The specialty of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, as well as diseases and conditions that affect them.
We have a wonderful and informative program for our patients, with regard to the treatment of gum tissue. Just like a building, a beautiful, healthy smile needs a solid foundation and the gums are the foundation for that beautiful and healthy smile.
We are very proud of our comprehensive periodontal (gum) program, which is tailored to your specific needs. More people lose their teeth due to periodontal (gum) disease, than any other reason. We help many patients fight this disease and maintain their teeth for a lifetime. Periodontal Disease is associated with worrisome thoughts for most of our patients. With our Doctors’ knowledge and the skills of our highly trained Hygienists, we can banish most fears of this disease and put many patients back in control of their periodontal disease without surgery. Our patients are given the tools they need with proper maintenance in our office and home care instruction to be able to manage this chronic disease.
For our patients who need more extensive periodontal treatment, we have a Periodontist on-staff. We are happy to set up a consultation for patients with periodontal needs.
Periodontics in Richmond
We perform oral cancer screening on all new patients and periodically at recall appointments.
We utilize an Oral ID light in addition to our
visual examination. Oral ID uses fluorescent technology, helps us identify cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions at their early stages. Early detection is crucial to a favorable long term survival rate in patients with oral cancer.
Look below for some intraoral images taken with and without the Oral ID.