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  • Pocket Reduction (flap surgery)

    Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck. When you have periodontal disease, this supporting tissue and bone is destroyed, forming "pockets" around the teeth. Over time, these pockets become deeper, providing a larger space for bacteria to thrive and wreak havoc. As

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  • Scaling and Root Planing

    Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing. The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small

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  • Grafts

    Soft tissue grafts are sometimes performed to treat gum disease, or correct other abnormalities. The procedure involves taking gum tissue from the palate or another donor source to cover an exposed root in order to even the gum line and reduce sensitivity. Periodontal procedures are available to stop

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  • Ridge Augmentation

    When you lose one or more teeth, a small indention in your gums and jawbone will form where the tooth used to be. This happens because the jawbone recedes when it no longer is holding a tooth in place. This indentation can sometimes cause a replacement tooth to look too long compared to the adjacent

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  • Osseous Surgery

    Osseous (meaning "bone") surgery involves removing and/or reshaping the jawbone under the gum. Such a procedure is called for not because of gum disease per se, but because of most of the damage that occurs in the underlying bone. Actually, gum disease and its attendant infection that spreads below the

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  • Your First Visit

    During your first visit, I will review your medical and dental history, as well as any medications you may be taking. This will be followed by: A complete oral and periodontal exam of your gums to check for gum bleeding and swelling, and gum recession; your jawbone, to help detect the breakdown of bone

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  • Regeneration

    Periodontal disease causes the supporting tissue and bone around and below your teeth to become destroyed; over time, deep pockets develop and are breeding grounds for infection and decay. Eventually, if too much bone is lost, the teeth will need to be extracted. A regenerative procedure may be called

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  • Gingivectomy

    A gingivectomy is necessary when the gums have pulled away from the teeth, creating deep pockets. The pockets make it hard to clean away plaque. Gingivectomy is usually done before gum disease has damaged the bone supporting your teeth. The procedure involves removing and reshaping loose, diseased gum

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  • Crown Lengthing

    In some cases, periodontal procedures help lay the groundwork for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and/or improve the esthetics of your gum line. If you have a "gummy" smile because your teeth appear short, it is possible that your teeth may be the right length, but are covered by excessive gum tissue.

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  • Cosmetic Surgery

    There are a number of procedures we can perform to improve the aesthetics of your face and smile. These include: Crown lengthening Soft tissue grafts Ridge augmentation These procedures are designed to correct: Gummy smile or uneven gum line -- If your teeth look too short and your smile is too gummy

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  • Treatment Overview

    A simple procedure called root planing and scaling is essentially performed to scrape plaque and other harmful deposits from your teeth. This makes it harder for plaque to stick to the teeth. If simple removal of all the plaque and tartar from the roots of your teeth doesn't remove the cause or threat

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  • Early Stage Gingivitis

    If caught early, gingivitis can be treated fairly easily and effectively. A small mirror and a probing tool is used to spot bleeding gums. The more spots that bleed, the more likely your gum disease is severe. Hard mineral deposits (tartar) above and below the gum line are a problem area that is usually

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  • Implants

    Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth.Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation

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