o Full-mouth debridement and bone grafting
Periodontal disease often presents as deep pocketing, bleeding, swelling, tooth mobility, and odor. Depending on how advanced the disease is, there are non-surgical options as well as surgical. In every case, careful debridement is done to remove any infection and bacteria; in some cases, bone grafting is also used. With proper treatment and post-op care, the result is healthier bone and tissue.
o Gingival grafting
When gums recede and expose the roots of teeth, it can be painful as well as un-aesthetic, and bone loss can occur without treatment. Gingival grafting can be done to re-cover the roots with healthy tissue.
o Soft-tissue diseases
There are several diseases that can appear in the mouth. If you notice sores or other irregularities, a biopsy may need to be done to find out the cause. When necessary, a course of treatment will then be recommended.
Dental Implant Surgery
o Tooth Extraction, Bone Grafting, and Implant Placement
A tooth that becomes hopeless needs to be extracted, and bone grafting is needed to rebuild the bone in the site where the tooth was. This is done by filling the socket with bone or bone substitute that will combine with your bone to preserve it and to minimize bone loss during healing. After several months, the bone will regenerate, and a dental implant can be placed in the area.
o Ridge Augmentation
Ridge augmentation may be needed if you don’t have enough bone to support an implant. This bone loss may have been caused by many different things. As with bone grafting, bone or bone substitute will be added to combine with your bone and rebuild it and make it strong enough to support an implant(s).
o Sinus Lifts
In some cases, the bone in your upper jaw is very close to your sinus, which requires a sinus lift. This is most common when an upper molar has been missing for a long time. In this procedure, the sinus floor is raised and bone grafting material is placed so new bone can grow below the sinus and become strong enough to support an implant.
Sometimes, the amount and quality of bone around a hopeless tooth is good enough that an implant can be placed immediately when the tooth is extracted. And sometimes, you can even return to your dentist for a temporary crown on the same day.
o Implant-Supported Dentures
There are several implant options to replace your traditional dentures with a removable or fixed appliance. The best option for you will be unique to your needs. Sometimes tooth extractions or significant bone grafting need to be done; but once implants are in place, it will keep your bone functioning and healthy for years to come!
o Treating Diseased or Failing Implants
Just like with teeth, things can occur to damage implants. It is not common, but it does happen. In that event, the implant can usually be treated and retained through laser therapy and bone grafting.
There is now a way to reduce snoring by using a laser to shrink and tighten the collagen in the back of the throat!
o Low-Level Laser Therapy
LLLT improves blood supply to a localized area to stimulate and accelerate healing, and is also used to decrease many different kinds of discomfort.
o Cosmetic Tissue Procedures
With lasers, we can improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile by reshaping uneven tissue, trim overgrown tissue, or release a thick frenum between teeth that’s preventing normal function.
Because Dr. Dalessandro is a licensed anesthesiologist, we are able to offer several different sedation options, from local anesthetic to general anesthesia if necessary.