment is easier, less stressful and more efficient.