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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to  contact us.

 

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Your First Dental Visit

Dental Emergencies

What is Periodontics?

When to See a Periodontist?

Early Stage Gingivitis

Scaling and Root Planing

Gingivectomy

Osseous Surgery  

Regeneration

Pocket Reduction (flap surgery)

Grafts

Crown Lengthing

Implants

 

 

 


      

When you lose one or more teeth, a small indention in your gums and jawbone will form where the tooth used to be. This happens because the jawbone recedes when it no longer is holding a tooth in place. This indentation can sometimes cause a replacement tooth to look too long compared to the adjacent teeth.

Ridge augmentation is a procedure that recaptures the natural contour of your gums and jaw. A new tooth can then be created that is natural looking and easy-to-clean.