HOUSTON, TEXAS – Dr. Lynette Crouse, a Houston family dentist, recently began offering a new laser treatment for patients with gum disease that requires no scalpels or stitches and increases overall recovery time.
Gum disease is a widespread problem that will affect millions of Americans and has been connected to serious illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. Rampant gum disease also is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
Dr. Crouse, who operates Precise Dental of Houston, said the new laser treatment is less invasive than traditional gum disease surgery and requires less recovery time.
“Our patients love that we are offering the chance to take care of them medically with a faster-healing procedure,” Dr. Crouse said.
An infection in the gums can form what is known as a periodontal pocket between the teeth and gums. If left untreated, the infection can reach the bone and cause teeth to fail. The laser treatment removes the infection from the periodontal pocket and allows the gums and teeth to naturally reattach.
About 10 to 15 percent of the population is susceptible to gum disease. Men are more likely to have gum disease than women, but women do face a higher risk when they go through hormonal changes like pregnancy or menopause. Patients who have received the periodontal laser treatment report having minimal tissue damage, swelling or bleeding.
“There is no one-shot cure, whether we’re talking about traditional cleaning or laser treatment, but the laser periodontal treatment gives us incredible results,” Dr. Crouse said. “With the laser gum treatment, we can help patients fight off periodontal disease and make their mouth healthier.”
Precise Dental of Houston focuses on modern technology and continuing education to provide comprehensive care to every patient. The comfortable office includes a digital X-ray machine, which emits low levels of radiation; intraoral cameras; state-of-the-art cavity-prevention treatment; and laser teeth-whitening treatments.
Dr. Crouse is a general dentist who provides services in restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. The Houston dental practice offers crowns, bridges, implant restorations, root canals, teeth whitening at the dentist, veneers, fillings, gum treatment, oral cancer screenings, breath treatment and dental bonding.
Dr. Crouse is a Houston native who graduated with honors from the high school Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. She attended Houston Baptist University, where she double majored in biology and chemistry. In 1999, Dr. Crouse received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas. She was later accepted into the university’s graduate practice residency program and received training in oral medicine and sedation dentistry.
Dr. Crouse began her career as an associate dentist at a cosmetic dental practice. She opened Precise Dental of Houston in 2004. Dr. Crouse has received training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and is a certified provider of Invisalign. Over the years, patients looking for Invisalign in Houston have received quality and dependable services from Dr. Crouse and her staff.
Dr. Crouse holds memberships with the Academy of Sports Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is fluent in French and Spanish. In addition to her training and certifications, Dr. Crouse was voted Houston’s top dentist in 2014.
To learn more about Dr. Crouse’s periodontal treatments, call 832-548-9805.