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North Raleigh Dental Implant Testimonial

  Dental Implants from North Raleigh Periodontics are made to stand the test of time. Dr. Singletary gave Ingrid dental implants in North Raleigh in 1986 and she came back to tell him they are as good today as they were the first day he put them in. More than thirty years after receiving her implants, Ingrid says, “They are the best thing anybody can do” and that she would do them all over again with no hesitation. Please watch her video testimonial to hear more from Ingrid about how North Raleigh dental implants can help you.

Immediate Dental Implant Restorations Versus Delayed Restorations

As a periodontist here in Raleigh, I have had the opportunity to perform implants for the past 31 years. Dental implants are often considered a viable option by patients with missing teeth due to injury, decay, periodontal issues, or congenital deficiencies. In placing implants, I have seen both immediate and delayed dental implant options provide aesthetic and practical solutions to patients.
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There are pros and cons to both implant types including aesthetic and overall health considerations. The success rate appears to be slightly higher with delayed implant treatment according to my experience and the European Journal of Oral Implantology. For more information on implant treatment and success rates, see “The Timing of Implant Placement After Tooth Extraction.” To determine which option best fits your individual needs, contact our office for a consultation.

Inflammatory Gum Disease Treatment

It has been a busy beginning of 2017. We started off with the North Carolina Society of Periodontists meeting in Raleigh with Dr. Greggory Kinzer from Seattle Washington lecturing on an Interdisciplinary Approach to Managing Esthetic Dilemmas. His philosophy was delayed treatment when possible if certain paradigms were satisfied.

Let’s talk about inflammatory gum disease treatment. It really is quite simple: remove the bacteria. There are two types of bacteria that contribute to inflammatory gum disease: plaque (the live bacteria) and calculus (the dead bacteria).

The physical removal of the live bacteria is done initially by scaling and root planing.  Some operators use local antibiotic therapy as a treatment addition. The additional treatment adds costs and, according to an article in the October 2016 issue of The Journal of Periodontology, has no additional benefit.

The calculus, otherwise known as tarter, needs to be physically removed. If pockets are greater than 5mm, we cannot remove it effectively with root planing . It will need to be visualized by a flap procedure to see it. Unfortunately, you can not laser calculus off the teeth and antibiotic treatment does nothing for dead bacteria. In some cases, a visually minimally invasive periodontal surgery is necessary to remove the rest of the etiology of gum disease.

Keeping periodontal therapy simple is our goal. Your periodontal health is important to us. If you have any questions please call at 919-518-8222, fill out our contact form, or email us at drgums@nc.rr.com

Welcome to our New Site!

North Raleigh Periodontics would like to welcome you to our new site. Dr. Macon M. Singletary D.D.S. began his Raleigh practice in 1980, and he has been serving the Raleigh area with quality periodontics and dentistry care ever since. Please contact us with any questions or requests for service; we look forward to serving or continuing to serve your periodontal and dentistry needs.