Comprehensive Periodontal Exam
A comprehensive and detailed exam of all clinical/radiographic parameters of the periodontium (gums, periodontal ligament and bone) to arrive at a diagnosis and guide treatment recommendations.
Scaling & Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
A thorough debridement (cleaning) of the roots and crowns of teeth. This type of treatment is usually required when gum disease has progressed to cause bone loss around teeth.
Soft Tissue Grafting
Gum grafting is designed to cover exposed roots, improve aesthetics and thicken areas of deficient gum tissue.
Dental implants are commonly used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. They have the benefit of being fused (osseointegrated) to the alveolar bone of the jaw and help prevent loss of bone at a site where a tooth has been removed. A thorough exam will be completed to determine if this is a suitable treatment option for you.
Bone Grafting/Sinus Grafting
At times there may not be sufficient bone height or width for the placement of an implant. Bone grafting/sinus grafting provides a way to increase or augment the amount of bone available to allow for the placement of implants.
Unfortunately, there are times when a tooth cannot be maintained and requires removal. Extraction in an atraumatic fashion and preservation of the socket can be considered to prepare the site for an eventual implant.
Exposure of Impacted Teeth
When a tooth fails to erupt into the oral cavity, there may be several reasons as to why. Your Orthodontist will make the determination if treatment will be necessary to expose the unerupted tooth to facilitate the process of guiding it into its proper position. A Cone Beam CT (3D x-ray) will often be recommended at your consult with us to aid with diagnosis and determine the exact position of the impacted tooth within the jaw.
Cone Beam CT (3D Imaging)
This type of radiographic imaging is extremely useful in many situations. A Cone Beam CT will often be recommended to further investigate potential areas of pathology, to aid with diagnosis when conventional radiographs are inadequate, treatment plan implant placement more accurately and comprehensively and to provide a more detailed understanding of anatomical structures before wisdom tooth extraction. Whatever the application, a careful evaluation will be completed to determine if this type of x-ray is warranted in your specific situation.