Many individuals have undiagnosed gum disease because there may be no pain or discomfort. It would be advisable to make an appointment with our office for a complete evaluation.
We are a specialty practice dedicated to providing quality care in a comfortable atmosphere. For over 40 years the pursuit of excellence and the well-being of our patients have been our main concerns. Over the years, with the addition of many regenerative and plastic surgical techniques as well as the advent of modern dental implants, the practice of periodontics has changed dramatically. We believe the patient, general dentist, other medical or dental professional and/or professional staff need to work as a team to ensure long-term ideal dental care. Excellence in treatment and concern for the well-being of our patients continues to be the cornerstone of our practice.
LANAP stands for Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure. It is a surgical treatment for periodontal disease. LANAP is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery.
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Periodontics is a recognized specialty of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and preservation of those diseases that affect the gum tissue and underlying bone. Periodontists are experts in the management of these complex dental problems as well as in the placement of dental implants.
To become educationally qualified as a periodontist, you must have an undergraduate degree (4 + years of training), a DDS or DMD degree from an accredited dental school (4 years of training), and a Certificate in Periodontics from a residency program (3 years of training). In other words, periodontists undergo a minimum of 11 years of training before they are fully licensed to practice periodontics.
As more and more patients are exhibiting signs of periodontal disease, coupled with research that suggests a relationship between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases of aging, periodontal treatment may necessitate a greater understanding and increased level of expertise by a trained specialist. Patients who present with moderate or severe levels of periodontal disease or patients with more complex cases will be best managed by a partnership between the dentist and the periodontist.