Dr. Jaynes’ commitment to excellence has been evident throughout her studies and dental health career. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Mississippi in 1988, she obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Tennessee Medical Center graduating in the top ten percent in 1992. She earned the oral medicine award as well from Tennessee. In 1995, she graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry Periodontics simultaneously earning her periodontics graduate certification and Master of Science Degree. She is a Board Certified Periodontist and Diplomate of American Academy of Periodontology. Since then she has completed an average of 30 hours per year in continuing education studies with a heavy emphasis on implantology and cosmetics. Dr. Jaynes is an associate professor in the hygiene department at Collin College. She is very active in the Dallas County Dental Society where she was awarded the young dentist award early in her career.
For people with a missing tooth or even several missing teeth, dental implants can seem like a miracle. They are a wonderful tooth replacement option, which avoids the frustration of dealing with bridges and dentures. Once in place, they maintain normal jaw functioning and look very natural.
If you are missing teeth and are tired of having loose dentures dental implants may be a great option for you. Dr. Johnson and Dr. Jaynes can coordinate with your primary dentist in determining the best way to move forward to give you the best outcome functionally and cosmetically. If you don’t currently have a primary dentist, we can certainly refer you to a highly qualified one to meet all your dental needs.
The word “periodontal” literally means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease (also known as “gum disease”, “pyorrhea” or “periodontal infection”) is an ongoing bacterial infection of the gums and bone around your teeth. This infection leads to inflammation under the gums and if not treated, this inflammation can destroy the bone around your teeth. This results in tooth loss. 75% of all adult tooth loss is due due to periodontal infection. More importantly, research has associated periodontal infection with several serious medical problems; including heart disease, diabetes and stroke. As ongoing research continues to define how periodontal disease is associated with these and other health problems, good oral health is essential. Good periodontal health is a key component of a healthy body.
Soft Tissue Grafting
Periodontal procedures are available to stop further dental problems and gum recession, and/or to improve the esthetics of your gum line. Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Perhaps you wish to enhance your smile by covering one or more of these roots that make your teeth appear too long. Or maybe you are not bothered by the appearance of these areas, but you cringe because the exposed roots are sensitive to hot or cold foods and liquids.
Why do gums recede?
Your gums may have receded for a variety of reasons, including aggressive tooth brushing or periodontal disease. You may not be in control of what caused the recession, but prior to treatment your periodontist will help you identify the factors contributing to the problem. Once these contributing factors are controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.
Periodontal infection is typically a chronic infection that works way further into the gum and bone over a long period. Bacteria are organized and different from the normal bacteria in the mouth. It invades the gums and affect the bone, many times conventional/routine cleanings do not serve well to control the infection.
This infection is typically without symptoms, such as pain. However, it can give you signs of infection such as swollen gums, bleeding, bad breath and looseness of teeth.
For mild periodontal disease, Drs. Johnson and Jaynes utilize a way to effectively control periodontal infection and help patients heal in a simple, less invasive and less expensive way. The technique is simply called “Scaling and Root Planing.” The results of this technique have been shown to reduce “pockets” and reduce bleeding.