Procedures

A dentist explains dental procedures at Bayside

Implants

Basically a root replacement placed by our office, which allows you to have a natural looking tooth and avoid dentures.   Implants can also be utilized to help stabilize loose dentures, and prevent further bone loss.

Laser

Removal of infected gum tissues and bacteria by laser light.

Bone Grafting

Bone graft particles are packed into areas where bone has been lost in order to regrow and strengthen the tooth.  Synthetic and bone bank bone grafts may be placed.

Soft Tissue Graft

Thin recessed gums expose root surfaces which can become sensitive and unsightly.  These areas are covered with graft tissue to prevent further recession and  improve your appearance.

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery may be performed to improve your smile. The level and shape of the gums are modified to properly accentuate the bondings, veneers or crowns that your dentist will deliver. Many gum procedures may be performed with the laser without bleeding or stitches.

Non Surgical Periodontal Treatments: Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling is a type of cleaning that removes plaque and tartar from the teeth and slightly below the gum line. Root Planing smooths root surfaces, so the supportive tissues can better reattach to the tooth surface.

Antibiotics

Patients may receive antibiotics along with their treatment in pill form to help eliminate harmful bacteria.  They may also have antibiotics applied directly in infected gum pockets to help eliminate bacteria below the gum lines.

Bite Correction

An increase in bone destruction can often occur due to an imbalance of the bite. You may be given a removable device that fits over upper or lower teeth to protect tooth surfaces and relax tense jaw muscles. This device is called a bite guard (sometimes referred to as a night guard). Your bite could also be adjusted so that your teeth meet properly and function better.

Osseous Surgery

This procedure is used to correct defects in the bone caused by harmful bacteria.  A "flap" is gently  lifted in order to remove infection which scaling and root planing can not reach. After gaining access to the damaged bone, it is reshaped to a normal contour that can be maintained in a healthy state.

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure performed to expose tooth structure when your dentist cannot place a well fitting crown on the worn, remaining tooth structure.

Biopsy

Removal of suspicious areas and examination to assure your oral health and proper treatment. The laser may be utilized to perform biopsies.  This allows for a no-stitch virtually pain-free post-treatment recuperation no pain during recuperation.