It is important to see a dentist every six months for the basic care and maintenance of your mouth and teeth. But when regular dental care is inadequate to address the conditions you are experiencing, your general dentist will often refer you to a specialist.

One often overlooked aspect of dentistry is the treatment of the gums and bone tissue which support the teeth. Without proper support, the teeth may degrade, become loose, and eventually fall out entirely. The field of dentistry which addresses this facet of oral care is called periodontics. A periodontist is a dentist—a licensed physician—who has received additional training and certification in the specialty of periodontics.

Periodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognised by the ADA. Periodontists focus their expertise on the treatment of gum disease.

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When the gums become inflamed, it indicates the early stage of periodontal disease, or an infection of the gums and supporting bone. Left untreated, this inflammation can progress into degradation of the gum tissue, pocketing around the teeth, weakness in the bone, and eventually weakening of the bone structure resulting in the loss of teeth.

A certified periodontist has all of the tools and knowledge needed to help overcome the effects of periodontitis. If your gums are showing the signs of periodontitis, or if your regular dentist has recommended that you visit a specialist, Dr. Silberg and our team of qualified professionals will be happy to take care of your dental needs. For quality gum disease treatment in Pittsburgh, look no further than The Silberg Center for Dental Science.

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Gum Disease Treatment

There are a number of different signs that you could be suffering from gum disease, including chronic bad breath, tender gum tissue that looks reddened, gums that bleed easily when you floss or brush, and gums that are swollen, puffy, and soft. If you have also noticed that you have sensitivity along the gumline or your gum tissue appears to be receding, you may have gum disease, and it is imperative that this is treated sooner rather than later. There are a number of different treatments we can provide to assist with this, including:

Osseous Surgery

Also known as pocket reduction surgery, osseous surgery is a treatment that will get rid of the bacteria that lives in the gum pockets in your mouth. During this treatment, we will cut back your gums, getting rid of any bacteria, and repairing the bone that has been damaged.

Scaling Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a two-step procedure. Firstly, the teeth will be scaled, which is a deep clean. Secondly, root planing will begin, which involves the roots of your teeth being smoothed out so that it helps your gums to reattach to your teeth.

Pinhole Surgical Technique

The pinhole surgical technique is a minimally invasive treatment that involves the creation of a pinhole within the receding gum tissue. A device is then placed into the hole. This will stretch and peel the gum into a more suitable and healthier position.

LANAP

Standing for laser-assisted new attachment procedure, LANAP is a surgical treatment. It works by regenerating the gums, rather than resection. A laser is used that can treat gum disease by targeting the source of inflammation.

Ongoing Periodontal Therapy

Ongoing periodontal therapy will be required for a lot of patients to make sure they do not keep suffering the effects of this disease. We will put together the perfect treatment plan for you.

Tissue Regeneration

This procedure will regenerate lost bone and gum tissue. A lot of techniques use membranes or barriers, which are inserted over the bone defects.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are ideal for those suffering from tooth loss, helping you to restore your smile in a natural and beautiful manner. With the correct maintenance and care, dental implants can last as long as natural teeth do.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are ideal for patients who are frustrated with their current traditional dentures or have missing teeth. Implants are embedded into the jaw, with natural-looking dentures then fixed onto the implant, ensuring they remain secure and stable.

All-on-4 Dental Implants

We offer All-on-4 dental implants, which have become highly popular in recent years. This treatment replaces a whole arch or both arches of failing or missing teeth. A fixed bridge will be attached to the dental implants, and this all takes place in one day.

Teeth In A Day

As the name indicates, you can have teeth in just one day with this treatment. With traditional implants, it can take between four and six weeks for the dentures to be attached to the implant. However, you do not need to wait with our Teeth In A Day option.

Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants differ from traditional implants because the size of the anchor is smaller. This means that these implants can fit into smaller spaces and less bone.

Bone Grafting

If bone has been lost around the teeth, a bone graft can help to grow this bone. This can be a necessity if you want to have dental implants but you have a lot of bone loss.

Sinus Lift

A sinus lift is a surgical treatment that will boost the amount of bone in the upper jaw bone. Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced periodontists to determine whether or not this is the right procedure for you.

Lapip Peri-Implantitis Treatment

This procedure involves using a laser to vaporize bacteria that is deep within the pocket around your dental implant as well as removing tissue that has been infected. At the same time, healthy tissue will be left undisturbed.

Cosmetic Procedures

We are also delighted to offer a number of different cosmetic procedures, which are designed to improve the appearance of your smile and give you your confidence back.

Gum Grafts

If you suffer from gum recession, a gum graft could be just the treatment you need, helping you to build your gum tissue back up.

Gum Depigmentation

Also known as gum bleaching, this is a treatment that will vaporize and remove the gum tissue’s thin top layer, getting rid of the cells that create melanin.

Crown Lengthening

A lot of the time, teeth are the right length, however, there is too much gum tissue covering them. To make your smile more natural, our teeth lengthening procedure is ideal.

Ridge Augmentation

This is a common dental treatment that tends to be carried out once a tooth has been extracted, as it will help to ensure the natural contour of the jaw and gums that could have been lost because of the extraction are restored.

Ridge Preservation

Ridge preservation involves using membranes and/or grafts to lower the loss of the alveolar ridge. For more information, please do not hesitate to give us a call!

Impacted Teeth

An impacted tooth is a tooth that has been blocked from breaking through the gum as it should. Impacted teeth cause no obvious systems. However, they may start to break through and cause issues, which is when dental treatment is needed.

Frenectomy/Fiberotomy

Frenectomy is a procedure that involves removing a web of skin that is pulling on your gum line, typically contributing to gum recession. Fiberotomy is a treatment whereby fibers around the tooth are released to help stabilize it.

Sedation Dentistry

To ensure that you do not feel uncomfortable while having dental treatment, we offer a number of different types of sedation. From general anesthesia to analgesics, we will ensure the right sedation is provided for your personal needs and comfort.

MEET PITTSBURGH PERIODONTIST

DR. MARK SILBERG

With nearly four decades of experience in the dental field, Dr. Silberg stands as a beacon of competence and expertise. As a premier Pittsburgh periodontist, he has gained the trust of hundreds of happy patients who can attest to his professional and capable manner. Known especially for his bold and revolutionary stance on dental implants when they were first presented, some would say that Dr. Silberg has a special intuition that pairs nicely with his academic understanding. The respect even his peers and colleagues have toward him is evident in the bestowal of the TopDentist Inc award from 2007-2014.

We offer a wide array of treatment options for the correction of the effects of periodontitis. Some of these include dental implants, laser gum treatment, cosmetic correction, the Pinhole Surgical Technique, and the treatment of recurring episodes of gum disease. Using only the most advanced tools and procedures, we offer state-of-the-art care for our valued patients. From minor gum line correction to full arch dental implants, we are confident that you will find exactly what you need in our office. View a list of our services.

We understand that many of our patients can sometimes feel nervous or distressed in dental settings, and that is why we offer local and general anesthetic options to meet your needs. We want you to be able to feel relaxed and at ease while in our office. Whatever your preferences, communication is one of our most important objectives. We want to hear from you and understand your concerns and desires so that we can ensure you receive the customized care you deserve. We know that every patient and case is different, and we will work with you as partners in your dental care to enable your teeth and mouth to be as healthy and beautiful as they can be. Contact us to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to meeting you and providing the quality care you need and deserve.

 

MEET PITTSBURGH PERIODONTIST

DR. Katherine Roll

Dr. Katherine L. Roll is an award-winning periodontist and dental implant surgeon. Studying at the University of Washington, she focused primarily on full-mouth restorative care and interdisciplinary treatments, making her an invaluable addition to the team.

Dr. Roll received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Cornell University. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Rutgers University before finally moving to Seattle where she completed her periodontics residency training at the University of Washington.

During her extensive education, Dr. Roll built up an impressive professional repertoire of advanced techniques to help her patients. She is certified in IV sedation – great for patients wanting extractions or root canals. And her experience in comprehensive care allows her to provide “teeth-in-a-day” treatment. In addition, she also specializes in bone and sinus reconstruction and periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics (PAOO).

Over the years, Dr. Roll has made her presence felt in the wider dental profession, with both national and international recognition. Her lecture circuit includes both domestic and overseas engagements, including the 2018 American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting, and the 2019 Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting.

Dr. Roll is also the recipient of numerous awards. In 2018, the American Academy of Periodontology gave her the Balint Orban Memorial, owing to her impressive research on implants for diabetes patients. Later, in 2019, the Academy of Osseointegration gave her an award for the best presentation. She is also a nominee for Top Periodontist in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Roll is ready to listen to your dental needs, whatever they may be, and offer her expertise and assistance.

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