About Our Practice
State-of-the-Art Dental Implant and Gum Treatment
We are a periodontal practice, meaning we specialize in treating anything to do with the gums and bone surrounding your teeth. We are also specialists in placing dental implants. Our number one priority at all times is saving teeth and returning you to full oral health!
We started Dallas Periodontal Associates in 2001 to provide the highest quality treatment using state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and caring atmosphere. That philosophy is the foundation of everything we do.
Dr. Tanur and Dr. Ovadia are meticulous in diagnosis and planning so your treatment will be the highest standard and efficiently delivered. The doctors are very friendly and always listen to your concerns, explain procedures so you can understand them and answer all your questions. You’ll find the staff very accommodating and they will make sure your visits are efficient and pleasant.
Experts in dental implants and gum treatment
Dr. Ovadia and Dr. Tanur are highly trained specialists in placing dental implants to replace missing teeth as well as providing all forms of gum treatment. They can effectively treat even severe gum disease and restore your gums to a state of health. They can also fix receding gums, a gummy smile or an uneven gumline.
Our main treatments are listed below:
- Gum disease treatment and gum grafting to restore the health of your gums and protect your teeth
- Bone Grafting to build back lost bone and stabilize your teeth
- Dental implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or an entire dental arch
- Gummy smile correction and cosmetic gum re-contouring
- Crown exposure to assist orthodontics or prepare a tooth for a dental restoration
Knowledgeable and competent dentists
Dr. Tanur and Dr. Ovadia are board-certified periodontists and Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology, a status earned by only 10% of periodontists, and granted only after passing a thorough and rigorous exam on all aspects of periodontics. They have each published their own research on gum disease and its link to other diseases in the body, and have lectured to colleagues and students in the U.S., Latin America and Europe.
Both doctors have been acknowledged in the community for their excellent work and have been consistently recognized as top dentists by D magazine and Texas Monthly magazine and Texas Super Dentists.
Caring and friendly doctors and staff
Our doctors and staff are very friendly and welcoming. They see to your every need and make sure your visits are efficient and comfortable. Dr. Tanur and Dr. Ovadia always listen to your concerns and answer all your questions so you feel at ease. They take the time to educate you on your treatments so you are well informed and know what to expect. They also educate you in home oral care so you can maintain your oral health after treatment. Patients repeatedly tell us they feel like part of the family when they are here.
Gentle, comfortable and minimally invasive treatment
Our minimally invasive treatment methods are very efficient and cause minimal post-operative discomfort. We use a gentle laser wherever possible for gum treatments and add growth proteins with a PRF (platelet rich fibrins) treatment to surgically treat tissues to prevent infection, reduce swelling and speed healing time. Our ultrasonic scalers used for cleanings can be adjusted for patient comfort.
When injections are needed, we numb the injection site with a topical anesthetic first. The anesthetic is warmed to body temperature and the injections are administered slowly and gently so they are comfortable. Dr. Tanur and Dr. Ovadia always make sure you are completely informed and feel at ease about what is going to happen before they start any procedure. We provide blankets, pillows and headphones for added comfort in the chair.
Our doctors use the latest in advanced technology to help achieve the best possible results. This increases the accuracy and speed of diagnosis, planning and treatment.
Our digital X-rays are more detailed than standard film X-rays and emit far less radiation than traditional X-ray devices. Our cone beam 3D CT scanner produces 3D images of your entire jaw structure, teeth and gums. We use these images for detailed diagnosis and for precisely planning the placement of your dental implants. This makes your implant placement quick, accurate and minimally invasive.
Our laser and radiosurgery devices are much less invasive and more precise than standard instruments and are used in many of our gum treatments.