Best 30 Dentists Periodontists in Tyler, TX with Reviews -
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By: Andrea J.
Dr. Kayleigh Eaves Temple, DDS
I am in the medical field, and the condescension and lack of professionalism that we experienced today rival any that I have experienced. We had a consult about 1.5 months go for my 11 yr old son - he has a tooth that is in the roof of his mouth that needs to be pulled down to its proper place. The procedure was explained to us as a simple procedure not requiring sedation. My son was very apprehensive, and we assured him that either myself or his dad would be with him. On arrival, my son was called back. My husband got up to go with him and was told by the person calling him back that he could not go, they were just going to take his vital signs and then come get us. About 20 minutes later, after my husband had checked with the front desk two different times about what was going on and why we were not back with him, we were told that he was being numbed, and that we could not go back with him, as that "was not allowed". We immediately requested to speak to the dentist as we had not been told this prior to this time, and had been told three different times that we could go back as soon as they were done with xrays (which he did not have done), vital signs, etc. We were spoken to in a very condescending manner by Dr. Temple, and after discussing this situation with her, decided that we did not want anyone who is going to lie to a parent (or a child, we found out a little later) working on our child. I will never step foot in this facility again, and would encourage anyone who wants their child treated well to avoid it, also.
By: Cathy B.
Witte Douglas A
He's old school. You'll get a smile from the vintage decor in his office but this man saved my teeth at a time when it seemed dentures were on the horizon. He knows what he's doing, very talented doctor.
By: krismay248
Witte Douglas A
I love this office. Dr. Witte is a kind and wonderful doctor. I feel like everyone in the office really cares about my treatment. Highly recommend!
Tips & Advices
To prevent periodontal disease, it's important to brush your teeth after meals, since this prevents food debris from getting lodged between your teeth and gums and causing plaque. Daily flossing should also be a key part of your oral health regimen, since this removes food particles and plaque that a toothbrush may not be able to reach. Smoking increases the risk of gum disease, so avoid this habit if you want to maintain healthy gums.
Certain periodontal treatments are completely painless and gentle enough to be administered without anesthesia. Treatments such as deep scaling, root planing, and those involving surgery are performed with the help of a local anesthetic or a sedative.
One of the most common types of treatments performed by periodontists is gum grafting. This is a surgical procedure that grafts your gum tissue to reverse gum recession, and it can prevent further recession and bone loss. Periodontists also perform laser treatment for gum disease, dental implant installation, pocket reduction procedures, and dental crown lengthening.
In periodontal treatment that involves surgery, many periodontists use a local anesthetic that works to completely numb the area being treated. Oral or IV sedation can also be used, and with this approach, you'll either be completely asleep, or drift in and out of sleep while the procedure is being performed.
Gum disease can be treated with the help of a dentist or periodontist. If gum disease is in its early stages, a professional cleaning will remove tartar before it leads to infection that can cause a more serious condition. With advanced cases of gum disease, infected gums can be treated with scaling and root planing.

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