What makes Visiting Dr. Miller different?
We specialize in periodontal care which involves all the soft and hard tissues in the mouth. We want to bring your smile to its healthier state. Our office has ample experience in helping patients with deep cleanings, removing diseased teeth, placing dental implants, treating gum recession and many more procedures that enhance your health. With an undergraduate degree in Dental Hygiene from Northwestern University, a Dental Degree from Rutgers University, as well as an additional three years of specialty training in periodontics, Dr. Miller also is Board Certified. This involved a written, oral and practical exam over 6 more years. She is the perfect dental practitioner to entrust your teeth, gums and smile to.
What exactly is a periodontist?
A Periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Periodontal Disease(gum disease) and in the placement of Dental Implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflamation and oral pathology.
As highly trained surgeons, Board Certified periodontists perform many different oral surgeries, including tooth extractions, bone grafting, regenerative procedures, gum grafting and placing dental implants. If your dentist has referred you to Dr. Miller, its because they know she's the best in town and will take good care of you.
Why Would I Need To See a Periodontist
There are a variety of reasons why you may seek out a periodontist on your own or be referred by your regular dentist or hygienist. These include:
- Preventing, diagnosing and treating periodontal disease
- Missing teeth and you would like dental implants
- Bone grafting
- Cosmetic gum procedures to enhance your smile
- Gum Grafting procedures to treat receding gums
- Crown lengthening surgery prior to restorative dental work
- Treatment of the Gummy Smile
- Oral lesions of the mouth
This is a common disease that can lead to bone loss, gum recession and even tooth loss if not properly treated. Some patients despite good oral hygiene develop periodontal disease. These conditions can include family history of periodontal disease, hormonal changes (like puberty, pregnancy and menopause), using tobacco products, taking certain medications, diabetes and immunosuppressive medications.
If you fall into one of those categories your dentist may recommend Dr. Miller for specialized care and management. Advanced treatments may include deep cleanings, minor surgery to remove plaque and calculus, bone regeneration therapy, gum grafting to repair and strengthen your gums that have been damaged.