Krieger Periodontics & Implant Dentsitry offers a full array of periodontic services to help you maintain healthy gums. You can read more on this page about specific services.
- Periodontal Disease
- Treatment of Periodontitis
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Crown Lengthening
- Osseous Surgery
- Early Stage Gingivitis
- Pocket Reduction (Flap Surgery)
- Ridge Augmentation
What is Periodontics?
Periodontics is a dental specialty that involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes. Read more...
Scaling and Root Planing
Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing. Read more...
Soft tissue grafts are sometimes performed to treat gum disease, or correct other abnormalities. Read more...
Dr. Krieger will personally explain all recommended procedures and will keep you fully informed about
every aspect of your treatment to ensure you are receiving the best possible health care:
New Patient Exam: Dr. Krieger meets with new patients to gain a comprehensive understanding of their medical and dental history. This interview is followed by a clinical examination of the mouth, which includes an Oral Cancer Screening and full explanation of his findings and recommendations.
Periodontal Maintenance and Oral Health Instruction:
Throughout your treatment, we will communicate with your dentist to ensure success. We strongly believe that your comfort is an important part of quality dental care.
i-Cat Cone Beam 3-D Dental Imaging System: The i-CAT provides three-dimensional imaging right in the office. It enhances diagnosis and treatment planning by providing more accurate imaging for dental implants. A typical scan takes only 20 seconds.
Full Mouth Radiographs: X-rays are taken as needed to ensure an accurate diagnosis. Analysis of these radiographs is accomplished in a timely manner so as to facilitate the initiation of treatment.
Non-Surgical Care: We offer a variety of non-surgical treatment options, including deep cleanings (or
scalings) to remove plaque and calculus deposits, comprehensive home care instructions and dental education sessions.
Treatment of Gum Disease: LANAP — Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure is a breakthrough laser-based treatment. It is state-of-the-art technology which is much less invasive and reduces discomfort, and allows for enhanced healing and regeneration of the tissues that hold the tooth in place.
Surgical Procedures: In some cases periodontal disease has caused deeper gum pockets and underlying bone loss. At this stage, osseous surgery becomes necessary to eliminate the diseased gum pockets and bony destruction. Additional treatment, such as bone or gum grafts, may be required to restore oral health or improve aesthetics. In all instances, we will provide you with postoperative care. If we determine that surgery is necessary, you can feel confident that you’re in good hands.
Dental Implants: One of the latest advancements in dentistry is dental implants. If you are missing a single tooth or many teeth, dental implants may be an option for you. Implants have the look, feel and function of natural teeth. They are the most attractive, natural and comfortable replacement for missing teeth. Implants also reduce bone loss and have a significant improvement on the quality of life and health of many of our patients. Dr. Krieger has significant experience in all aspects of periodontal treatment, including implant placement. Our goal is to prevent further damage and gradually restore you to optimum periodontal health. After your mouth is healthy again, we provide continuing care to reduce the chance of disease recurrence