Periodontics

Our periodontists specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum diseases that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. Services include:

Bone regeneration: Bone surgery, including bone grafts, is used to rebuild or reshape bone destroyed by periodontal disease. The area with the new bone can be restored by a dental implant.

Dental implants: Dental implants are usually placed in the dental office while the patient is under local anesthesia. The implant consists of a small titanium cylinder or screw, which is surgically implanted and serves as a “root” for the crown that will replace the tooth.

Sedation: With oral sedation, we provide a pill combined with nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas) to comfortably relax you during the procedure. We also use intravenous sedation to ensure a more comfortable but conscious dental experience.

Osseous surgery: This surgery allows the periodontist to access hard-to-reach areas under the gum and along the roots where tartar and plaque have accumulated.

Scaling and root planing: Scaling and root planing is a nonsurgical cleaning technique that removes tartar deposits on the tooth and root surfaces. A deeper, more aggressive cleaning than you get from a general dentist, this procedure helps gum tissue heal and periodontal pockets to shrink.