Periodontal Procedures

Gingivitis & Periodontitis

Gum disease, is the process that begins when bacterial growth in your mouth begins to lead to the corrosion of your teeth and gums. If left untreated, long-term effects include extensive gum deterioration, along with early tooth loss. There are two stages in gum...

LANAP® Laser Treatment

The LANAP ® Protocol for General & Periodontal Practices The LANAP protocol is a laser-based approach to gum disease using a free running pulsed laser requiring specific knowledge and skills drawn from the whole dentistry. The LANAP protocol is a laser-based...

Non-Surgical

Antimicrobial Therapy (Atridox & Arestin)

Arestin Arestin is an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved minocycline powder that is used to treat periodontal (gum) disease with scaling and root planing. Atridox Atridox is an antibiotic gel that is placed gently into your gum pockets where bacteria thrive....

Non Surgical GumTreatments

(Deep Cleaning, Root Scaling) When evaluating your oral health, our periodontists seek to treat any areas in need of attention in the most efficient manner. We seek to avoid surgical measures to control cost and prevent invasive procedures when possible. Non-surgical...

Surgical

Hemisection

The definition of hemisection is “dividing in two.” This procedure removes one half of a tooth by cutting a tooth with multiple roots. A hemisection may be necessary when there is bone loss or dental around one of the roots. Go back to Patient...

Functional Crown Lengthening

 Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that re-contours the gum tissue and often the underlying bone surrounding one or more teeth so that an adequate amount of healthy tooth is exposed. Crown lengthening is often used as part of a treatment plan for a tooth that...

Non Surgical GumTreatments

(Deep Cleaning, Root Scaling) When evaluating your oral health, our periodontists seek to treat any areas in need of attention in the most efficient manner. We seek to avoid surgical measures to control cost and prevent invasive procedures when possible. Non-surgical...

Osseous Surgery – Pocket Depth Reduction

Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck around your neck. When you have periodontal  disease, this supporting tissue and bone is destroyed, forming “pockets” around the teeth. Over time, these pockets become deeper,...

Ridge Augmentation

Sometimes when you lose one or more teeth, you can get an indention in your gums and jawbone where the tooth used to be. This happens because the jawbone recedes when it no longer is holding a tooth in place. Not only is this indentation unnatural looking, it also...

Regeneration Procedure

Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck around your neck. When you have periodontal disease, this supporting tissue and bone is destroyed and pockets develop. Eventually, if too much bone is lost, the teeth will need to be...

Soft Tissue Graft

There are various periodontal procedures that focus on the prevention and restoration of the gum tissue. Along with improving the functionality, and by extension, the long-term health of your teeth, you will improve the esthetic quality of your smile. A healthy smile...