Our Periodontist Can Perform a Frenectomy for You or Your Child As Needed

Do you know what a frenectomy is? It is a simple surgical treatment where our periodontist removes the “frena” in your mouth to modify the binding tissues in the mouth. The “frenum” is the small fold of connective tissue in your mouth that attaches one surface to another. It often refers to oral procedures correcting lip ties or tongue ties... read more »

What You Can Look Forward to at Your Periodontal Cleaning

When was the last time you had a dental cleaning and exam? If you are like many people these past two years, it’s been all too easy to let your routine cleanings slide for one reason or another. But even if you kept up with your daily brushing and flossing regimen, without those regularly scheduled cleanings, your gums may now... read more »

Do You Know What Periodontists Do and How We Can Help You With Your Oral Health?

As periodontists, we are, in fact, dentists who specialize in treating the soft oral tissues (gum disease) and the jawbone underneath as it supports your teeth. Our training involves graduating from an accredited dental school earning a 4-year undergraduate college degree and then pursuing another three years of study in a periodontology residency training program. We focus on managing periodontal... read more »

Dental Implants: A Solution for Replacing Missing Teeth

When it comes to your teeth and gums, it’s essential to take good care of them to keep them healthy and strong so you can bite, chew, speak, and smile. Your daily oral hygiene care and routine professional dental cleanings and exams combined help you maintain your teeth and gums for a lifetime of smiles. If oral problems arise, it... read more »

Preventing Gum Disease From Taking Over Your Teeth and Gums

Did You Know? Gum disease afflicts nearly half of Americans over 30. Men succumb to gum disease more than women. Periodontal disease is the biggest factor of adult tooth loss. Pregnant women with gum disease can give birth to their babies prematurely. Men or women over 35 often lose more teeth to gum disease than they do to tooth decay.... read more »

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing Can Restore Your Gum Health

Our periodontal team performs scaling and root planing (a non-surgical periodontal therapy) using special tools to give your gums a deep cleaning (versus a routine dental cleaning on the gums’ surface and between teeth). It is done when you have spaces between your gums and teeth and under the gumline from gum disease. A regular dental cleaning can’t reach down... read more »