Pioneer Valley Periodontics


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Maintenance Visits

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Scaling and Root Planing

Sometimes periodontal disease may be treated in a non-surgical fashion including scaling and root planing.  This is a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins.  This can be followed by adjunctive therapy such as delivery of site-specific anitbiotics.  After scaling and root planing you may not require any further surgical procedures, however, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain health.  Non-surgical therapy does have it’s limitations.  When it does not achieve periodontal health, surgery may be indicated to restore periodontal anatomy damaged by periodontal diseases and to facilitate oral hygiene practices.


If you want a dental restoration that looks and feels as though its really part of your mouth, dental implants may be right for you. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root. Your jawbone fuses with the implant to provide a secure platform for a prothesis (artificial tooth) If you are missing many teeth, several implants can be used to support a partial or complete denture.

Surgical Techniques

Flap Surgery


Osseous Surgery

Guided Tissue Regeneration

Bone Grafting

Soft Tissue Grafts

Crown Lengthening



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