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Non-invasive & Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Dr. Temlock routinely incorporates minimally invasive surgical techniques to maximize outcomes to reduce trauma to the surgical site. These methods are utilized to decrease post-operative discomfort by curtailing disturbances to the natural tissues while performing procedures. These techniques minimize incisions and stitches while maximizing patient comfort, healing, and surgical esthetic outcomes.

Implant Dentistry Related Procedures

Dental Implants replace missing or badly broken teeth that can long longer be restored.  Dental implants are essentially metal anchors that substitute for the root(s) of your teeth, and they are secured to your jawbone via a routine procedure with minimal disturbances to most patients.  After proper healing, a new crown is secured to the implant, which often is even more esthetic than the old, real tooth.  Whether you are replacing one tooth or securing an entire denture, dental implants have revolutionized modern dentistry by providing a long-term, cost effective, predictable, and esthetic outcome for missing teeth.  Dr. Temlock places hundreds of dental implants every year, and he is confident that nearly all patients can benefit from dental implants when treatment planned conservatively and correctly.

Periodontal Related Procedures

Periodontal-related diseases are chronic, inflammatory, and destructive responses to normal bacteria present in our mouths. There are several forms and types of periodontal disease (such as gingivitis and periodontitis), but most of these oral diseases are initiated and sustained by bacterial plaque. Although bacterium usually activates the disease process, most periodontal destruction is related to the host response (your body’s reaction to the bacteria) and not necessarily the presence of the bacteria alone. Therefore, most treatments for traditional periodontal diseases are performed to reduce and change bacterial load and composition, repair structures that were affected by the disease process, and alter the local environment to help protect the individual areas from disease reoccurrence. Although oversimplified, this rationale and strategy is used to treat a vast range of both periodontal and dental related problems.