Advanced Periodontal Care for Lasting Results
Our goal is to help patients maintain healthy gums for life. Our board-certified periodontist in Evansville, IN, has extensive experience working with laser technologies to treat infection in the mouth. Once we have the infection under control, we will need to see you regularly for periodontal maintenance visits. We also perform bone and soft tissue rebuilding procedures using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to speed up the healing and recovery process.
Patients treated for gum disease are put on our periodontal maintenance plan to ensure the infection does not return. Your visits may include a series of deep cleanings and checkups at regular intervals throughout the year. This gives us a chance to monitor the health of the tissues and ensure the infection is not coming back.
Ridge Augmentation and Preservation
If you have lost bone and gum tissue after gum disease or an injury, you may be a good candidate for a ridge augmentation or preservation procedure. Dr. Woodyard uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to rebuild the tissue around the tooth socket and restore the gum and bone structures. PRP is especially effective for speeding up healing at an injury site and can increase the chances of a positive outcome with your procedure.
Other Periodontal Services
Dr. Woodyard also performs several other periodontal services to treat gum disease and restore the health of your gums. He uses innovative techniques to reshape the gums and trigger the natural healing process. Some patients diagnosed with severe gum disease enjoy numerous benefits with osseous surgery. Other periodontal services include:
- Guided Tissue Regeneration
- Osseous Surgery (Flap Surgery)
Bone Grafts And Dental Implants
many patients eligible for dental implants may require a bone graft beforehand. Dental implants necessitate a sufficient amount of jawbone for successful fusion. Dr. James Woodyard employs innovative techniques like SonicWeld Rx® to ensure optimal outcomes in bone grafting and implant dentistry procedures.
A gum lift, also known as gingivectomy or gum contouring, is a periodontal treatment aimed at reshaping or removing excess gum tissue to improve the appearance of the gums and teeth.
People may consider a gum lift for various reasons: gummy smile, uneven gum line, tooth length, preparation for restorations, improved oral health.
A gum graft, also known as gingival grafting or periodontal grafting, is a dental procedure aimed at restoring or augmenting gum tissue that has receded or thinned out.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures are a tooth replacement option provided by Dr. James Woodyard in Evansville, IN. This treatment is designed to address the long-term effects of missing teeth. Without tooth roots, jaw bone loss can lead to facial deformities and other oral health issues.
LANAP® Laser Gum Surgery
LANAP® gum disease treatment offers a cutting-edge solution for gum disease in Evansville, IN, using the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser. Dr. James Woodyard, a level 5 LANAP® provider, employs this protocol, which is minimally invasive and entails no cutting or stitches. By precisely targeting infected tissue, LANAP® therapy kills bacteria while promoting rapid healing. Patients typically experience fast recovery, with many seeing results after a single treatment.
Teeth XPress™ Dental Implants
Dr. James Woodyard, a leading periodontist in Evansville, IN, specializes in Teeth Xpress™ dental implants, offering a swift, permanent solution for missing teeth. As the first in the area to introduce Teeth Xpress™, Dr. Woodyard utilizes BioHorizons® Laser-Lok® technology to minimize bone loss and maintain natural smiles. Laser-Lok® creates a biological seal around implants, reducing the risk of future bone loss, ensuring long-lasting dental health and aesthetics.