Our office performs the following services:
Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP)
Are you fearful of standard gum therapies? Do not want long teeth due to gum recession? This procedure may be for you! For more information click here.
Pinhole® Gum Rejuvination™️ Click here to read about this amazing procdure to repair gum recession.
Implants are the modern way to replace lost teeth. They are the best way to replace missing teeth as they act just like real teeth. Just as teeth are attached to the jaw, so are implants. No teeth have to be damaged for the sake of adding missing teeth. Implants generally have a huge success rate.
Scaling and Root Planing
Frequently referred to as “deep cleaning”, this procedure is performed in cases of minor gum disease. It is usually done in two office visits following an initial consultation.
This is a procedure to remove the diseased gum tissues in more advanced cases of periodontal disease. This type of gum surgery is designed to eliminate the gum “pockets” by removing them. It also provides the ability to clean in areas that are not accessible to standard non-surgical procedures.
The removal of teeth. Not every tooth can be saved. For the hopeless teeth, extraction is the only answer to fight off pain and disease. Areas where teeth are removed are often grafted to preserve esthetics and to allow for future implant placement.
Bone Grafting and Regeneration
These procedures are designed to rebuild lost bone and tooth attachment. This can involve use of a special bone grafting material and a protective membrane. Grafting can also be performed after tooth removal to improve esthetics or to provide bone for a dental implant.
This is a procedure to add gum tissue where it has been lost. Gum recession can occur for different reasons but repairing these areas of damage can be accomplished by soft tissue grafting.
This is a procedure designed to make a tooth repairable by your dentist. Broken teeth can reach under the gums making repair impossible. This procedure moves the gum so that the tooth is more exposed. This allows your dentist to save the tooth.
Periodontal Maintenance and Implant Maintenance
So who takes care of everything once it is done? Periodontists are different from other surgeons in that supportive future care is always the norm. In order for dental treatment to last, it needs to be maintained. A strong recall program is established between our office and your general dentist to provide high quality long term care.
Treatment of Gum Disease
Treating gum disease starts with the removal of any plaque and hardened deposits (tartar or calculus) on the tooth root surfaces. This may be followed by other non-surgical treatments and/or periodontal surgery to remove diseased tissue and restore your mouth to the best possible health.
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer the comfort and security of a permanent replacement that looks and functions just like your natural teeth. Dental implants also help preserve the tooth-supporting bone in your jaw that deteriorates when even one tooth is lost.
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Cosmetic Gum Surgery
The gum tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth plays a big role in how appealing your smile will look. Excess gum tissue, gum recession, and an uneven gum line are all problems that can often be successfully treated surgically at the dental office. Learn more about Cosmetic Gum Surgery.
If gum recession is affecting your health or your appearance, a routine surgical procedure called gum grafting may help. It involves carefully placing a small amount of new tissue in an area where little or no gum tissue currently exists — typically recommended to prevent further gum recession or to help cover tooth root surfaces that have become exposed. Learn more about Gum Grafting.
There are times when it is in your best interest to have a tooth extracted (removed). This could be the case for a variety of reasons, including: damage or trauma to the tooth; extensive gum disease; extensive tooth decay; or overcrowding. Learn more about Tooth Extractions.
Bone grafting, a minor in-office surgical procedure, is commonly used in dentistry to correct deficiencies in bone quantity and to build support for teeth or dental implants. Learn more about Bone Grafting.
Treatment of Loose Teeth & Bite Problems
Periodontal disease is the most common cause of loose teeth, though placing too much stress on the teeth can aggravate the problem. Whatever the cause, loose teeth require immediate treatment. Learn more about Loose Teeth & Bite Problems.