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Heal Quicker and Scar Less With Minimally Invasive Periodontics

Dr. Anderson Performing Minimally Invasive Periodontal Treatment On A Gum Disease Patient

Dr. Anderson Performing Minimally Invasive Periodontal Treatment On A Gum Disease Patient

Caring for your periodontal needs is essential, especially if you have gingivitis or periodontitis. However, it can be intimidating to hear about common periodontal procedures such as scaling and root planing or osseous surgery. Yet it is important to know that a few forward-leaning periodontists focus on practicing minimally invasive periodontics in Bloomfield Hills, MI to ensure you have the most comfortable experience possible during your office visits.


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Soft Tissue Grafting to fix Tooth Root Sensitivities! – Case Study

Meet our patient MC who presented with sensitive roots on the canines.  Soft tissue grafting was completed via a single 5mm incision under the lip. In this “tunneling” procedure, grafting material and the gum are then moved over the roots and sutured. This minimally invasive surgical technique is ideal for this application as it restores the position of the gum and reduces the sensitive root from being exposed. Please see below for before and after treatment photos where tissue was moved down over the roots leading to improved anatomy, health and elimination of root sensitivity to tactile and temperature change.

If you experience sensitive roots or would like to restore lost gum tissue please reach out to our team at Anderson Periodontal Wellness (248)-480-4910. Dr. Anderson will meet with you and explore treatment options applicable to your case.


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What Is A Periodontal Lateral Pedicle Flap Procedure?

Dental Patient Smiling After Getting Gum Recession Treatment

Dental Patient Smiling After Getting Gum Recession Treatment

Gum recession may seem like a cosmetic problem but it can lead to serious oral health concerns if left untreated. When your gums pull away from their naturally protective position, they can expose teeth roots and even bone. Over time, this constant exposure can lead to the breakdown of bone and the loss of teeth. This is why it is essential to bring any concerns about gum recession in Bloomfield Hills, MI to a trained periodontist.


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The Major Causes of Gum Recession

Dental Patient Smiling After Her Procedure

Dental Patient Smiling After Her Procedure

Gum recession can seem like it happens overnight because many people do not notice it until the signs and symptoms are evident. Gum recession happens gradually, though. It should not be ignored during any of its stages, including when it first starts. Why? A well-trained periodontist can help a patient reverse gum recession!


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From Peri-Implantitis To A Clean Mouth, A Case Study!

Dental Patient Needing Treatment For Their Peri-Implantitis

Dental Patient Needing Treatment For Their Peri-Implantitis

Dental Implant With Gum Disease Before
Dental Implant With Gum Disease After

Gum disease can occur around dental implants when bacteria travels down the sulcus or “gum pocket” and causes bone loss.  Dr. Anderson saw our patient P.T. (83 yro female) above for minimally invasive laser gum treatment (detoxifies the implant) and completed a particulate (sand like) bone graft to fill and regenerate the bone defect. Please see the before and after treatment photos where bone has been regenerated by 3 “threads”. Not only did bone regenerate, the surface infection cleared and no longer drains from the gum interface.  When Dr. Anderson evaluates your unique presentation, a 3D CT scan is often taken to determine your response to treatment prior to beginning therapy.  This allows her to tailor your treatment plan and accurately project your response to therapy. After the peri-implantitis is corrected, a follow up protocol is presented to help maintain a healthy status in the future.


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