Welcome to Gulfside Periodontics

Thomas B. Carter is your Periodontist in Ocean Springs MS

Welcome to our practice. Gulfside Periodontics is very PLEASED you have decided to join us. We are also GRATIFIED and COMPLIMENTED.

PLEASED – because dentistry and taking care of the residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast has become a way of life to us.

GRATIFIED – because you have given us the opportunity to serve you, earn your trust and educate you about the new frontiers in

COMPLIMENTED – because the path in the road you have chosen will improve your dental and overall health and we are humbled to be a part in that pursuit.

Our Mission:

Gulfside Periodontics believes in treating every patient as we would want to be treated. We will strive to exceed the expectations
of our patients with extraordinary customer service. Understanding our patients’ concerns regarding discomfort, duration and the expense of treatment is of utmost importance . The environment in which we provide for our patients will be comfortable, empathetic and educational. Patient education, doctor continuing education and customer service are the cornerstone principles of our practice philosophy, which enables our patients to make informed treatment decisions. We are concerned with our patients’ overall health as well as the health of the oral cavity and periodontium. We recognize that every patient we treat is unique, which is why at Gulfside Periodontics “we treat one patient at a time.”

What is a Periodontist?

A Periodontist is a dentist with additional years of study specializing in evaluating and treating periodontal disease. He/she performs both surgical and non-surgical therapy of the gums. In addition, our practice specializes in IV/ Oral Sedation and Dental Implant Therapy.

Are Bleeding Gums Serious? What Is Periodontitis?

Bleeding gums could be a sign of a serious condition called periodontitis. Periodontitis is a gum infection that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports your teeth. Dr. Carter can both diagnose and treat this serious condition. Call Gulfside Periodontics if you have bleeding gums or concerns about your oral health.

What will happen at my first visit?

A thorough 90-minute examination will be performed to check your gums for bleeding, swelling, firmness, recession, or other signs of infection. There will also be a stable bite analysis, along with measurements for bone loss or loose teeth. X-rays may be taken and your problem and treatment will be thoroughly explained to you. You may be referred to our treatment planning coordinator for treatment cost estimates and payment options.

Office Hours

Tuesday through Thursday:   8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday:   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Our Address

#3 Doctors Drive Ocean Springs, MS

What to bring?

  • Completed Patient Medical History
    Fill out completely, initial and sign where requested before your appointment.
  • Driver’s License
    and Dental Insurance card(s).
  • X-rays
    It is the patient’s responsibility to bring any X-rays or request them to be sent to our office from your referring dentist. If proper X-rays are not provided or are forgotten, there will be additional charges incurred if our office takes X-rays, or your reservation may be rescheduled for a later date.

What happens next? We will send a comprehensive report of all findings to your referring dentist. We take great pride in communications between our practice, the referring dentist and the referrals patients (YOU)! If therapy is necessary, we will help you with making a convenient reservation.

Once again, welcome to Gulfside Periodontics. We look forward to exceeding your expectations. Call Ocean Springs Office Phone Number 228-875-1881 today to schedule an appointment.

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