There is an old dental joke that goes, “Well doc, how are my teeth?” The doctor replies, “Your teeth are fine, but your gums have got to go.” Healthy gums are the foundation of a healthy mouth, and a healthy mouth means a healthy body. Gum disease is a serious health condition that not only leads to tooth loss, but it has been linked to other serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. If you think you may have gum disease, it is vital to your overall health to seek periodontal treatment immediately.
We are the oldest periodontal office in the area and as your periodontist in Old Saybrook, CT, we provide a wide range of periodontal services, including:
Removes or reshapes excess gum tissue to reduce pocket depths around your teeth where bacteria hide.
Helps your body regenerate lost bone to save your teeth!
Enables us to transplant soft tissue to build up areas of low tissue volume.
Surgical procedure that allows us to access the roots of your teeth and underlying bone for bacteria removal when other periodontal treatment has not improved your condition.
Restores the natural contours of your gums and bone, and preserves the integrity of an extraction site to receive tooth replacement in the future.
A deep cleaning periodontal treatment that removes plaque and tartar from your entire tooth, including the roots. Smoothing of your roots with special tools encourages reattachment of healthy gum tissue.
Method of enabling tooth replacement in the upper back regions of the mouth. When an upper molar or premolar is lost, the sinus can expand to fill up the empty space. To prepare the site for a dental implant, an augmentation of the sinus cavity or lift is required to either add bone to the sinus floor or move the sinus and add bone to the underlying area.
Our team of experienced doctors share a passion for helping our patients achieve optimal oral health. If you are searching for a periodontist in Old Saybrook, CT and would like to learn more about your options for periodontal treatment, call River Valley Periodontics & Implant Dentistry today to schedule your visit.
Dear Dr. Matt,Thank you for taking such good care of me. You and your entire staff have been a pleasure. Happy spring. Sincerely,"— Susan T.
Dear Dr. Foisie and delightful ladies, Thank you for the care and kindness that you and your staff directed to me. Oh yes, I am a little nervous, but after my first visit I know I’m in good hands. Blessings,— C.M.
Dear Dr. Foisie, I appreciate your time and caring during my recent dental appointment. Sincerely,— Carol M.
Dear Dr. Cantner –This is a belated thank you for providing such excellent service to my Dad. You took a bad situation and turned it around, which we are extremely grateful for. In addition to your own expertise you gave the added benefit of Dr. R. The way you to coordinated your efforts to get my father’s dental health corrected was especially appreciated. Thank you very much for your skill and compassion.— – JF