Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy
In the early stages of periodontal diseases, or as a first stage in treating more advanced disease, it is important to remove the bacteria and tartar that accumulates below the gumline. This allows the gingiva, or gum tissue, to heal and shrink. Sometimes this is accompanied by the administration of a local antibiotic into the space between the gum and the tooth.
Surgical Periodontal Therapy
We can address more advanced situations where there is bone loss and frequently save teeth by creating and environment that you can clean with a toothbrush and dental floss.
Cosmetic Periodontal Plastic Surgery
Many times the gum covers more of the tooth than it should and this can be esthetically displeasing. Other situations include improper position of the gum tissue in many ways that can frequently be corrected.
When a tooth breaks below the gumline, or there is decay that extends below the gumline, your dentist is not able to restore the tooth without us doing something to expose more tooth structure.
There are situations where the gum has receded and the protective pink gum is lost. We can add more gum tissue to make these areas healthy and last longer.
Root Coverage Procedures
We can correct situations where there is recession of the gum where it is esthetically undesirable or there is sensitivity of the tooth by replacing gum tissue with either your own tissue or with Alloderm, which is provided by a certified tissue bank.
We can replace missing teeth with dental implants in most circumstances. We work closely with your dentist to determine the optimum course of treatment.
Ridge Augmentation to Reconstruct Lost Bone After Tooth Extraction
After a tooth is extracted, the bone around it starts to recede, both vertically and horizontally. When a significant amount of time has passed, it becomes necessary to rebuild the bone in order to either provide implants to restore this area or to improve esthetics when a fixed bridge is desired.
We do this in order to prevent the previous item from occurring. Since bone recedes after tooth extraction, we usually recommend placing a bone graft either at the time of extraction or shortly after in order to preserve the bone for later implant placement.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment with Oral Appliances
Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are very common disorders. Snoring only disturbs the bed partner, but sleep apnea can be life-threatening. Oral appliances are an effective and comfortable solution and is recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as a first line treatment for mild and moderate sleep apnea as well as a second line treatment for severe sleep apnea for people who can't tolerate CPAP.
Temporomandiular Joint Dysfunction
We treat pain and clicking of the TM Joints utilizing appliance therapy.
We can adjust the way your teeth come together when the relationship of your upper and lower teeth is damaging and traumatic. Sometimes loose teeth are that way due to traumatic forces that can be corrected. Some TMJ disorders can also be addressed by adjusting the bite.
After active periodontal treatment is completed it is essential to be seen every 3-4 months for maintenance, where the dental hygienist cleans your teeth and we check your pockets and tooth mobility, check for oral cancer and any other concerns. We have hygienists with excellent training and every patient is seen by Dr. Rosen.
Dr. Rosen has been certified by DOCS to provide oral sedation in a safe environment. Sedation dentistry is a popular option for patients who experience anxiety from dental visits.