We're proud to have Dr. Lloyd Herman providing his periodontal expertise in our Aspen office. Dr. Herman's depth of knowledge, paired with a broad perspective on the whole mouth-body connection, provides Dr. Herman with a deep understanding of patient outcomes built for long-term results.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is a serious gum infection that damages gums and can destroy the jawbone. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss and is a risk factor for heart and lung diseases.
Chao Pinhole Technique
This suture- and incision-free procedure reverses the effects of gum tissue recession. Using specially designed instruments, the gum tissue is loosened and guided over the receded part of the tooth. Patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients are also pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.
An occlusal adjustment procedure, or bite adjustment, is a procedure performed to remove tiny interferences that keep teeth from coming together properly.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone in order to repair bone fractures that are extremely complex, pose a significant health risk to the patient, or fail to heal properly.
Connective Tissue Grafts
This is the most common method used to treat root exposure. During the procedure, a flap of skin is cut at the roof of your mouth (palate) and tissue from under the flap, called subepithelial connective tissue, is removed and then stitched to the gum tissue surrounding the exposed root.
During the dental crown lengthening procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth, to even your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile.
A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. An implant doesn't come loose like a denture can. Dental implants also benefit general oral health because they do not have to be anchored to other teeth, like bridges.