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Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Treatment (SFOT) provides a safer alternative to traditional orthognathic surgery and reduced the risk of tooth loss and root resorption. As a combination of gum and bone grafting to stimulate growth, SFOT is a minimally invasive surgical treatment that allows our specialists to orthodontically shift teeth up to four times faster than traditional orthodontic approaches. It is also used to treat receding gums, inadequate bone and gum support, or thin gums.
Miniscrew-assisted rapid palatal expansion (MARPE) is a non-surgical and non-extraction treatment to expand the upper jaw and help solve issues like nasal obstruction, sleep apnea, crowded teeth, and hindered facial development. Conventional expander treatments are limited to children 12-15 years of age, while MARPE extends this timeline. MARPE expands the maxillary bone to decrease nasal resistance, provide more room for proper tongue placement, and create maximum airflow.
To minimize patient discomfort and maximize treatment effectiveness, we use the most advanced LANAP® laser technology available. The PerioLase® laser delivers gentle pulses of light to effectively root out and kill the damaging bacteria hidden between teeth and gums. While traditional scalpel (blade) surgery can harm healthy gum tissue, LANAP® focuses precisely on the diseased tissue leaving healthy tissue unharmed. The result is a more relaxing patient experience with faster healing.learn more
Our specialists use soft tissue, or gum grafts, to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession. Grafts not only improve the beauty of your smile and protect roots, they can also lead to reduced sensitivity while slowing recession and bone loss.
Osseous surgery, sometimes referred to as pocket reduction surgery or gingivectomy, refers to a number of different surgeries aimed at gaining access to the tooth roots to remove tartar and disease-causing bacteria. This approach can reduce bacterial spread, prevent bone loss, enhance the smile, and facilitate more effective home hygiene care.
A ridge augmentation is often performed following a tooth extraction to help recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw. Rebuilding the original height and width of the alveolar ridge (bone surrounding tooth roots) is not medically necessary, but may be required for dental implant placement, or for aesthetic purposes.
As the most common non-surgical methods to treat gum disease before it becomes severe, scaling and root planing reach where flossing and brushing cannot. A special dental tool is used during the procedure to get down to the roots by removing the bacteria and tartar that have gathered below the gum line.
Guided regeneration can help you regain a healthy gum line and bone structure. Our specialists surgically position barrier membranes under your gums to promote healthy tissue growth and bone regeneration.
Sinus lift/augmentation raises the sinus floor to allow for new bone formation in the upper jaw. Bone is added between the jaw and maxillary sinuses to repair damage from periodontal disease often for the proper placement of implants.
An abnormally prominent frenum, the small tissue fold in your mouth that connects your lower gums to the bottom of your tongue or that connects your upper gums to your upper lip, may have a negative impact on teeth, gums, and the supporting bone structure. A frenectomy is a short surgery, typically about 15 minutes, to reduce the frenum for a healthier long-term oral environment.