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

Online Dental Education Library

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...

Cosmetic Gum Surgery
... Grafts may take longer to heal, particularly if tissue is taken from the roof of your mouth...

Bone Grafting
... Uses for Bone Grafts Bone grafts are used in dentistry to accomplish the following treatment goals: Saving Teeth — When severe periodontal disease causes bone loss, teeth can become loose and at risk of being lost...

Cleft Lip & Palate Repair
...Bone grafts to repair the hard palate may be recommended at age 8-11 years, when the cuspid teeth are developing...

Sinus Surgery
...For the most part, bone grafts act as scaffolds that the body will eventually replace with its own bone...

Bone Grafting
... Types of Bone Grafts There are a variety of sources of bone grafting material used for preserving or augmenting bone for dental implants...