Common Questions General Questions What is going to happen on my first visit? On your first visit to our office, you will receive a periodontal examination. You should experience little, if any, discomfort during this examination. If necessary, x-rays will be taken to further evaluate any loss of bone around your teeth.Afterwards, our findings and…

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Gummy Smile Short Teeth Treatment If you “Baby Teeth” or Short Looking Teeth, this means you have too much tissue covering up your teeth. This excessive tissue can cover up 3-5 mm’s of the tooth.  We liken that to covering up the 1st floor or a 2 story house, Exposing the naturally beautiful teeth requires…

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Advanced Sedation Increasingly, patients understand the importance of periodontal treatment for their dental and overall health. Despite this awareness, patients may face the additional barrier to treatment-anxiety about the actual procedure. Although recent advancements in dentistry eliminate nearly all the discomfort involved, many patients are still apprehensive. Thankfully, sedative procedures are available to assist in…

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Soft Tissue Grafting Normally gum tissue surrounds and protects the delicate roots of your teeth. Exposed tooth roots are prone to tooth decay, root canal infection, discoloration and actual jawbone loss. All of this can lead to tooth loss in advanced cases. Receding gums can also look unsightly.  Longer looking teeth and exposed tooth roots…

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Crown Lengthening The “crown” is the part of a tooth visible above the gumline.  We liken it to a 2 story home. Sometimes too much tissue covers up the 1st floor of the home. An issue, like a cavity, below this tissue cannot be repaired since it is inaccessible.  Trying to repair it will cause…

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Ridge Augmentation Sometimes after an extraction, a sunken spot or concave appearance will develop in your gum line. This looks unsightly and can also jeopardize the appearance of a bridge that goes over the area. Grafting material can be inserted under the gum to fill out this depression. Ridge augmentation can also be used to…

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Bone Grafting Your jawbone is what supports your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, severe periodontal infection dissolves parts of your jawbone. This bone loss can eventually lead to the loss of your teeth. The first step of treatment is to remove the periodontal disease, which halts the bone loss. Then we repair the damage that has…

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Oral Hygiene Videos Your oral health and the quality of your smile have a large impact on your well-being. A bright, welcoming smile can greatly increase your self-confidence, and make a positive impression on others. The health of your teeth and gum tissue also affects other aspects of your physical health. Researchers continually link good…

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