Our mission is your smile.
Dr. Cristoforo and his staff work tirelessly to provide you with important periodontal services.
What Is A Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of problems that affect the gums and other supporting tissues of the teeth. If you want to keep your teeth for life — a completely reasonable goal in this day and age — you need to make sure the tissues that surround them are also healthy. Should gum problems arise, you may need periodontal therapy to restore diseased tissues to health.
Oral Cancer Screening
Regular screening for oral cancer is one of the most important services provided to you at the dental office.
Treatment of Periodontal Disease
Treating gum disease starts with the removal of any plaque and hardened deposits (tartar or calculus) on the tooth root surfaces. This may be followed by other non-surgical treatments and/or periodontal surgery to remove diseased tissue and restore your mouth to the best possible health.
A dental implant offers the comfort and security of a permanent replacement that looks and functions just like your natural teeth. They also help preserve the tooth-supporting bone in your jaw, which can deteriorate even after a single tooth is lost. If you are missing one or more teeth, talk with Dr. Cristoforo to see if dental implants are right for you.
Cosmetic Gum Surgery
The gum tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth plays a big role in how appealing your smile will look. Excess gum tissue, gum recession, and an uneven gum line are all problems that can often be successfully treated surgically at Dental Implant Periodontal Specialists.
If gum recession is affecting your health or your appearance, a routine surgical procedure called gum grafting may help. By carefully placing a small amount of new tissue in an area where little or no gum tissue currently exists, Dr. Cristoforo can help cover tooth root surfaces that have become exposed.
We are also specialists in treating excessive gum tissue, something that can give a patient a "gummy" smile.
There are times when it is in your best interest to have a tooth removed. This could be the case for a variety of reasons, including: damage or trauma to the tooth; extensive gum disease; extensive tooth decay; or overcrowding. We are a leading Madison, WI periodontal practice for effortless tooth extractions.
Bone grafting, a minor in-office surgical procedure, is commonly used in dentistry to correct deficiencies in bone quantity and to build support for teeth or dental implants.
For the dentist, Cone Beam CT the ability to visualize intricate structures inside the mouth, such as root canals, nerves and sinuses (air-filled spaces) in the jaw — in three dimensions — without surgery. For the patient, it can reduce the need for invasive procedures, shorten treatment time and offer the chance for a better outcome.
Treatment of Loose Teeth & Bite Problems
Periodontal disease is the most common cause of loose teeth, though placing too much stress on the teeth can aggravate the problem. Whatever the cause, loose teeth require immediate treatment.