Providing Victoria With Periodontal Care Since 2003
Welcome to Gulf Coast Periodontics An Expert Dentist in Victoria, TX
"It is sincerely gratifying to provide my patients with individualized surgical care using creative solutions."
-RICK HEARD, DDS
Find Comfort and Quality At Gulf Coast Periodontics
As a local of Victoria, Dr. Heard knew he wanted to serve the town he grew up in and care for the oral health of his neighbors. We believe in completing periodontal care correctly the first time around. That's why we work with many general dentists in the area. We receive numerous referrals from these offices because of the trust we've built with our patients and other dentists. Nothing at our practice is rushed, and our dentist ensures you understand your dental procedures and are comfortable throughout your dental appointment.
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Patients Thank Our Dentist And Our Victoria Dental Team
In my book, Dr. Heard and his staff at Gulf Coast Periodontics are the absolute best! There is no other periodontist or office I would even consider.View on Google
The TEAM at Gulf Coast Periodontics is first class. Dr. Rick is the VERY BEST!!! Victoria is so lucky to have such a talented and kind periodontist.View on Google
Stunning Transformations Are In Your Reach
Featured Dentistry Procedures We Offer
Dental implants are the only way to prevent your jaw from receding after tooth loss. Dental implants replace your tooth roots to provide unmatched support for your restoration. Our dentist is highly certified in placing and restoring implants, having received a Master of Science in periodontics and implantology.
For patients with excess gum tissue who would like their gum line lifted, gum contouring offers a more balanced smile. Using a laser, we can precisely remove excess gum tissue to reveal more of your teeth. Gum contouring is a quick cosmetic procedure, usually completed in just one visit to our Victoria dental practice.
Scaling and root planing are effective ways to prevent periodontal disease from progressing. Scaling and root planing are non-invasive cleaning methods to address the build-up of plaque and tartar below the gum line and along the tooth's surface. This is a relatively simple and cost-effective dental treatment to better your oral health and avoid more invasive measures.
One of Dr. Heard's favorite dentistry procedures is soft tissue grafting, used to treat gum recession and periodontal disease. Dr. Heard is passionate about soft tissue grafting because it can change a patient's appearance, self-esteem, and oral health, all in one procedure.
After restoring your oral health with periodontal dental care treatments and dental implants, you won't want to go a day longer with missing teeth. We offer same-day teeth using our on-site CEREC® milling machine. We can create and place a temporary, customized crown, bridge, or denture right away to help you chew comfortably and speak clearly as soon as possible.
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Nervous About Dental Treatment? We Offer Sedation
Our dental team understands that a visit to the dentist can be anxiety-inducing, especially when oral surgery is involved. We can combine local numbing anesthesia with intravenous (IV) sedation to ensure complete comfort and a virtually painless procedure.
Our on-site anesthesiologists, Drs. Derrick Garrett and Steve Janececk, are board-certified MDs who are highly trained to administer safe doses of sedation for our patients.
Do We Accept Insurance and Financing?
We are an out-of-network office, but we can help you file paperwork with your insurance. Not being a part of a network allows us to care for our patients without the restrictions placed on in-network dental offices.
We accept monthly financing plans through CareCredit® to help make the cost of treatment manageable for patients without insurance plans, or whose procedure is not covered by their insurance plan.