Periodontal Surgery in Santa Fe, NM
Sometimes gum surgery becomes necessary or the only option for treating various types of periodontal disease. Surgical procedures performed by Dr. Rusanowski include:
Most dentists do not perform the actual implant portion of dental implants; they only provide the implant restorations. They typically send patients to Dr. Rusanowski for computer imaging to precisely place each titanium implant into the jawbone. The implant acts like a “root” or anchor for the new tooth.
When you lose a tooth or teeth, the supporting bone structure gradually diminishes. The bone appears to have shallow craters due to moderate or advanced bone loss. Dr. Rusanowski reshapes the bone around the tooth to eliminate the craters, which makes it harder for bacteria to collect.
We use synthetic bone or even donated bone tissue to replace the bone you have lost because of periodontal disease. The bone graft creates a platform for new bone to grow and stabilize your teeth and your bite.
We can reinforce thin gums or restore places where your gums have receded. We can graft soft tissue from the roof of your mouth, then stitch the gum graft in place to provide added tissue thickness where it’s needed.
This is a specific method of changing the bone structure to accelerate orthodontic treatment. This procedure makes it possible to move teeth approximately four times faster than conventional orthodontics. Dr. Rusanowski can reduce treatment time for most orthodontic patients down to 5 to 8 months. This unique method combines proven periodontal and orthodontic techniques and is also called accelerated osteogenic orthodontics.
Whether it’s removing wisdom teeth or other teeth that have been damaged beyond repair, Dr. Rusanowski has the special training and expertise to ensure a smoother, more comfortable tooth extraction.
Learn more about surgical periodontology. Call Kenneth Rusanowski DDS at 505.988.2611, or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form. Our surgical treatment patients come to us from Española, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Los Alamos and neighboring communities in Santa Fe County, Taos County and Los Alamos County, NM plus Las Vegas, NM.