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
...Using grafts or other enhancements, these plastic surgical techniques are especially useful where gum tissues have receded above the natural gum line, leaving more of the underlying tooth below the enamel exposed to disease...

Cosmetic Gum Surgery Can Restore Health as Well as Appearance to Gums
... Donor grafts can originate from three sources: from the patient (an autograft); another person (an allograft); or another animal species, usually a cow (a xenograft)...

You May Need Surgery to Repair the Damage of Gum Recession
...One of the major areas is placing tissue grafts (either from the patient or a human donor) at the site to encourage further tissue growth...

Grafting can Help Regenerate Gum Tissue Lost Through Recession
...Gums in this condition may require tissue grafts to the recessed area to create or regenerate new tissue...

Periodontal Surgery Allows us to Access Deep Surfaces for Plaque Removal
...Through this opening we’re able to reach areas to remove plaque and calculus, as well as install both bone grafts to regenerate lost bone and growth factors to stimulate tissue growth...

Bone Loss at the Roots can Put Your Tooth in Danger of Loss
...With severe damage, we may need to assist healing with bone and gum tissue grafting, in which we place donor grafts to serve as scaffolding for the appropriate tissue to grow upon...

Gum Recession Doesn't Have to be Permanent
...These grafts serve as a scaffold for new tissues to gradually grow upon...