In our quest to be your specialist of choice, we've worked hard to provide comprehensive periodontal care with an emphasis on patient comfort. Here are some of the services we provide:
Cosemetic Gum Grafting
Periodontists are often considered the plastic surgeons of dentistry. If you have recession, you have lost bone. This causes the root of your tooth to be exposed. This in turn, makes your teeth look long and can make you look older than you are. In many cases, if treated early, cosmetic gum grafting can replace lost gum and restore a youthful smile. The procedure involves carefully placing a small amount of new tissue in an area where little or no gum tissue currently exists — typically recommended to prevent further gum recession or to help cover tooth root surfaces that have become exposed. Learn more about Gum Grafting.
Treatment of Gum Disease
Treating gum disease starts with the removal of any plaque and hardened deposits (tartar or calculus) on the tooth root surfaces. This may be followed by other non-surgical treatments and/or periodontal surgery to remove diseased tissue and restore your mouth to the best possible health.
Periodontists are the dental experts who specialize in treating the gums and the supporting bone. Therefore, they have special knowledge and training to help patients achieve optimal results. If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer the comfort and security of a permanent replacement that looks and functions just like your natural teeth. Dental implants also help preserve the tooth-supporting bone in your jaw that deteriorates when even one tooth is lost.
Dr. Brackett continues to be on the leading edge of image guided, minimally invasive keyhole procedures for implant placement. This concept has revolutionized the way in which implant procedures are planned and performed. Utilizing CT Scans and image-guided surgery software, computer- guided surgery can now be performed to provide predictable implant placement in a minimally invasive way. With 26 years of experience in periodontal techniques, Dr. Brackett is poised to offer state-of-the-art techniques for area general dentists , their patients and the self referred.
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Cosmetic Gum Surgery
The gum tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth plays a big role in how appealing your smile will look. Excess gum tissue, gum recession, and an uneven gum line are all problems that can often be successfully treated surgically at the dental office. Learn more about Cosmetic Gum Surgery.
There are times when it is in your best interest to have a tooth extracted (removed). This could be the case for a variety of reasons, including: damage or trauma to the tooth; extensive gum disease; extensive tooth decay; or overcrowding. Learn more about Tooth Extractions.
Bone grafting, a minor in-office surgical procedure, is commonly used in dentistry to correct deficiencies in bone quantity and to build support for teeth or dental implants. Learn more about Bone Grafting.
Treatment of Loose Teeth & Bite Problems
Periodontal disease is the most common cause of loose teeth, though placing too much stress on the teeth can aggravate the problem. Whatever the cause, loose teeth require immediate treatment. Learn more about Loose Teeth & Bite Problems.