We promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the health
and natural beauty of your smile. Below are just some of the many
procedures and services we regularly provide to our patients with a
gentle touch and commitment to excellence.
For Your Comfort
Improved equipment has made our
periodontal treatment more comfortable than ever. We use a computer
controlled local anesthetic delivery system providing practically
Because needs for pain control may vary, there are several medications
we can prescribe as pre-medication to help you relax and be more
In addition, we offer General Anesthesia (deep sleep) which is
administered by a certified anesthesiologist for more involved surgical
State of the Art Aseptic
Our sterilization procedures meet Center for Disease Control
Guidelines. We sterilize all instruments and handpieces in an
autoclave, and use ADA approved disinfectants. Routine sterilizer
monitoring is done on a regular basis to verify proper use and
function. Gloves, masks, and glasses are worn for each procedure.
Oral Health to Total Health
Research has connected severe gum disease
with serious illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes
complications, preterm, low birth weight infants, and increased risk for
pancreatic cancer and tongue cancer.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease can be
treated and prevented, and now can be reversed by regrowing supportive
structures of teeth lost to periodontal disease with regenerative
We provide Surgical and
Non-surgical treatment to treat and control periodontal
disease based on your individual needs:
- Oral Hygiene Instructions
- Scaling and Root Planing
with Local Anesthetic: Removal of disease-causing
bacterial plaque and tartar in infected pockets around teeth and
root surfaces using specialized instruments. (This is
different from routine preventative dental cleanings).
- Local Antibiotic
Treatment: Placement of a time released antibiotic directly
into infected pockets to disinfect the pockets. This is performed
to enhance effects of scaling and root planing or when a localized
pocket is found during a routine dental cleaning appointment.
- Surgical Pocket Reduction:
For more advanced forms of gum infection-when the infection has gone
into the bone which supports your teeth, and is deeper than the
level that can be reached with specialized instruments. A gentle
minor surgical procedure is completed to remove the infection in
- Guided Tissue Regeneration:
Regenerative procedures to reverse effects of periodontitis, to "regrow"
gum and bone tisse to save natural teeth.
For teeth that are broken down
below the gumline. Sometimes there is not enough tooth structure above
the gumline for your dentist to prepare your tooth for a crown. This
procedure provides more tooth structure for your crown, enabling more
retention and healthier gum around the crown.
A minor surgery is gently performed to adjust the gum and bone level to
expose more of the tooth so that your dentist can repair damaged teeth.
Soft Tissue/Gum Grafts
Exposed tooth roots can make teeth look longer and appear
unsightly. Tooth sensitivity can also be increased. A gum tissue graft
is gently placed over the area to cover exposed roots, protect from
decay, reduce tooth sensitivity, prevent further gum recession, and
After teeth are lost, the bone
shrinks down, causing a "shrunken" unsightly appearance under bridges,
and insufficient amount of bone to support dental implants. A gentle
minor surgery is performed to augment/fill the area with a bone graft to
improve esthetics, and for future dental implants, provide a stable
foundation to increase longevity of dental implants.
Modern advances in dental science
allows us to offer safe, successful and proven nonremovable tooth
replacement that looks, feels and functions like natural teeth. An
artificial tooth root is placed in your jaw to hold a replacement root
or bridge in place.
Please see our special section on Dental Implants.
We regard the maintenance of your oral health as the
most important service we provide. We emphasize educating our patients
in effective homecare maintenance techniques and provide regular
preventative office recare visits with oral cancer screening to promote
superior dental health and lifetime benefits. Without careful, ongoing
monitoring and treatment, periodontal infection can recur. In addition,
dental costs are kept down by preventing future problems.
If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an
appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to providing you
with the personal care you deserve.