Kansas City, MO
At Fay Periodontal Associates we specialize in a wide variety of procedures designed to maintain or improve your periodontal tissues. The periodontal (gum) tissues are an important part of your oral health. Our experience and expertise in periodontics allows us to provide high-quality treatments you cannot find anywhere else!
Deep Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing)
If we diagnosis you with periodontal disease, you may need a deep cleaning. Also known as a scaling and root planing, this procedure is designed to eliminate large deposits of plaque and tartar. After your deep cleaning, your gums should return to a healthy, pink state.
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A frenectomy is a minor surgical procedure that involves the removal of the lingual or labial frenum. We may recommend a frenectomy to improve the mobility of your tongue and allow for proper speech (removal of lingual frenum). Removing the labial frenum may be necessary to close the gap between the two front teeth.
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Some people are born with uneven gums or an excessive amount of gum tissue. This can create aesthetic issues with your smile. We may recommend gingival contouring to improve the balance between your teeth and gums, giving you a more beautiful smile!
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A dental implant is an ideal solution if you are missing one or more teeth. As a periodontist, Dr. Ann Fay specializes in the treatment planning and placement of dental implants. Once in place, the implant will serve as the root component of a dental prosthesis. Because it becomes a part of you, an implant is the next best thing to your natural tooth.
>> Learn more about dental implants.
Tooth Socket Graft
When we remove a tooth, we leave an empty socket. Sometimes, we don’t have a choice. Sometimes, the empty socket is ok, especially if we are removing your wisdom teeth. But if you are missing a lot of teeth, you may be having problems with those empty sockets. This is especially true if your socket is in an area where a tooth is important. You need to have something in that area as a replacement. If you need something to replace your empty socket, Fay Periodontal Associates a solution for you. It’s called a tooth socket graft.
>> Learn more about tooth socket graft.
Periodontal disease is an infection that can spread to the innermost part of the tooth, resulting in significant pain and discomfort. We may recommend an extraction if the infection is so severe that the tooth is beyond repair. An extraction can stop the infection from spreading and endangering your surrounding teeth.
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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), allows us to move our joint forwards, backward, and side-to-side. Any problems that prevent us from using this joint properly are known as TMD or temporomandibular joint disorders. We provide some treatments designed to alleviate any pain or discomfort associated with the TMJ.
>> Read more about TMJ and the treatments available to help with pain.
One of our goals as dental practitioners is to prevent you from losing gum tissue because of periodontal disease. If you have periodontal disease, did you know there are ways that we can regenerate bone and tissue? We can, through a process called bone regeneration, regrow your tissue and even underlying bone, which is amazing. If you are thinking about the need to regenerate your bone or tissue, let Fay Periodontal Associates help you!
>> Learn more about bone regeneration.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you would like to learn more about periodontics call (816) 673-2230 and schedule your consultation today!