Preventing Periodontal Disease
Early Diagnosis is the Most Effective Means of Control
Periodontal (gum) disease is more common than heart disease or even cancer, but because it’s not categorized as “life-threatening,” few people know much about the condition.
The tragedy of this disease is that it can totally devastate your appearance. Left untreated, it will erode your jawbone, ultimately resulting in the loss of teeth.
Germs from periodontal disease can even enter the bloodstream, where they have the potential to cause debilitating effects on your general health.
What is the cause of all this misery? Bacterial plaque.
Routine dental checkups and cleanings are the best way to make sure plaque and periodontal disease don’t take the beauty out of your smile. With periodontal disease, early diagnosis is the most effective means of control.
As our patient, you’ll receive:
- A complete dental periodontal examination
- Nutritional advice
- Inspection for oral cancer
- Personalized bacterial plaque analysis
- Instruction in plaque control
- Complete X-rays
- Scaling and polishing
- A complete preventive program for your specific needs
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Dr. Angela Burns moved to Austin 10 years ago and instantly fell in love with our beautiful city. Dr. Burns is originally from the Texarkana area. She attended Texas A&M for her undergraduate degree and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center for her degree in dental surgery (DDS). Dr. Burns is committed to providing her patients with gentle, technologically advanced dental treatment. She attends an average of 60 hours of continuing education every year. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, and the Capital Area Dental Society. Dr. Burns and her husband, Gary, have an 11-year-old daughter, Sydney, who is a proud 6th grader at Hill Country Middle School. She is also very involved in the Eanes PTO, her church, and loves raising her family in the Westlake community. “Growing up, I was drawn to mediating and helping others feel more included and less anxious. I was a camp counselor, student government officer and being the oldest of five, I was the family mediator. I found that I had a calling to help alleviate stressful situations for others and realized that being a good listener was something that was key to this. These skills really helped guide me into becoming a dentist that has based my practice on relationships, empathy and a sense of comfort. I knew that I wanted to provide an atmosphere that felt like home when others walked in. Our practice is small, personal and state of the art and we hope you feel like you’re hanging out with friends when you are here!” When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Burns enjoys traveling, hiking the greenbelt, enjoying Austin’s music scene, and eating Amy’s Ice Cream.