Meet Dr. Charles W. Schwimer, DMD
Our practice provides a variety of surgical services.
We pride ourselves on the fact that we are very conservative in our treatment recommendations and limit surgery to the areas where it is absolutely necessary.
Many times, the early stages of periodontal disease are best treated with non-surgical periodontal therapy. Even in severe cases, non-surgical periodontal therapy often precedes surgical therapy. This is done to improve the overall tissue quality prior to surgery and also to help limit the areas requiring surgery.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Rediscover the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
Cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and prevent future gum recession. Are you unhappy with the appearance of short unsightly teeth? This can be greatly improved.
Gum Disease Laser Therapy
Advancements in gum laser therapy allow many periodontal procedures to be performed with no bleeding, no suturing, and negligible postoperative discomfort.
An excessively large frenum can prevent the teeth from coming together resulting in a gap between the front teeth. A malpositioned frenum can also cause gum recession.
Guided tissue bone regeneration regenerates the previously lost gum and bone tissue. Some techniques utilize membranes that are inserted over the bone defects.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling removes plaque and tartar deposits beneath the gum line. The tooth roots may also be planed to smooth the root surface allowing the gum tissue to heal and reattach to the tooth.
The procedure involves adjusting the level of the gum tissue and bone around the tooth in question to create a new gum-to-tooth relationship. The procedure takes approximately one hour.
Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and esthetic appearance.
Gum recession often results in root sensitivity to hot and cold foods as well as an unsightly appearance of the gum and tooth. When gum recession is a problem, gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is an option.
A technique used in immediate implant cases, where instead of completely removing the tooth, a root fragment is left in the socket, as the implant is inserted.
Osseous surgery is a procedure done when you have a pocket around a tooth (or teeth) that has not responded to other treatments. It is done in an effort to help you retain the tooth and make it is easier for you to keep clean.
Careful management of extraction sockets after tooth extraction prevents unsightly bone loss and provides a better cosmetic outcome for tooth replacement.