Periodontal Surgery

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Dentoalveolar Surgery

Dentoalveolar surgery is a form of surgical treatment to correct issues of the alveolar bone. The alveolar bone is the part of the mouth that has tooth sockets and its primary function is to support the teeth.

Even though it may sound like a single procedure, dentoalveolar surgery consists of several procedures conducted around the alveolar bone. All of these procedures are available to our patients at The Schiff Dental Group. 

Feel free to reach out to us whenever you feel pain in your jaw or if you are in need of preventive care.

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Pathology

To treat oral diseases, a proper diagnosis is essential. This is the very reason why we have proficient pathologists in our team.

They are skilled in diagnosing and treating various diseases that affect the oral and maxillofacial areas, including those benign and malignant conditions. Our oral pathologists can diagnose conditions such as:

  • Infections of the oral cavity or salivary glands

  • Benign or malignant tumors

  • Cysts

  • Oral or pharyngeal cancer

  • Canker sores

  • Oral herpes

 

Once our pathologists have performed the proper diagnosis, they will then refer their findings to our dentists for the appropriate treatment. If there’s a need to refer the patient to another expert, then this option is also available to our clients.

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Dental Implant Placement

If you’ve had your impacted or decayed tooth extracted, it’s essential to replace that tooth to maintain your overall teeth structure and functionality. Furthermore, replacing your tooth can help bring back  your healthy, confident smile.

One of our best tooth replacement options is dental implant placement. First, this particular  procedure has up to 98% success rates. Second, dental implants appear and function like your natural teeth, and with proper care, they can last for a lifetime.

Our dental implant procedures will be handled by Pennsylvania’s proficient dental practitioners, namely Doctors Jill Moniz, Lawrence Schiff, and Reza Hakim Shoushtari. With the latest techniques and technologies in dentistry, they conduct efficient and stress-free treatment for their patients.

Dental Cleaning

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a procedure wherein the soft tissues in your gum will be removed to make the teeth more visible. Some of the reasons why patients opt for crown lengthening procedures include:

  • Correcting gummy smiles

  • Exposing the fractured areas of a tooth

  • Exposing cavities beneath the gum line

 

Unfortunately, not everyone is qualified for this procedure. So, when you visit us for a consultation for crown lengthening, we will perform a pre-surgical analysis. 

During this analysis, we will assess your teeth, gum, and other surrounding structures. Furthermore, we will determine the level of exposure for your teeth and the new location of your gum line.

The whole procedure will take about an hour, and you can return home the same day. We will then provide instructions to aid the healing process after the procedure.

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Pocket Reduction

Are your gums swollen and bleeding? This could be the result of plaque that has formed between your teeth and gum. If this is left untreated, an infection will occur and this can destroy your teeth and the surrounding bones.

With the pocket reduction procedure, we’ll open the pockets and remove the plaques causing infection. We will then reattach the gum to its initial position.

If the infection has already reached an advanced stage, you may need surgery and other regeneration procedures. Schedule an appointment for an assessment and more information on this matter.

Smile Check

Gum Grafting

Gum recession can expose your tooth, cause tooth sensitivity, which eventually leads to tooth loss if not treated properly. Gum grafting is a procedure that involves adding the necessary gum tissue to offer support for your tooth and the surrounding bone.

There are a few types of gum grafting. These include the following: 

  • Free gingival graft: this type of graft is suitable for those with thin gums. Graft tissue, which may be taken from the roof of your mouth, will be attached to the gum area for more thickness. This will increase your resistance to infection and also prevent further gum recession.

  • Connective Tissue graft: when there’s tooth root exposure, connective tissue graft is the best option. The graft will be stitched to the gum tissue around the exposed root.

 

During your appointment, our expert periodontist, Dr. Reza Hakim Shoushtari, will assess your condition and recommend the best gum graft option that’s suitable for you.

Dental Work

Sinus Lift

If your upper jaw has been toothless for a significant amount of time, your jawbone can grow thin as a result. In this case, you can’t fix it directly with a dental implant due to the  insufficient amount of bone.

Before our periodontist can fix your dental implant, they have to perform a sinus lift procedure first. In this procedure, the maxillary sinus membrane is lifted so that bone graft materials can be applied within the space.

The length of the sinus lift procedure will depend on your jawbone’s thickness and other factors determined by the dentist. Some patients have to wait three to six months before the dental implants are placed. Some patients can have both procedures done on the same day.

You may reach out to us anytime to obtain the vital information you need regarding sinus lift.

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Bone Grafting

Extracting your tooth without a replacement can make your jawbone thin. For some patients, gum disease is the main culprit for losing jawbone.

Whatever the reason, a thin jawbone is unhealthy and makes dental implant procedures impossible. Therefore, bone grafting will improve the bone density to support both your teeth and the dental implants.

Before the procedure, we will assess your jaw first to determine the best bone grafting options for you. After the procedure, you will then have to wait three to six months before dental implants can be fixed. 

However, if you will only need minor bone grafting, you can have  it done on the same day as your dental implant. 

With decades of dental experience, Doctors Jill Moniz, Lawrence Schiff, and Reza Hakim Shoushtari provide topnotch bone grafting techniques and other dental procedures to their clients.