Periodontists specialize in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of gum disease, and we have one of the best, Dr. Michael Palys. Most people have some form of periodontal disease but don’t even know it, since it is painless in the early stages. If undetected or left untreated, gum disease destroys the support for the teeth in the jawbone, and eventually causes the teeth to become loose or painful. Gum disease can also cause bad breath and change the appearance of your smile. Early diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease is crucial.
Dr. Palys performs all types of periodontal treatments including but not limited to periodontal disease therapy, soft tissue grafts, crown lengthening procedures, frenectomies, bone or ridge augmentations and implants. At your initial evaluation he will discuss all your options, and together you will determine the correct treatment plan for you.
Dental implants are increasing in popularity for the replacement of missing teeth. Implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth, allowing you to regain the ability to eat virtually anything.At Dental Associates of Walpole, both our periodontist and oral surgeons place implants for our patients.
All our specialists work closely with your dentist to create a comprehensive treatment plan for you. The link between overall health and oral health is very strong, a healthy you means a healthy mouth.