Periodontist - Cedar Rapids
1909 51st St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319-294-4800

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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 schedule an appointment, contact us.

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... Treatments Your First Visit Treatment Overview Early Stage Gingivitis Scaling and Root Planing Crown Lengthing Implants Osseous Surgery Regeneration Pocket Reduction (flap surgery) Gingivectomy Grafts Ridge Augmentation Cosmetic Surgery Prevention General Prevention Tips Brushing Flossing Nutrution and Your Gums Oral Hygiene Products When to See a Periodontist...

Dental Services
... Periodontal Disease Treatment of Periodontitis Scaling and Root Planing Crown Lengthening Implants Osseous Surgery Regeneration Early Stage Gingivitis Pocket Reduction (Flap Surgery) Gingivectomy Grafts Ridge Augmentation What is Periodontics...

Periodontal Surgery may be Needed to Halt Gum Disease and Encourage Healing
...Flap surgery is a common type of such a procedure: a small opening (similar to the flap of a letter envelope) is surgically created in the gum tissue to expose the area of infection around the tooth root and bone...

Periodontal Surgery Allows us to Access Deep Surfaces for Plaque Removal
...Known as flap surgery, this procedure aims not only to reach and disinfect periodontal pockets and root surfaces, but also repair damaged gum tissue and create a better environment for future hygiene and treatment...

Treating Gum Disease around Tooth Roots is Hard - but Not Impossible
...We may need to perform a surgical procedure called flap surgery where we create a hinged flap in the gum tissue to move it aside and access the root area beneath...

Treating Gum Disease may Require Invasive Procedures
...Getting to it may require a surgical procedure known as flap surgery...

Gum Disease Can Be Stopped but You Could Be in For a Long Fight
...This involves a procedure called flap surgery, which creates an opening in the gum tissues resembling the flap of an envelope...