Periodontics at Dental Specialty Group of Pinellas...Periodontists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and can help you to keep your teeth for life!

Welcome to the Office of Dr. Paul Bivens - Periodontist

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our Periodontal Office at Dental Specialty Group. Our staff consists of highly trained dental professionals who will work closely with you and your dentist throughout your treatment.

Dr. Bivens is a Periodontal Specialist who treats only periodontal (gum diseases). This allows your care to be highly focused by trained professionals. Our philosophy emphasizes conservative treatment and your options will be discussed with you in detail so you can make an informed decision regarding your dental health.

Dr. Bivens respects the concerns of his patients and will take the time to listen to your concerns to work together with you to provide the best treatment for your individual situation.

 

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What are the signs of Periodontal Disease?

Early Stage:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Red, swollen, tender gums
  • Gums receding from teeth

Advanced Stage:

  • Space between teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Changes in your bite from shifting teeth
  • Foul smell & taste

The best way to treat gum disease is early detection & prevention.

A thorough exam can detect the disease and our goal is to then prevent further damage & loss of teeth & supporting bone.