Periodontal Procedures

Periodontal Procedures

Your initial visit will consist of a thorough exam for the purpose of looking for any abnormalities that may have been undetected prior to being referred to our office. A series of radiographs may also be taken. After an explanation of what we found, a treatment plan will be devised and sequenced. Financial arrangements will also be discussed at the first visit or a subsequent consultation, if needed.

Scaling and Root Planing

The initial stage of treatment for periodontal disease is usually a thorough cleaning that may include scaling or root planing. The objective of these non-surgical procedures is to remove etiologic agents such as dental plaque and tartar, or calculus, which cause gingival inflammation and disease. Scaling and root planing can be used as a stand-alone treatment, or a preventative measure. They are commonly performed on cases of gingivitis and moderate to severe periodontal disease…Learn More

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is usually performed to improve the health of the gum tissue, prepare the mouth for a procedure, or correct a “gummy smile”. A “gummy smile” is used to describe an instance where teeth are covered with excess gum tissue resulting in a less esthetically-pleasing smile. The procedure involves reshaping or recontouring the gum tissue and bone around the tooth to create a new gum-to–tooth relationship. Crown lengthening can be performed on a single tooth, many teeth, or the entire gum line…Learn More

Gum Grafting

When recession of the gingiva occurs, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma. When gum recession is a problem, gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is an option…Learn More

Bone Augmentation

Healthy teeth that are seated correctly in a strong jaw provide the best possible environment to allow our teeth to work properly. This also gives our facial features strong support and helps to provide confidence in our appearance. The bones that support the lower portion of our face, including the mouth and chin, also provide support for our teeth. Bones that are missing or have collapsed inside the gums can show on the face as depressed areas, giving us a sunken or drawn-in appearance…Learn More

Extractions with Ridge Preservation

Ridge preservation is one kind of bone grafting which is a category of periodontal surgery. It involves placing a regenerative bone grafting material into one or many empty tooth sockets. This is done to rebuild the bone where extraction has left an empty weakened area. There are a number of different possible materials to use in the reconstruction of the boney ridge…Learn More

Sinus Lift

The sinus lift or sinus lift graft procedure is a relatively common form of oral plastic surgery that is designed to increase the height of the maxillary bone so that further reconstructive work, such as dental implants can be done. The maxillary sinuses are located behind the cheekbones and run from under the eyes to the area just above the upper back teeth…Learn More

Canine Exposure

Sometimes certain teeth, especially canines, fail to erupt in a timely manner into a patient’s natural dentition. Oftentimes, we work in conjunction with an orthodontist to surgically expose this tooth, facilitating orthodontic movement and speeding up completion of treatment through braces…Learn More

IV Conscious Sedation

Periodontal Surgeons are trained in all aspects of anesthesia administration. During intense surgical training, periodontal residents complete a lengthy rotation in anesthesiology, during which time they become competent in evaluating patients for anesthesia, delivering anesthetic and monitoring post-anesthetic patients…Learn More

Laser Periodontal Gum Treatment

LANAP® is a revolutionary, scalpel free periodontal disease treatment backed by human and histological studies to comfortably and effectively remove bacteria and diseased tissue beneath the gum line without any cutting or stitches….Learn More

Bone Grafting

A bone graft is a procedure that replaces missing bone so that the jaw can support dental implants….Learn More

Osseous Surgery

Osseous surgery in Richmond Hill, GA is a traditional periodontal disease treatment that Dr. Justin Bordlemay sometimes uses to remove unhealthy oral tissue and bacteria trapped between the teeth and gums…..Learn More


A gingivectomy procedure with Dr. Justin Bordlemay can help to correct damaged or overgrown gum tissue when other options fail. If you have gingivitis in Richmond Hill, GA…..Learn More


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