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Dr. Meyer Perlstein - Periodontist
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PERIODONTAL CONSULTATION:
The first step toward periodontal health begins with a comprehensive periodontal examination. During this exam Dr. Perlstein will discuss your chief complaint, review your medical and dental history and perform a clinical and radiographic (x-ray) analysis. There are basically two types of x-ray series.
1. Bite wing x-rays usually used to detect decay between the teeth.
2. Complete mouth apical series that show the length of the roots and the surrounding bone. The apical x-ray is a main diagnostic tool to help determine the extent of the disease.

Probing: The clinical examination includes a procedure to help determine the extent of bone destruction frequently called “pocketing”. After your oral examination is completed Dr. Perlstein will discuss his finding along with appropriate treatment procedures.


TREATMENT FOR PERIODONTAL DISEASE:
Active periodontal procedures can include...

Scaling and Root Planning:
This can be very effective when (1) the pocketing is shallow and there is no underlying bone problems. Scaling and root planning is effective (2) as a pre-surgical cleaning before bone treatment is accomplished. Scaling and root planning can also be utilized (3) when a previous treated site exacerbates or reoccurs. Surgical procedures are sometimes needed to adequately address periodontal disease that has destroyed the underlying bone and gum tissue (recession) around the teeth.

Crown Lengthening:
Your general dentist may need more tooth surface to adequately restore a broken down or decayed tooth. Crown lengthening helps make this possible by exposing a greater length of tooth. Afterwards a crown or restoration can be properly fitted.
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Atlanta Periodontist specializing in Regenerative Procedures, Crown Lengthening, Soft Tissue Grafts and other fun Periodontist procedures. We help patients with periodontal disease, cosmetic dentistry, scaling, root planning and more.