Periodontic Procedures and Services in Huntsville, AL

Dr. David Summerford and the dental team at North Alabama Periodontics offer you individualized, patient-centered, and specialized care. With years of experience and unparalleled expertise in today’s most innovative periodontal technologies, we can help you with a number of procedures to treat a wide array of conditions at our office in Huntsville, Alabama.
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Periodontal Diseases

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums, which gradually destroys the bony support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches.
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Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jaw bone...
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Cosmetic Perio Procedures

These procedures are a predictable way to cover unsightly, sensitive or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short unsightly teeth this can be greatly improved...
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Non-Surgical Procedures

We can use modern techniques to help rebuild lost bone support. The emphasis in our practice is conservative periodontal therapy. Many times, early stages of periodontal disease is best treated with non-surgical periodontal therapy.
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Oral Pathology

The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process.
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Bone Grafting

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.
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Crown Lengthening

Functional crown lengthening is often necessary for the following reasons: Deep tooth decay underneath the gingival (gum) tissues thus being inaccessible for the proper restorative dentistry...
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Osseous Surgery

Traditionally, gum disease is treated by reducing the pocket depths by trimming away the infected gum tissue and recontouring the uneven bone tissue.
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Gum Grafting

If gum recession is affecting your health or your appearance, a gum grafting procedure can prevent further gum loss. The gingival graft procedure is highly predictable and results in a stable healthy band of attached tissue around the tooth.
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Ridge Preservation

Ridge preservation, or socket fill, is careful management of extraction sockets after tooth extraction prevents unsightly bone loss and a better cosmetic outcome of tooth replacement.
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The frenum may be excised when the tongue has limited mobility; for large diastemas between teeth or when the frenum interferes with a prosthetic appliance; or when it is the etiology of periodontal tissue disease.
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Vestibular Extension

Often the upper and/or lower jaws have shrunken in size due to the loss of the natural teeth prematurely (i.e. disuse atrophy).
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Guided Tissue & Bone Regeneration

This procedure"regenerates" the previously lost attachment and support structures. Most techniques utilize membranes which are inserted over the bone defects...
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LANAP® Laser Periodontic Treatment

A minimally invasive laser-based treatment for gum disease or periodontitis, LANAP® treatment utilizes laser technology to vaporize bacteria in a minimally painful manner. No cutting or suturing is involved
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Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft

The most common method used to treat root exposure. During the procedure, a flap of skin is cut at the roof of your mouth and tissue from under the flap...

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