I am a board certified Periodontist available to answer questions about periodontal disease and its treatment, gum recession, and treatment options. The use of laser treatment for gum disease. The use of implants to replace lost teeth, rapid orthodontics, also called PAOO or Wilckodontics(tm).
Board certified and licensed Periodontist practicing for over 14 years. Previous clinical professor at University of Illinois.
American Academy of Periodontology, Midwest Society of Periodontology, Illinois Society of Periodontists, American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, American Academy of Oral Medicine, Fellow of the International College of Dentists, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
DDS - SUNY Buffalo 1986 - 1990 General Practice Residency - Michael Reese Hospital 1990-1991 Residency in Periodontics and Implants - Univ. of Maryland 1992-1994
Past President of Illinois Society of Periodontists. Past Trustee of Illinois State Dental Society. Vice-Speaker of Illinois State Dental Society. Past President NW Suburban Branch of Chicago Dental Society.
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Arnold, A filling is filling a hole in the tooth caused by decay. With erosion the is no whole. There has to be space for the filling material. If there is no room then it would feel like a "high filling"
Hi Amy, There are multiple protocols for grafting bone for periodontal defects. It sounds you have concerns about the use of antibiotics. The use of antibiotics during grafting procedures is normal. I
There are lots of tooth brushes on the market. I have seen most patients with a history of gum/periodontal problems do very well with the oral-b/braun. This is backed by research. Remember, good technique
A root canal is needed when the pulp tissue, the inside living tissue of the tooth is necrotic (no longer alive) or becoming necrotic. A hole is made into the top of the tooth so small files can be used
If you have periodontal disease it should be treated at any age. After all you want to be healthy and prevent infection/tooth loss. The local anesthetic (Novocain is not used anymore). Your dentist
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