Periodontists specialize in treating the supporting structures of the teeth, including the gums and bone. We offer a wide range of nonsurgical and surgical services including:
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth and roots. Implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where the teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, acting as a tooth root substitute. Posts are attached to the implant allowing for dental tooth replacement. Implants can be used for either tooth replacement or denture stability.
Surgical procedures performed to enhance your smile. The gum is reflected to remove damaging bacterial that causes bone loss around the teeth.
Crown lengthening involves the removal of gum tissue and/or bone to achieve better aesthetics or to help dentists save teeth.
(aka Soft Tissue Graft) Minimally invasive techniques available, including the Pinhole Surgical Technique.
Commonly used to treat gum recession and root exposure resulting from receded gum tissue. Minimally invasive techniques not using palatal tissue are available.
The replacement or enhancement of bone around teeth. When a tooth is lost, the surrounding bone collapses. Bone grafting is performed to reverse bone loss or enhance bone. Bone grafting allows for proper support of dental implants or prostheses.
Osseous Surgery (aka Pocket Depth Reduction)
A surgical procedure used to smooth and reshape affected bone under the gum tissue. This procedure is performed when a pocket around a tooth (or teeth) has not responded to other treatments. It creates a shallow pocket making it difficult for bacteria to survive and damage bone, resulting in bone loss and ultimately, tooth loss.
This procedure is used to regenerate lost bone around existing teeth, or in an area where teeth have been extracted. The gingival tissue is folded back to remove the disease-causing bacteria. Membranes, bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins can be used to encourage the body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.
Extraction and Socket Preservation
Involves placing a regenerative bone grafting material into empty tooth sockets to rebuild bone where an extraction has left an empty, weakened area. This process encourages your body’s natural capacity to regenerate bone.
Scaling and Root Planning
Is a non-surgical procedure used to treat gum disease. During the scaling process, specialized dental instruments are used to remove dental plaque and calculus from beneath the gums. Planing is the procedure used to smooth the tooth’s root after the scaling process. Root planing helps the gums heal and reattach themselves to a cleaner and smoother root surface.