Periodontal Treatment

Gum disease can affect the look and feel of your smile. If left untreated, it can also negatively impact your overall health.

At the ​Center for Dental Excellence, our doctors can administer periodontal treatments to address virtually all stages of gum disease.

How can our periodontal procedures help you? 

Early Treatment Provides

FUNCTIONAL, AESTHETIC, AND FINANCIAL BENEFITS

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Reduce Your Symptoms

Gum disease can cause unpleasant symptoms such as bad breath, bleeding, and receding gums. Periodontal treatment can help to alleviate these symptoms and reduce your discomfort.

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Improve Your Look

Gum disease can leave your gums looking swollen, red, or irritated. By addressing gum disease, you can improve the overall look of your smile and boost your self-confidence.

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Save on Future Treatments

By undergoing scaling and root planing to treat gum disease early on, you can lower your risk of needing more expensive treatments such as periodontal surgery or dental implants in the future.

Here's how simple scaling and root planing is...

If You Struggle with Gum Disease,

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

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*According to a 2012 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

So how do you know if you have periodontal disease?

Gum Disease Can Cause

A RANGE OF UNCOMFORTABLE SYMPTOMS

Swollen or Bleeding Gums

Persistent Bad Breath

Pain when Chewing

Sudden Tooth Sensitivity

Loose Teeth

Receding Gums

Not sure what kind of treatment you need?

The Severity of Your Gum Disease

WILL DETERMINE THE TYPE OF TREATMENT YOU REQUIRE

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Mild Gum Disease or Gingivitis

In its early stages, our doctors can use conservative methods to control infection and restore the health of your smile. For patients with gingivitis, we may recommend lifestyle changes, deep cleanings, and medication.

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Moderate Gum Disease

For patients whose gum disease has progressed beyond the stage that a deep cleaning is sufficient, we may recommend a surgical procedure, such as a gingivectomy to remove diseased tissue.

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Severe Gum Disease or Periodontitis

In cases of severe gum disease, gum recession and bone loss are common. You may need a more significant procedure, such as pocket reduction surgery or a bone graft.

Wondering if you really need to see a periodontist?

A Specialist Can Ensure You Maintain

HEALTHY TEETH AND GUMS

A healthy smile begins with proper oral hygiene and routine cleanings. Occasionally, however, you may experience concerns, like gum disease or a receding gum line, that require more specialized care. While ignoring oral health issues can lead to tooth loss and even systemic effectsvisiting a periodontist regularly can ensure that the health of your teeth and gums stays on track.

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We Use Advanced Techniques

TO RESTORE YOUR ORAL HEALTH

At the Center for Dental Excellence, our doctors use state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge techniques to perform periodontal treatments. For example, laser gum therapy is a minimally invasive and nearly pain-free method for removing bacteria and infected gum tissue. We also offer the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique as an alternative to gum grafting.

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More Reasons

TO VISIT OUR OFFICE

We Offer Comprehensive Treatment in One Location

Our office provides a wide range of periodontal services all under one roof, so you can receive the comprehensive care you need without visiting multiple doctors at differing locations. To provide you with the best answers and highest quality results, we staff the most qualified doctors and use cutting edge dental technology in our modern and comfortable facility.

Periodontal Services

WE OFFER

Periodontal Services

Routine cleanings following gum disease treatment that are performed every few months to ensure periodontitis does not return, and to help you maintain proper oral health.

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Scaling and Root Planing

Deep cleaning during the early stage of gum disease to remove plaque and calculus from the tooth and smooth the tooth surface to discourage further bacterial buildup.

Gingivectomy

Surgical removal of diseased gum tissue that has receded and created deep pockets around the teeth where plaque and calculus can collect and cause decay.

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Frenectomy

Removal of the small connective tissue, or frenulum, from the tongue, lips, or cheeks to improve speech and eating or halt gum recession and shifting teeth.

Laser Gum Therapy

Nearly pain-free and minimally-invasive procedure to treat gum disease by removing infected gum tissue and bacterial buildup along the tooth root.

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Gum Grafting

Treatment for gum recession that takes gum tissue from the roof of the mouth or outside donor and sutures it over the exposed tooth roots.

Soft Tissue Grafting

Removal of soft tissue covering the tooth crown to reshape an unsymmetrical, misshapen, or “gummy smile” for functional purposes and cosmetic benefits.

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Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

A minimally-invasive alternative to gum grafting that repositions receded gums back over the exposed tooth roots to halt gum recession and improve oral health.

Osseous Surgery

Pocket reduction surgery to treat gum disease that removes plaque and diseased tissue from around the tooth root and recontours the bone to encourage gum reattachment.

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Peri-Implantitis Treatment

A minimally-invasive laser treatment to remove infection from the gums and bone surrounding a dental implant that may have failed due to disease.

Sinus Lift

Procedure to raise the sinus membrane and fill the created gap with new bone material to provide adequate jaw bone structure for the placement of a dental implant.

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Ridge Augmentation

Bone grafting procedure that brings the contour of the jaw bone back to its original structure if bone has been lost due to a missing or extracted tooth.

Restore Your Smile

WITH ADVANCED PERIODONTAL TECHNIQUES

Our office is equipped to provide you with the best possible care for your periodontal needs. We set ourselves apart by incorporating multiple services in our single office, so you can receive the most comprehensive treatment from an experienced team you will see every visit. Our board-certified, on-staff periodontist is highly trained and experienced in periodontal plastic surgery. Whether you need to fix a “gummy smile” or need dental implants, our periodontist’s expertise and advanced training enable him to restore both the form and function of your smile.

o matter your periodontal needs, our office offers a wide range of services for all our unique patients. Schedule an appointment with our office for a comprehensive exam.

Center for Dental Excellence

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Our trusted doctors are affiliated with and accredited by several renowned organizations, including the:

  • American Dental Association

  • American Academy of Periodontology 

  • Florida Association of Periodontists 

  • Florida Dental Association 

  • Academy of Osseointegration 

  • International Team for Implantology 

For your convenience, we have three practice locations offering comprehensive care. Schedule a consultation today by calling our St. Augustine office at (904) 530-9065 or requesting an appointment online.