dental services  Lexington, KY
You and your family can take advantage of a full range of dental services here at Bluegrass Periodontics. During each visit, you will be treated by trained professionals who will provide top quality care to prevent dental problems and treat current conditions.

Gum Grafting  Lexington, KY

Gum Grafting

Gum grafting treatment for receding gums works best for patients who are suffering from more extensive gum loss where gum disease cannot be resolved by a professional cleaning alone. This procedure can help repair the damaged area of the gums and work to prevent further gum tissue loss. In addition to stopping recession, gum graft treatment will better protect the roots of the teeth from decay by giving the patient more gum line, and reduce tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods.

There are three types of gum grafts: connective-tissue grafts, free gingival grafts, and pedicle grafts. Connective-tissue grafts are most commonly used because the procedure involves taking a flap of healthy tissue from the roof of your mouth then stitching it over the precise area suffering from an exposed root and gum recession. Free gingival grafts involve the same process as connective-tissue grafts except that the tissue is specifically taken from the palate of the mouth. Lastly, pedicle grafts use the tissue next to the affected tooth in need of repair.

During a gum graft procedure, the patient doesn’t feel a thing as we use a local anesthetic to keep them pain-free. After the operation, the patient may experience some soreness and slight discomfort, which can be effectively treated with a combination of rest, cold compresses, and, if needed, prescription medication. With proper care, the gum graft will protect the previously exposed root and serve as a healthier gum line, restoring your smile and confidence.

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Crown Lengthening  Lexington, KY

Crown Lengthening

For patients who believe that their smile is too “gummy” or that their teeth are too short, we are proud to offer crown lengthening services to fix those concerns. Crown lengthening procedures are done to expose more of the tooth and remove extra gum tissue. By doing this, we can reshape your gums and help give your teeth the look and shape you desire. In addition to the life-changing results, crown lengthening is a minimally-invasive procedure that will allow for a more balanced, even smile.

Before we begin treatment, we will first meet to learn more about your desired results as well as determine if crown lengthening is the best procedure for you. Factors such as oral hygiene and gum health will determine the best course of action and treatment plan. During the dental crown lengthening procedure, our team will remove excess gum and bone tissue to reshape the tooth to expose a more natural tooth. This procedure can be done to just one single tooth or several, or even to your entire gum line. These changes can be done for restorative or cosmetic purposes depending on your needs.

The recovery time for the crown lengthening procedure is approximately three months. As your gums heal, you’ll be able to resume normal habits and functions. In recovery, you will be asked to avoid demanding activities during the first two to three days after your operation. Some patients report mild discomfort during the procedure and increased sensitivity after the treatment is complete, but with a personalized treatment plan we can help manage any discomfort and pain. Moving forward, practicing good oral hygiene is paramount.

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Dental Implants  Lexington, KY

Dental Implants

When you have missing teeth, an alternative solution to dentures is dental implants. While dentures are removable, dental implants provide permanent new teeth to restore your mouth’s function and appearance. Dental implants tend to offer a successful and lasting solution to the loss of some or all of your teeth.

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Teeth In A Day  Lexington, KY

Teeth In A Day

CEREC is wonderful because in only one visit you can get a smile you will be proud of! The process uses the latest technologies, allowing us to make artificial teeth right in our office.

After a thorough examination with x-rays, we can determine if the procedure will work for you. We will go through all of your options with you so that you can be sure you’re choosing the one that will work best for you.

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Cone Beam 3D Imaging  Lexington, KY

Cone Beam 3D Imaging

Our Cone Beam 3D Imaging machine offers our patients images quickly. Our dentists are able to diagnose our patients better, catching problems sooner than they would be able to with only traditional imaging. It allows us to view your teeth, roots, airways, and even sinuses in less than ten seconds. We are also able to monitor TMD.

By using Cone Beam 3D imaging, we are able to diagnose and treat our patients quicker so that they don’t have to spend as much time in our office. We can view the images in just a few seconds instead of minutes, so we can start treatment right away!

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Intraoral Camera  Lexington, KY

Intraoral Camera

We are dedicated to giving our patients the high quality care they deserve. We are proud to offer the latest technologies and equipment to keep their mouths healthy. One way we do this is by offering our patients the intraoral camera. They always say that a picture is worth a thousand words. We use our camera for just that reason.

We can take a picture and show you what is going on with your mouth. You may not believe you have dental disease until you see the pictures. Our camera is also very helpful when we are tracking the disease’s progress. We can take before and after pictures to determine if the treatment is working. We can see how far your mouth has come and determine if more treatment or a whole different type of treatment is needed.

If you decide to get a complicated procedure, a picture may help you see what you really can’t see otherwise.

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Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a very common dental problem. Like most dental problems, it is best if gum disease is treated as early as possible as the condition will only worsen as it progresses.

Most signs and symptoms of gum disease are noticeable even before a trip to the dentist. Patients will note redness and swelling of the gums, gum recession, or soreness/bleeding while brushing and flossing teeth.

Even if you notice these signs yourself, please contact our office right away so that we can conduct a thorough dental examination to determine how far the disease has progressed. Up to a certain point gum disease is treatable and can be eliminated.

The earlier we treat gum disease the better, which is why it is important to have regular checkups and dental cleanings. Regardless of how the disease has progressed before you reach our office, we can still improve your oral health. Our services help to prevent and reverse early gum disease, stop it from worsening, and provide you with expert treatment and care for more advanced cases.

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For more information on gum disease or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at (859) 252-7726.

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Frenectomy

Here at Bluegrass Periodontics, we are proud to offer the procedure known as a frenectomy.

It is always our goal to give you a smile you can be proud of. However, many people have a frenum, which is extra gum and tissue between the upper front teeth. Because of this, their front teeth have a gap between them, and sometimes it’s a very noticeable one.

When you have a frenum, we perform a frenectomy to remove the excess tissue between your teeth. However, unless we remove the extra tissue before the permanent teeth come in, you will still have a gap between your teeth.

After a thorough examination, we will discuss the best time to perform the procedure. We may have to put braces on to pull your teeth together before the frenectomy. We may also talk about using a retainer to help hold your teeth together after we perform the procedure.

It is our goal to give you a smile you can be proud of, and we are dedicated to ensuring that happens. We will work with you to close the gap between your teeth, whether we perform a frenectomy alone or with other procedures to give you the smile you deserve.

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If you have any questions about frenectomies or would like to discuss the gap between your teeth, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (859) 252-7726.

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