The Ultimate Goal to Have Healthy Gums

Periodontics addresses the health of your gums and the tissues of the jaw, including the bone that holds and supports your teeth.

Gingivitis Therapy

Gingivitis is a chronic infection of your gums caused by a bacterial infection associated with long standing dental plaque. To treat gingivitis and prevent the development of periodontal disease, gingivitis therapy is performed. The goals of this therapy are to remove the bacteria causing the infection and apply medicaments to help the gums to heal. This may take between one to three appointments to achieve healing and depends upon the severity of the infection as well personal habits such as smoking and dental home care.

Periodontal Therapy

As gum disease advances, treatment requires the dental hygienist, specially trained in periodontal therapy, to clean below the gum line to remove stubborn, crusty deposits called tartar or calculus. This removes the debris that is causing the bacterial infection of your gums and bone and may need to be repeated several times to achieve disease remission and halt bone loss that threatens the health of your teeth. This is done to prevent further damage and restore and stabilize the tooth.

Laser Treatment

Dental Lasers have shown themselves to be highly effective as an adjunct therapy to periodontal therapy. Dental lasers help to sterilize dental pockets and kill the bacteria living in the gum tissues. Dental lasers can also help to stimulate new bone growth in areas where healthy bone has been lost due to the disease process advancing.

Red Gums

Bleeding Gums


Soft Gums


What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease (periodontal disease) that causes irritation, redness and swelling (inflammation) of your gingiva, the part of your gum around the base of your teeth. Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease, but untreated gingivitis can lead to much more serious gum disease called periodontitis and tooth loss. Because Gingivitis is a bacterial infection, it causes an inflammatory response of your immune system which can contribute to other systemic problems. Areas of your health potentially impacted by this type of inflammation are diabetes, coronary artery disease, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and more.



Best Services Offered

Post-Operative Care

Before a tooth is extracted, the area surrounding the tooth is numbed with a topical/and or injectable anesthetic such as Novocaine. Patients with extracted teeth sometimes need to take an antibiotic, and at the very least, take precautions following the procedure to ensure that infection doesn’t occur. Smoking, vigorous brushing and rinsing, and drinking liquids through straws are discouraged during the post-operative period because they hinder healing and may cause the wound to open. Cold compresses applied to the outside cheek near the extraction area can help reduce any swelling and promote faster healing. Typically, over the counter pain medication as instructed by your doctor, is sufficient to handle any pain associated with tooth extraction.

Wisdom Tooth

If wisdom teeth are causing a problem and are not pulled, they can sometimes become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health. Symptoms are easy to spot: severe discomfort, inflammation, and some kinds of infections. Many people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted to avoid future serious problems. In general, the lack of the four wisdom teeth does not hamper one’s ability to properly bite down, speak or eat.

Dental Implants

Dental implant surgery replaces the root area of the missing tooth with metal, screw-like posts that the artificial tooth can be anchored to. The artificial teeth look and act just like real ones, so this type of surgery can be a great alternative to wearing dentures or ill-fitting bridgework. Dental implant surgery may be performed in several steps depending upon the kind of implant you’re getting and the health of your jawbone. The process requires the jawbone to heal tightly around the dental implant area, effectively assimilating it into the gumline as if it were a natural tooth. The implants are surgically placed within the jawbone and serve as the “root” of the artificial tooth being implemented. Titanium is often used for this procedure because it fuses the implant with the jawbone, remains firmly in place, and won’t decay like some kinds of bridgework.

Words From Our Patients


Very compassionate, professional and not to mention SMART people! They have saved me thousands when i came in with a misdiagnosis of periodontal disease. I am able to make appointments with a flexible schedule and they accept my care credit. If you have to have dreaded dental work, this is the place to go!

Stephanie U.

I had a cleaning with Dr. Anne Filler, and the hygienist was one of the best I ever had. She did the Gum measurements, ultrasonic scaling, and scrapping with no pain at all. Staff is very professional and nice.

Charles G.

Dr. Filler and her staff or the nicest professionals I have ever met in the dental industry. Every time I visit I feel as though I am the most important person visiting that day. Dr. Filler has built a culture based on trust, respect and transparency. I would not hesitate to recommend a friend!

Joseph S.

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