We congratulate you on taking the first step toward better periodontal health. At Professional Periodontics & Implant Services, your smile is our first priority.
What Is A Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. Periodontists are experts in the treatment of all forms of periodontal disease, including gingivitis, periodontitis, and gingival recession.
The American Dental Association recognizes periodontics as one of the nine specialties of dentistry. Periodontists receive extensive training, including three years of additional education beyond dental school.
By choosing a specialist, you will benefit from the latest procedures for treating periodontal disease and placing dental implants tailored to your needs. In addition, Drs. Meraw, Mentzel, and Plonka can perform cosmetic periodontal procedures to help you achieve the smile you desire.
How is our office different?
Drs. Meraw, Mentzel, and Plonka are specialists in periodontics and implantology. Our practice offers the full range of the specialty of periodontics including:
- Periodontal/oral diagnosis, biopsy, & treatment of oral pathology
- Periodontitis (gum disease) treatment & maintenance
- Clinical & cosmetic crown lengthening
- Gingival (gum) grafting
- Bone grafting
- Occlusal and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) therapy
- Orthodontic-related procedures: exposure of unerupted teeth, frenectomy
- Sinus lift/grafting
- Surgical dental implant placement
Our office is committed to excellence in all we do. Our mission is to establish optional periodontal health, aesthetics and function for each individual patient.