Dr. Salzmann\'s areas of interest include implants, cosmetic dentistry. He is genuinely concerned about the well-being of his patients. His emphasis is on quality and affordable care, delivered with kindness and courtesy.
Periodontists are dentistry's experts in treating periodontal disease. They receive up to three additional years of specialized training in periodontal disease treatment in both non-surgical treatments and periodontal plastic surgery procedures. Periodontists are also experts in replacing missing teeth with dental implants. A leading periodontist in Cooper city, FL is Dr. Richard Salzmann.
Some of the Periodontal treatments and procedures are explained below:
Non-surgical periodontal treatment does have its limitations. When it does not achieve periodontal health, surgery may be indicated to restore periodontal health.
SCALING AND ROOT PLANINGScaling and root planing is a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus from deep periodontal pockets & to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins. Most periodontists would agree that after scaling and root planing, many patients do not require any further active treatment. However, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain health.
TRAY DELIVERY SYSTEMSA tray delivery system consists of a custom-fit tray made from impressions of the patient’s mouth. Patients use the tray at home to deliver medications that have been prescribed by their dentist.
Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Gum graft surgery will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.
Gum grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue which are absent due to excessive gingival recession. During gum graft surgery, your periodontist takes gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.
Dr. Richard Salzmann offers laser periodontal treatment, which is among the latest technologies for treating periodontal disease. This treatment is an alternative to traditional periodontal surgery.
CAN THE USE OF LASERS IN PERIODONTAL THERAPY HARM PATIENTS?
Yes and No. Each laser has different wavelengths and power levels that can be used safely during different periodontal procedures. However, damage to periodontal tissues can result if a laser with an inappropriate wavelength and/or power level is used during a periodontal procedure.
There are different types of lasers. They differ with respect to the medium utilized and the wavelength delivered:
You may have asked your periodontist about procedures to improve a "gummy" smile because your teeth appear short. Your teeth may actually be the proper lengths, but they're covered with too much gum tissue. To correct this, your periodontist performs a dental crown lengthening procedure.
Your dentist or periodontist may also recommend dental crown lengthening to make a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure possible
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
TYPES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
After treatment, your periodontist will work closely with you and your dentist to develop the best care plan for you. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy.
Periodontists are often considered the plastic surgeons of dentistry. If you are looking to improve your smile, a periodontist may be able to help.
GUMMY SMILE OR UNEVEN GUM LINEDo you feel your teeth look too short and your smile is too gummy or your gums cover too much of some teeth while leaving the others the right length? If so, dental crown lengthening might be the solution for you.
LONG TEETH/EXPOSED ROOTSSometimes gum recession causes the tooth root to become exposed, which makes your teeth look long and can make you look older than you are. Gum graft surgery and other root coverage procedures are designed to cover exposed roots, to reduce further gum recession and to protect vulnerable roots from decay
INDENTATIONS IN THE GUMS AND JAWBONETooth loss can cause an indentation in the gums and jawbone where the tooth used to be. This happens because the jawbone recedes when it no longer is holding a tooth in place. A new tooth can then be created that is natural looking, easy to clean and beautiful.
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