Capital Periodontal Associates, PA, offers a comprehensive array of periodontal therapies and surgeries to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. You may read more about specific services highlighted below or click on the Patient Education section on the right.
- Dental Implant Surgery
- Laser Surgery
- Ridge and Sinus Augmentation
- Bone Regeneration and Grafting
- Flap Surgery
- Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
- Cosmetic Contouring
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Gingivitis and Periodontitis Treatment
- Enhanced Wound Healing Procedures
- Periodontal Reconstructive Surgery
- Non-surgical Periodontal Treatment
- Oral Cancer Screenings & Biopsies
- Sedation/Anxiety Management
- Dental Spa Amenities
- Oral Surgery
Recent advancements in dental technology have made periodontal treatment more comfortable and efficient than ever. Our state of the art technology, combined with Dr. Baldock's comfortable, compassionate care, help to ensure excellent comprehensive periodontal care for our patients. At Capital Periodontal Associates, our office is equipped with the following technology:
- Kodak Cone Beam CT Scanner
- Diode Laser
- Arrestin Therapy
- Emdogain Tissue Regeneration
- Ultrasonic Scaler
- Video Imaging
- Digital Dental X-Rays
- Intraoral Photography
Dental Spa Comfort and Amenities
Dr. Baldock and his team of professionals are dedicated to ensuring that your visit to our office is as stress-free and relaxing as possible. We want your visit to our office to be extraordinary. We offer complimentary dental spa amenities, as an extension of our high-quality care, in a warm and calming atmosphere to help improve your relaxation and comfort. Our spa amenities include:
- Parrafin wax hand treatments
- Neck & Leg Pillows
- Plush Lap Blankets
- Warm Aromatherapy Facial Towels
- Herbal Eye Mask
- Peppermint Lip Balm
- Music Headphones
- Complimentary Beverages including gourmet coffee and tea
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Sedation/Anxiety Management
- Ice Cream or Latte after surgical treatment
We also offer pre-medication, nitrous oxide, oral sedatives and intra-muscular sedative injections to help patients relax during the treatment. Your comfort is of utmost importance to us.
A dental implant most often takes the form of a small, screw-shaped titanium post that replaces the root-part of a missing tooth. The surgical procedure used to place an implant is actually quite minor and routine, requiring only local anesthesia in most cases. After a healing period, the implant is topped with a lifelike crown custom-made to match your existing natural teeth. Implants have a documented success rate of over 95%, which is significantly higher than any other tooth-replacement option.
Flap surgery is sometimes performed to remove tartar deposits in deep pockets or to reduce the periodontal pocket and make it easier for you or your dental professional to keep the area clean. This common surgery involves lifting back the gums and removing the tartar. The gums are then sutured back in place so that the tissue fits snugly around the tooth again.
Bone Regeneration and Grafting
The procedure involves taking gum tissue from the palate or another donor source to cover an exposed root in order to even the gum line and reduce sensitivity.
Scaling and Root Planing
Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing.
Extractions of Teeth
When restoration procedures such as root canal therapy, crowns, or fillings are not enough to save a tooth, it may need to be pulled, or extracted.
You should have a standard cleaning at least twice a year. A periodontal treatment includes an Adult Prophy (basic cleaning). If it has been over a year since your last cleaning, possible treatment will include either Periodontal Scaling (deeper) or Root Planning and Scaling (requires anesthetic).
Gingivitis and Periodontitis Diagnosis and Treatment
If caught early, gingivitis can be treated fairly easily and effectively.