Whoopi Goldberg shares her experience with gum disease

Local Periodontists

Stephen F. Gianino, DMD, CAGS
Stephen F Gianino, DMD, CAGS
4 Robinson Road
Littleton, MA 01460
(978) 486-3417
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Merrimack Valley Periodontics
Howard Zolot, D.M.D.
1538 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 687-7788
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Barry S. Kayne, DDS, Periodontal & Implant Specialist
Barry S Kayne, D.D.S.
58 Omega Drive, Suite F58
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 456-0400
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Sally J. Cram, D.D.S.
Sally J Cram, D.D.S.
1140 19th Street, NW Suite 410
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 785-3021
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Periodontics with a Caring Touch
James R Werkmeister, D.M.D., M.S.
4328 Northern Pike, Suite 102
Monroeville, PA 15146
(412) 856-8200
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Cosmetic Periodontics for a Toothy Smile

Soft Tissue Grafting for the Perfect Smile

Gum recession can expose tooth roots and show more of your teeth than normal. Longer looking teeth and exposed tooth roots give an "old" appearance to your smile. Some people cover their mouths when they smile for this very reason.

Normally gum tissue surrounds and protects the delicate roots of your teeth. Exposed tooth roots are prone to tooth decay, root canals, discoloration and actual jawbone loss. All of this can lead to tooth loss in advanced cases.

A periodontal procedure called Soft Tissue Grafting can add a new youthful appearance to your smile. In your initial consultation, your periodontist will explain what can be achieved in your particular case.

Who is a Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Many periodontists have also taken advanced training in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. Periodontics is one of the eight specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.