Connective Tissue Grafting For Root Coverage

In a healthy mouth, teeth are surrounded by gingival and mucosal tissue. Gingival (gum) tissue is coral pink, thick, and dense under a microscope. This tissue forms a tight seal around the teeth serving as a barrier against the penetration of bacteria to the underlying supporting bone. The gingiva also helps to withstand trauma from eating and brushing.


Once your periodontal treatment is completed it is very important that you maintain regular professional cleanings. Dental research states that a 3 month recall may be required. This is necessary because it takes approximately 3 months for the bacteria to re-grow and start to cause destruction of gingival tissue and bone loss.

Extraction With Immediate Implant

In many cases single or multiple implants can be placed at the time of tooth extraction. With careful preparation of the extraction socket, any lost bone is reconstructed and the implant is placed where the previous tooth was located. This saves time, minimizes the number of surgical procedures and speeds up the healing process. If you think immediate implants might be right for you, please call us for a consultation.

Full Arch Replacement

The retired executive was on the golf course with his friends.  As he swung down to hit his ball out of the sand trap his lower denture flew out of his mouth.  Annoyed and embarrassed, he picked up the sandy denture and put it into his pocket.  After excusing himself from the game he went home and told his wife the story.

When to See a Periodontist?

Good periodontal health is a key component of a healthy body.  Knowing the state of your periodontal health is important.  So, if you don't know, ask your dental professional.  It's a good idea to know if you are in good periodontal health because periodontal disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in our country and recent research has found a relationship between periodontal infection and more serious health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, and preterm low birth weight babies.

Extraction With Ridge Preservation

When you need to have a tooth or teeth extracted—whether it be due to decay, abscess, gum disease or injury—it is usually in your best interest to do so in a manner that preserves as much of your underlying jawbone as possible. From the time the teeth are removed, significant degeneration of the surrounding bone begins to take place. 

Single Tooth Replacement

When a single tooth is missing, the two most common treatment options are the traditional tooth supported bridge and an implant supported crown. When a traditional bridge is used to replace a missing tooth, the adjacent teeth are cut down into peg shapes in order to fit the cemented bridge in place.

Laser Periodontal Therapy (LANAP™)

Our doctors at Tampa Bay Periodontics and Implant Dentistry offer the FDA-approved Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™) as an alternative therapy when treating periodontal (gum) disease. The LANAP protocol is the only laser periodontitis treatment cleared by the U.S. FDA that is clinically proven based on scientific evidence to regenerate new gum tissue, ligament and bone.

Accelerated Orthodontics and Wilckodontics

Our doctors are specially trained in Wilckodontics®, a procedure designed to activate your bone to have teeth move much more quickly during traditional (brackets) and Invisalign® treatment! Many orthodontic issues can be treated in less time, with the assistance of an orthodontist, such as crooked teeth, jaw misalignment, and other types of malocclusions.

Soft Tissue Ridge Augmentation

Soft tissue ridge augmentation is often suggested when the patient has a large depression, cleft, or crease in the gum. These deformities can occur as a result of bone loss following the extraction of a tooth, periodontal disease, trauma, injury, wearing dentures, or developmental problems. Such defects can be aesthetically not pleasing and/or have a tendency to trap food.