The gingival sulcus is snuggly fit around the tooth but in the presence of gingival diseases the periodontal sulcus depends and gets unattached from the tooth surface, leading to the formation of periodontal pockets. Pocket formation is one of the earliest indications of periodontal disease. As it deepens, it gives the perfect breeding environment for … Continue reading
Welcome to Wilmington Periodontics and Implants, your Delaware periodontist for all your advanced periodontal needs. Dr. Javier Sanz is a board-certified and highly skilled periodontist who specialises in providing you with the best in class periodontal care. His expertise in gum diseases and dental implant placement enables him to provide you with exceptional care and services that will help you towards impeccable oral health and enhance your overall well-being.
What is Periodontics?
Periodontics is a dental speciality that focuses on the health of the gums and surrounding tissue. A periodontist is a dental specialist who first graduates from dental school to become a dentist and then does a three-year residency to specialise in the field of periodontics. This offers a periodontist the experience as well as the knowledge to treat all sorts of gum ailments, carry out periodontal surgical procedures and place dental implants efficiently.
The principal causative agent for gum diseases is bacteria-laden plaque. Dental plaque accumulates on the surface of your teeth and gums and metabolise sugars to release toxic by-products, which causes gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. Swollen, painful and bleeding gums can be an indication of gum diseases. These gum diseases can lead to teeth loss, which compromises oral as well as overall health. At Wilmington Periodontics and Implants, our services and treatment help you fight against gum diseases and improve your oral health.
Are you tired of living with missing teeth and seek a permanent teeth replacement solution? At Wilmington Periodontics and Implants, we offer you the best solution for teeth replacement – Dental Implants. Dental implants placed by our Delaware periodontist are medical-grade titanium pieces that are placed inside your jawbone with the help of a small incision in your gums. Once the dental implants heal, they are used as a foundation to place dental prosthesis. Dental Implants in Wilmington provide you with a permanent and fixed solution to replace lost teeth.
Treatment for Gummy Smile
A gummy smile is a condition where your gums are excessively visible when you smile. This can happen due to various reasons, which may include having short or smaller teeth. A gummy smile can also be caused due to shorter or underdeveloped upper lips and excessive vertical growth of the upper jaw. Other than this, various medications and medical conditions that lead to gum enlargement can also cause your gummy smile. We at Wilmington Periodontics and Implants provide you with a solution to treat your gummy smile.
Periodontal Surgery and Bone Grafts
Dr. Javier Sanz, Delaware periodontist at Wilmington Periodontics and Implants, routinely performs various periodontal surgeries like gingivectomy, gingival reshaping, sinus lift, bone grafting etc., to treat multiple periodontal diseases and conditions and bring you one step closer to a better oral health.
Our PeriodontistDr Javier Sanz
Dr Javier Sanz, Our Board Certified Periodontist in Wilmington.
I enjoy periodontics since there are few fields that combines both science and art. It brings me such joy to create perfect smiles that people can enjoy for a lifetime.
Dr. Sanz is an active member of the following organizations:
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Board of Periodontology
- American Dental Association
- Delaware Dental Society
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Periodontal disease and diabetes have a two-way relationship. Studies show the two to be closed linked as the risk of periodontitis aggravated the effects of diabetes in patients with poor glycemic control and diabetes is also a significant risk factor for periodontal disease. Diabetes and chronic gum disease are both largely prevalent in the population … Continue reading
Aetiology Gum disease develops in the absence of good oral hygiene. A thin biofilm of plaque develops around the tooth and gingival margin, which may accumulate over time if not removed through manual cleaning with a toothbrush. There is a direct correlation between plaque biofilm and the severity of gingivitis. This accumulated plaque eventually mineralises, … Continue reading