At Lancaster Periodontal, our goal is to reduce the number of germs and bacteria in your mouth and prevent bone and gum loss. Treatment may involve some level of special or advanced cleaning, and, if necessary, surgical procedure. Dr. Taylor’s believes in a conservative approach to surgical and nonsurgical periodontics.:
- Placing Dental Implants
A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is placed in your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. When deciding whether a dental implant is the right choice for you, Dr. Taylor will perform a periodontic evaluation and review all your options, enumerating the benefits of dental implants versus a conventional bridge.
- Bone Grafting and Augmentation Procedures
A bone substitute or growth stimulant is used to augment or replace bone lost to periodontal disease.
- Guided Tissue Regeneration
This method utilizes a restorable or non-restorable membrane temporarily incorporated into a patient’s gums to better facilitate bone and attachment regrowth.
- Site Specific Antibiotic Pocket Therapy
This new periodontic tool can be very effective in eliminating the cause of periodontal disease at its fundamental location, the periodontal pocket. During the therapy, a specialized formulation of an antibiotic is placed directly under the gums, removing bacterial toxins.
- Routine Follow-Up Care
After periodontal treatment, Dr. Taylor provides or advises routine follow-up care, such as cleanings, which can be performed at your family dental practicitioner’s office or at Dr. Taylor’s periodontal facility.
- Crown Lengthening
During crown lengthening, additional area of a tooth is exposed so that a crown with superb margins can be fabricated.
- Ridge Augmentation Procedures
Ridge augmentation involves building up the ridge of a jaw so that a more favorable bridge can be created.
- Cover Root Surfaces
With modern surgical techniques, Dr. Taylor is able to significantly cover root surfaces denuded and weakened by recession.
- Uncover Impacted Teeth
Uncovering an impacted tooth allows the orthodontist to move the tooth into the correct position.