Bennett Family Dentistry
Michael Bennett, DDS
Ashley Blattner, DDS
Ross Bennett, DDS
Blake Essner, DDS
Cape Girardeau Family Dentist Dr. Bennett
Our Family Caring For Your Family
(573) 334-8013
1200 N. Cape Rock Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
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periodontics

If a patient has an excess amount of tissue that connects the lower and upper lips to the jaw and gum line, a frenectomy procedure is performed to remove the excess tissue.

A gum lift may be performed to create a more even gum line. Patients with a gummy smile can quickly and safely have unwanted tissue removed, thus exposing more tooth to shape a more attractive smile.

The best material for a bone graft is your own bone, which most likely will come from your chin, the back part of your lower jaw or your hip bone. The hip is considered to be a better source because the hip bone has a lot of marrow, which contains bone-forming cells. There are also synthetic materials that can be used for bone grafting. To place the removed bone in the recipient site, little holes are drilled in the existing bone to cause bleeding. This is done because blood provides cells that help the bone heal. The block of bone that was removed will be anchored in place with titanium screws. A mixture of the patient's bone marrow and some other bone-graft material will then be placed around the edges of the bone block. Finally, a membrane is placed over the area and the incision closed. The bone graft will take about 6 to 12 months to heal before dental implants can be placed. At that time, the titanium screws used to anchor the bone block in place will be removed before the implant is placed.

In order to remove plaque, tartar and calculus deposits from your teeth, a tooth scaling must occur. In some cases plaque and tartar are present below the gum line and a sub-gingival tooth scaling must occur.

Sometimes after a tooth scaling, the roots of a tooth must be planed in order to create a smooth surface for the gum tissue to re-attach to. In addition to the planing, your dentist may also prescribe medication in order to control infection and pain.

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Cape Girardeau Family Dentist

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  • 7:30am - 5:00pm
  • 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • 7:00am - 4:00pm

Contact Info
Phone | (573) 334-8013
Fax | (573) 334-4101
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