Periodontics is a highly specialized area of dentistry that treats the area “around” a tooth, including gums, bone and supporting ligaments. Most common periodontal services consist of dental implants (to replace one or more missing teeth), deep scaling and root planing (“deep cleaning”), crown lengthening (the removal of excess gum tissue), and gum tissue grafting (the placement of additional gum tissue)
For periodontal disease treatment, we have Dr. Yair Lenga; Periodontal Specialist DDS, MSc, FRCD© who is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease and other conditions. St. Clair Perio blends a Clinical and Enhanced Complementary Spa Alternative approach.
Emergency Dental Care
We are here to help you, any time, any day. When your dental health is at risk, we will do everything we can to make sure that you’re treated as soon as possible.
Periodontal Disease Maintenance
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. Also referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth.
Immediate Dental Implant
Dental implants are often recommended to replace missing teeth and are the closest you can get to healthy, natural looking teeth. They will allow you to confidently eat, smile, laugh, talk, play and enjoy all of your regular activities of everyday life without thinking about your teeth.
When single or multiple areas of gum tissue has been lost, this occurrence is commonly referred to as recession. It can expose a tooth to sensitivity, cavities and an unattractive appearance. Connective Tissue Grafting re-covers single or multiple areas where recession has occurred.
All on Four - Implant Supported Dentures
The “All-on-Four” procedure eliminates the day-to-day frustrations and discomforts of dentures, and patients can once again enjoy the dietary freedom of those with natural teeth. It is the most sophisticated solution there is to tooth loss and edentulism.
Teeth can appear short when they are covered with too much gum tissue. This can give the appearance known as a “gummy smile”. We can correct this by performing cosmetic crown lengthening.
A frenulum attaches to the center of the upper lip and between the upper two front teeth. This can cause a large gap and gum recession by pulling the gums off the bone. A frenectomy removes the frenulum. Removal of the frenulum does not cause any adverse effects to the lip and mouth.
Single Tooth Exposures
When a tooth fails to emerge through the gums, it is considered to be an impacted tooth. It is important to treat an impacted tooth in order to prevent the improper eruption of nearby teeth, cyst formation, possible infection or other negative changes in the jaw.
IV sedation is an ideal technique for patients who require a deeper level of sedation than provided by general freezing. This technique induces a sleep-like state through the intravenous administration of powerful sedatives.