General and Preventive Dentistry

Proper preventive care is crucial for happy, healthy smiles. A mouth free of disease and decay positively impacts overall health and provides a lifetime of dental comfort and function. As an experienced general dentist, Dr. Gerlach offers comprehensive therapies to maintain and improve oral health and bring out the best in your smile.

Six-month checkups and hygiene visits are the building blocks of a healthy smile and let us identify problems in the early stage, before significant or irreparable damage occurs. During your exam, Dr. Gerlach will assess your teeth, soft tissues, and jaw to determine health and function, then prescribe treatments to prevent or treat dental problems. All patients also receive an oral cancer screening.  Do you experience sleep apnea? Dr. Gerlach delivers relief with customized, non-invasive therapies.  Come in for an appointment and experience dental care personalized for your unique needs.

At Conroe Dental Health & Cosmetic Centre we invite your whole family into our home.  We provide dental services for adults and children.  Dr. Gerlach has strong family values and it radiates into the way he practices dentistry.  Our goal is to provide families a place to receive excellent dental care without having to visit multiple offices.  We would love the opportunity to get to know and grow with your family.  

Everyone over the age of five should visit the dentist for a professional hygiene appointment twice per year. Our gentle hygienists will inspect your gums for periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults. The hygienists are specially trained to detect, deter, and treat gum disease. We prefer to help you maintain optimal oral health so that you never have to worry about gum disease. However, if you develop periodontal problems, we're here to help you.

If we find cause for concern, we may recommend that you change your oral healthcare routine or the products you use at home. We may also suggest a deep cleaning, which involves:

  • Scaling to remove tartar from below the gum line
  • Root planing to smooth rough root surfaces where plaque builds up
  • Arestin antibiotic treatment to kill bacterial infection


Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gums. It's the leading cause of adult tooth loss and has been linked to heart attack, stroke, pregnancy complications, and most recently, dementia. But there's good news! Dr. Gerlach offers comprehensive therapies to alleviate infection and renew periodontal health.

Symptoms of early early-stage gum disease, or gingivitis, include red, swollen gums that may bleed when you brush. We treat gingivitis with a deep cleaning and instruction on proper homecare techniques. Moderate cases of gum disease often respond well to topical antibiotic therapy. If left untreated, the infection can worsen and result in periodontitis, the most severe form of gum disease. But even periodontitis is treatable, although surgery may be required.

If you require surgical treatment, Dr. Gerlach will use a soft-tissue laser to perform the procedure. Laser therapy is safe, effective, and minimizes damage to surrounding tissue. Bleeding is slight, so you won't need stitches. Recovery time is fast, too.

Don't ignore your periodontal health. If you notice a change in your gum tissue, or if you've neglected gum care over the years, visit us. We want to restore your periodontal health and give you a reason to smile!

The use of a diode laser in dentistry is essential.  However studies show only 17% of dental practices incorporate this technology into their practice.  Our office utilizes two diode lasers in order provide our patients with the highest level of technology.  Lasers are used to treat gum disease by killing bacteria in the mouth and allowing healthy tissue to regenerate.  Do you or someone you know suffer from fever blisters or cold sores?  Laser treatment during the onset of symptoms can prevent the formation of the blister vesicle!  Call our office as soon as symptoms arise and we can the area.  Lasers can also adjust the height of the gum tissue so all teeth appear to be the same length.