PERIODONTICS

Keep your gums and teeth healthy and disease free. Periodontal treatment targets the areas of your teeth and gums that are most vulnerable to disease.

Gums that are inflamed, red, and swollen could indicate periodontal (gum) disease known as gingivitis. The more serious condition, called periodontitis, can cause tooth, gum, and bone tissue loss if untreated.

Root Planing

Dental plaque builds up on your teeth and descends below your gum line. Removing the plaque buildup can cause your tooth/teeth to have a jagged feel and appearance.

Root planing smoothes the tooth root and helps the gums heal. A smooth, healthy tooth root enables the gums to reattach and prevent more dental plaque from forming on the root.

Osseous Recontouring

Eliminate advanced gum disease. This procedure accesses the deeper, diseased tooth root and bone areas and removes the threat of infection from bacteria.

Gum Grafting Procedures

Treat gum recession and protect your sensitive tooth root from exposure to bacteria and periodontal disease. Gum grafting uses your own gum tissue to cover the margins, protect your underlying bone, and guard against infection and bone loss.

Crown Lengthening

Assure that your crown fits on healthy, supportive bone and gum tissue. This oral surgery procedure prevents an ill-fitting crown from becoming inflamed or irritated requiring additional dental treatment. It's also used to treat a "gummy smile" (a large amount of gum tissue showing around upper teeth) by sculpting your gum line to improve your smile.

Guided Bone Regeneration Around A Tooth

Seal the bond between your tooth and gum tissue. This procedure prevents food debris and bacteria from building up in the space between your tooth and gums and restores health to diseased gum tissue.

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Improve the appearance of your gum line. Removal of excess gum tissue reveals more of your natural tooth and restores health to your gum line and teeth.

Dental implants

Replace your missing or damaged teeth and enhance the appearance of your smile. Dental implant treatment restores the gum and bone tissue with a new, natural looking tooth and supportive artificial root.

A dental implant is a strong and stable tooth replacement. Unlike a dental bridge, your implant functions independent of your surrounding teeth. A dental implant can also be used to stabilize your denture.

Dental implants are natural looking, artificial teeth. Each implant is surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone.

An implant replaces the missing tooth root with a strong, metal root made from a titanium screw. The new, artificial tooth root helps preserve and stimulate your remaining bone and gum tissue.

Your first dental implant appointment involves x-rays and impressions of your jaw and teeth. This determines the available bone and gum tissue that is necessary to accommodate your dental implant.

Once your implant is surgically placed allow four to six months for the tissue to heal. A transition period will follow to allow the bone to integrate with your implant.

If required during the transitional period, a partial denture can be made to replace the missing tooth. This functions like a natural tooth and provides you renewed confidence in your treatment.

We take another impression of the top of the implant following approximately four months of healing. An abutment and permanent crown are created and placed on top of your implant.

Dental implant treatment restores natural tooth function. Your appearance and oral health will improve following your implant procedure.

Bone Grafting For Implant Surgery

Increase your potential for dental implant or dental appliance treatment. Bone grafting increases the mass of your available jaw bone allowing placement of a dental implant and to improve any bone deterioration.

The bone used for grafting typically comes from one of three sources – your own body, a cadaver, or from cow bone. If your bone is used, it will be obtained from other areas in your mouth or body.

Sinus Lifting

Assure the success of your dental implant treatment. Loss of bone in the back areas of your upper jaw affects the placement of your dental implant.

Bone loss could be the result of tooth loss in the upper jaw. Periodontal (gum) disease can also cause bone loss.

The sinus lift procedure raises the sinus floor if it’s in the way of implant placement. This corrective treatment allows for effective placement of your dental implant.

Implant placement occurs once the bone and any necessary grafted materials have meshed. The time frame (for implant placement following sinus lift) could vary but is typically four to nine months.

The procedure causes minimal discomfort. And proper after-care will help assure that your following dental implant treatment is successful.

Arestin

Periodontal (gum) disease is a leading cause of tooth loss. Once it’s occurring, standard treatments for gum disease, such as scaling and root planing (SRP), may require supportive treatment.

Arestin is a proven antibiotic that supports scaling and root planing for gum disease treatment. It is a tasteless formula – available in a powder form- that defends against disease and heals deep inside your periodontal (gum/bone) pockets.

Minocycline is the active ingredient in Arestin. It effectively treats the infected pockets in your gums for up to 21 days following SRP treatment.

Arestin can also be used to maintain healthy gums. It reduces the size of periodontal pockets and can help heal bleeding gums.

The healing period following periodontal treatment is essential for maintaining healthy gums. Achieve optimum healing and results with effective after-care.

Periodontal Treatment After-Care Instructions
  • Avoid contact with gums you've had treated.
  • Wait approximately 12 hours to brush your teeth post-treatment.
  • Allow 7-10 days before flossing or cleaning between your treated teeth.
  • Avoid eating foods that are hard or sticky (popcorn, caramel, etc.) for 1 week post-treatment.
  • Schedule and maintain a routine of follow-up appointments for check-ups.

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