Humble Dentistry
80 Wilson Road, Suite C
Humble, TX 77338
Welcome to Humble Dentistry
Experience matters when it comes to trusting someone with your smile. Dr. Robert G. Appel is dedicated to providing quality care to help everyone in your family enjoy a comfortable and beautiful smile for a lifetime!
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Dr. Robert G. Appel

Dr. Appel was born and raised in Michigan and earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, before continuing on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Appel is dedicated to expanding his skills and knowledge, amassing several hundred hours of continuing education over the past few years.

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We always welcome new patients and look forward to helping you achieve your goals for your smile. We maintain the highest standards of dentistry and patient care to make your visit to the dentist a positive experience for every member of your family.

Periodontal Treatment

Gum disease is at epidemic proportions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 47% of US adults have some form of periodontal disease. Ultimately, periodontal disease can result in tooth loss.

Periodontal disease is highly preventable with proper home care and professional dental cleanings. This is why we focus on prevention and early treatment when we notice warning signs, which include:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Gum recession
  • Bad breath
  • Tooth mobility
  • Pain when cleaning teeth
  • Red, swollen gums

More and more research has shown a connection between oral health and systemic health, and our goal is to help patients become healthier overall. Periodontal disease can impact systemic health, and research has shown links to a number of conditions:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Certain types of cancers
  • Alzheimer’s disease

Treatment for gum disease improves your oral health and supports optimum overall health.

Diagnosing Periodontal Disease

Treatment depends on how advanced the infection in your gums has become. We provide a complete periodontal evaluation for each patient in our practice.

Our hygienist will measure the pockets between your teeth and gums. Healthy gums hug the teeth snugly, which prevents food particles and bacteria from collecting beneath the gums. As infection develops, the gums become inflamed and pull away from the teeth. This creates a prime situation for bacteria and food to further irritate gum. An infection develops that will damage tissue and cause your bone to deteriorate, destabilizing the very foundation of your teeth.

Treatment for Gum Disease

We treat gum disease with a specialized dental cleaning. Comfort is always one of our top priorities, and we use a topical anesthetic to manage discomfort. Our hygienist will remove the plaque and bacteria above and below the gumline. In some cases, placing a location-specific antibiotic will assist with healing.

For a deep cleaning, more than one appointment may be required. Once we remove the infection and healing begins, regular maintenance will be necessary to keep your gums healthy. Patients who have undergone periodontal treatment may need maintenance appointments every 3 to 4 months because periodontal disease has a good chance of reoccurring in the future.

Good Home Care

In order to keep your oral health on track, good home care in between dental cleanings is essential. This requires a commitment on your part:

  • Brushing teeth twice daily using proper techniques
  • Flossing each tooth – both sides and behind back teeth
  • Rinsing with any recommend antibiotic rinses recommended by Dr. Appel
  • Keeping tongue clear of bacteria by brushing or scraping

A healthy diet will also support good gum health. We are happy to discuss all the ways you can have healthy gums, fresh breath, and a smile you feel proud of.

Give us a call and take the first step toward a healthy smile.