Bacteria are the initial cause of periodontal disease. Bacteria form in plaque, which is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms over the teeth and destroys bone. Plaque that is not removed by regular brushing and flossing hardens into tartar over time. You cannot remove tartar (or calculus) on your own… (more)

Pocket Reduction Surgery

Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck around your neck. When you have periodontal disease, this supporting tissue and bone is destroyed, forming “pockets” around the teeth. Over time, these pockets become deeper, providing a larger space for bacteria to live… (more)



These regenerative procedures can reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue. During this periodontal procedure, your periodontist will fold back the gum tissue and removes the disease-causing bacteria. Membranes (filters), bone grafts, or tissue-stimulating proteins can be…(more)



If a tooth is decayed, fractured, or worn below the gum line, there is insufficient healthy tooth remaining for your dentist to repair without damaging the gum tissue and bone. Our functional crown lengthening procedure is a minimally invasive process that re-contours your gum (and sometimes the underlying bone) … (more)

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

You may feel your teeth appear too short, or you have a “gummy smile”. The appearance may vary so that some teeth are short while others look to be the right length. The teeth affected are usually the right length, but there is too much gum tissue covering the “short” teeth resulting in a “gummy smile”… (more)

Soft Tissue


In health, there are two types of gum tissues (gingiva) that surround the tooth. The part that is around the neck of the tooth is firmly attached to the tooth and underlying bone, and is called attached gingiva. The attached gingiva is immovable and tough, and is resistant to normal trauma from eating, tooth brushing, etc…  (more)



Over time, the jawbone associated with previously extracted teeth resorbs (atrophies). This often results in a condition where there is inadequate quantity & quality of bone to place dental implants. Dental ridge augmentation is the regeneration or augmentation of the bone that has been lost due to periodontal… (more)

Extraction Site Preservation

Prior to the extraction of a tooth (due to periodontal disease, abscess, traumatic injury, fracture, or other cause of tooth loss) it is critical to preserve the bone at the site where the extraction is required. If not, the jawbone will degenerate following extraction. Preserving your jawbone is always the ideal… (more)



The maxillary sinuses are on top of your upper back molars. Sinuses are basically an open, empty space in the upper jawbone. The roots of the upper molars naturally extend into the sinuses. When molars are missing or require extraction, often there is not enough bone to place dental implants due to the… (more)


A dental implant is a titanium artificial tooth root that the doctor places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. While high-tech in nature, dental… (more)



Endodontics is the field of dentistry where inflamed, damaged, and infected pulp tissue inside of the tooth is removed. Damage to pulp can be due to a large cavity, a crack, trauma, or repeated procedures to a tooth. We perform root canal therapy to save and preserve your natural dentition. Over 14 million root… (more)