Definitive Periodontal Care with oral surgery in Marco Island
Dr. Bradley Engle is a specialist in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease. As a Board Certified Periodontist, he is an expert in periodontal (gum) disease, dental implant placement, and cosmetic periodontal procedures. Periodontists have an additional three years (36 months) of advanced training beyond what is taught in dental school. Dr. Engle stays abreast of the latest developments in knowledge as well as proven technologies to continue to give patients the very best treatments available today.
The highly trained team at Engle Implant Dentistry believes that prevention is the preferred treatment for gum disease. Patients are coached in proper oral hygiene and home care, healthy lifestyle choices, and good nutrition. Regular, effective dental care is crucial to optimal oral health and the prevention of periodontal disease. Many forget that oral conditions can be treated conservatively, efficiently, and effectively.
Regular dental visits are vital to early diagnosis and treatment of the disease should it manifest. The more advanced gum disease is, the more difficult it is to treat. In the moderate stages, professional deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) to remove plaque and calculus, in conjunction with appropriate home management may be all that is needed to halt the progression of the disease. If required, a range of surgical options are available to treat the advanced stages of gum disease:
- Pocket reduction surgery can reduce the size of the space between the gums and teeth and help the gum tissue fit snugly to the teeth.
- Soft tissue grafts can help cover areas exposed by receding gums and reinforce thin tissue.
- Guided tissue regeneration stimulates regrowth of gum and bone tissue when the bone structure that supports your teeth has been severely damaged.
Patients shouldn’t decide that their gum disease has advanced too far to seek treatment for it; there are many options to help restore bone and gingival tissue to a healthier level. Dr. Engle has extensive experience in complex cases as well as treatment of early detected conditions. After a comprehensive examination, he can recommend different treatment recommendations that will be most effective to restore your oral health to its best possible level. To experience the consummate care of this dedicated dental team, call Naples (239) 593-2178 or Marco Island (239) 394-4906 and schedule an appointment today.