Dr. Kapoor moved to New York when she was 12 years old. Her father worked for the U.S. Aid and was stationed in Afghanistan, which is where she was born. She decided to be a dentist when she was 10 years old because she really liked her dentist. When she was 15 years old she decided to become a periodontist because her mom had periodontal disease and refused to see a periodontist. This urge to help her mom has bloomed into a career that she is passionate about. She treats every patient with the same care that she gave to her mom.
Dr. Kapoor now lives on a ranch near Austin, Texas. Her other passion is cooking. She has started a cooking blog (cookingwithloveandspices.com) and teaches cooking classes. She is using her cooking venture to support the local producers and food bank.
Dr. Kapoor has 27 years of experience in periodontal care. She cares for our patients in Austin and in the valley. She has been serving our patients since 2011.
After graduating from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1986, Dr. Kapoor completed a one year hospital residency at the Ann Arbor V. A., and then a three year periodontal internship at Ohio State University.
Since her post-doctoral graduation in 1990, Dr. Kapoor continues to take advanced courses to keep up with the latest technology and procedures in the field of periodontics.
Gum Disease Treatments
Are your gums swollen, discolored or infected? Do you suffer from bad breath? You may be experiencing the beginnings of a common dental condition known as periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease occurs when a patient suffers from chronic, untreated gingivitis. At Northwest Austin Family Dentistry in Austin, TX, we are proud to offer gum disease treatments for patients that are looking to manage their gum disease symptoms.
About Gum Disease
Gum disease is a dental disease which results in receding gums, pockets forming around teeth and eventually even tooth migration and loss. As the disease progresses, the gums begin to pull away from teeth, creating pockets around teeth. These pockets can harbor bacteria and debris, leading to decay and infection. Some of the most common symptoms of gum disease include:
- Bad Breath
- Swollen Gums
- Irritated Gums
- Infected Gums
- Receding Gums
- Loose Teeth
- Teeth Spacing Issues
Gum Disease Treatment from Our Austin, TX Office
- Tooth Scaling – During your Austin gum disease treatment, we will use special dental tools which allow us to remove built-up tartar, plaque and infection from the teeth, gums and below the gum line.
- Root Planing – After we have finished tooth scaling, we will smoothen the affected teeth roots, this will allow the gums to attach better and heal easier, reducing the risk of pocket formation and infection.
Ready to kiss gum disease symptoms goodbye? Contact our Austin periodontist today to schedule your appointment. We’d be happy to evaluate your teeth, gums and overall oral health to determine if gum disease treatment is the right option for you.