What is a Periodontist?

Periodontists are specialists who are uniquely trained in providing the proper foundation for your smile, whether it involves saving natural teeth and replacing missing teeth. Their scope of expertise includes:

  • Treatment of gum disease (gingivitis, moderate or advanced)
  • Correction of recession (long tooth syndrome)
  • Placement of dental implants
  • Reconstruction of lost bone around natural teeth or areas for future implant placement
  • Smile makeovers: gummy smile, botox, lip repositioning, esthetic crown lengthening
  • Treatment of Peri-implantitis to protect your current implants

In addition to the four years of dental school, we spend an additional three years in an intensive residency program involving sedation training with anesthesiologists, development of a high degree of surgical skill, as well as working interactively with general dentists and other specialists and medical professionals. In essence, periodontists spend a minimum of 11 years in training!

Why Choose a Periodontist?

The additional training beyond dental school involves treating many patients with the "best of the best" as teachers and professors. By working with a periodontist, you are ensured the most effective treatment for your condition, as we spend an extensive amount of time practicing "evidence-based" treatment for our patients. There are certainly a number of treatment modalities available, from deep cleanings, surgery, laser therapy, etc. You should rely on the experience of somebody that has all tools available to them and can make the best solution to fit you - not a one-size-fits-all approach. You are unique and an individual - your treatment should be individual, as well.

Why Choose Us?

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At Implant & Periodontal Therapy, we have over 35 years of experience creating beautiful smiles that are healthy and stable for our patients. We are leaders in the dental community, and have all the latest treatments and technology to make the patient experience as easy as possible. We take the time to go through all the options for treatment, and help our patients choose the one that is right for them. 

Although general dentists often treat the more mild forms of periodontal disease (commonly known as gingivitis) we specialize in the treatment of all forms of periodontal disease, which includes the more advanced forms of the disease. Unfortunately, many patients don't realize they even have periodontal disease unless they are told by another dental professional, as many patients do not feel any symptoms at all.

We specialize in all periodontal conditions, which includes treatment of both gum recession and smile makeovers. We will analyze the entire smile and overall condition of the gum tissue, and discuss all options with you. If there is an issue around your natural teeth, we have the experience and treatment options available to help. 

In addition to treatment of natural teeth, we are specialists in dental implants as well. In fact, Dr. Rasmussen authored a textbook on dental implants, and has placed over 15,000 of them. He is one of the most experienced clinicians in the world in the realm of dental implants, and as such he has lectured both nationally as well as internationally on the topic.