Periodontics and Dental Implants
Periodontal maintenance is important because healthy gums are essential to a beautiful smile. Unhealthy gums can recede or become red and swollen. As gum disease progresses, the facial bones are destroyed causing teeth to loosen or fall out.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Periodontist Dr. Smith has received extensive training in Implantology. He has been successfully placing implants since 1992. Through continuing education, Dr. Smith is abreast of the most current information on implant dentistry.
Dr. Smith has also been professionally trained in IV Sedation techniques and has successfully treated thousands of patients since 1985 with this technique. One advantage of this method is that the sedation comes on more quickly and the amount of medication can be adjusted quickly to benefit the patient. If necessary, the medications given through the IV line can be quickly reversed.
Fear keeps a lot of dental patients from receiving care to save their natural teeth. Dr. Smith and his staff have special training in sedation techniques to help fearful patients. Most patients want to be relaxed and comfortable during treatment so Dr. Smith recommends Oral Conscious Sedation. The sedation technique is very simple and powerful yet safe for most people. The fees for sedation are very low compared to general anesthesia in a hospital setting.
Dr. Karl Smith specializes in periodontics and implantology. As a periodontist, Dr. Smith specializes in treatment of gum disease, laser periodontal therapy, the maintenance of periodontal health, cosmetic smile enhancement procedures, and dental implants to replace teeth that are missing. Check our Dental Information Center for answers to dental questions.