Serving Patients in Rochester NY For 25+ years
Periodontists, Roxanne Lowenguth, DDS, MS and James J. Infantino, DDS specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease and related oral health conditions. Our practice takes a personalized approach with each patient to ensure their treatments meet their specific oral health needs. To develop your individual treatment plan, we will carefully examine your mouth and teeth, consult with you and your referring dentist, and then make an informed recommendation for the best dental services for your individual needs. We will spend time with you to review your options and help you select the plan that most fits your needs and budget.
Committed to Helping Save & Maintain Your Natural Teeth
We strive to help you save your natural teeth. We believe that maintaining your teeth is the best possible goal our patients should have. With proper care and education, periodontal treatment is extremely successful in saving teeth. Our team makes it simple and predictable. While implants are good solutions when teeth can’t be saved, they are not substitutions for your own teeth.
Patient Safety and Relaxation
To ensure you receive safe, comfortable, and professional care, we follow full surgical sterile protocols for all procedures.
Immaculate surgical suites utilizing similar hospital surgical protocols for patient management.
State-of-the-art sterilization utilizing multiple procedures for instrument cleansing and disinfection. Please feel free to ask to view our sterilization area.
All materials used at Roc Perio are FDA-approved and sourced from high-quality vendors with stringent safety records. We put your safety first and foremost.
We are committed to your relaxation and comfort in the office. We offer various sedation medications and options are available to relax you and alleviate anxiety.
Our doctors remain on site and work out of one location. We do not employ “traveling surgeons” that may be available only on certain days and work out of multiple general dental offices. We feel that continuity of care is paramount to long-term success.
Your surgeon is the one who performs the procedure and follows your post-operative healing progress for seamless, personalized care from beginning to end.
Our practice provides pre- and post-procedure relaxation utilizing aromatherapy, massage and natural products. Our dental chairs offer massage settings, warm blankets are available for your comfort, and you will be relaxed with various option using essential oils that can be applied topically and using diffusers. Following a procedure you receive a warm towel massage, ice pack and multiple home care products. We desire to provide a natural and holistic experience for your health and wellness.
Our Periodontal Procedures include:
Gum Recession Treatments
We offer minimally invasive treatments for gum recession. A variety of factors can cause gum recession. This includes gum disease, poor dental hygiene, hormonal changes, genetics, bite misalignment and more. Common symptoms include tooth root exposure, gum pain, and sensitive teeth, as well as changes in tooth appearance.
Available treatments include gum grafting, tunnel technique, and the Pinhole® Surgical Technique. To learn more about gum recession and available treatments, please visit http://www.gumrecessionrochesterny.com/ today!
If your teeth appear too short and you have a “gummy” smile, crown lengthening can help to create a different appearance of the teeth and smile by changing the shape, thickness and contour of the gum tissue. Think about your teeth as a beautiful painting and the gums are the frame that enhances the artwork.
Crown lengthening is also used to make cosmetic and restorative procedures possible — if a tooth has broken at the gum line, we can correct the levels to make more of the tooth accessible for your dentist to do a crown or restoration. Successful restorations need to be placed on enough of the tooth so that they are retentive. When too little of the tooth is present, patients will experience that their crown keeps falling off. If this occurs, then you are likely in need of a crown lengthening procedure.
Additionally, we use new techniques to alter lip movement and enhance smile design.
Healthy bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth, much like a turtleneck sweater.
Periodontal or gum disease destroys this supporting tissue and bone, which forms pockets or spaces around the teeth.
Over time pockets deepen, allowing the plaque or bacteria to grow, destroying bone support and causing shrinkage of gum tissue or recession. This process ultimately causes tooth loss.
Treatment of the pockets removes bacteria by cleaning under the gum tissue using minimally invasive techniques. New techniques that we use include lasers, antibiotics and biologics to stimulate tissue growth.
Even implants can develop periodontal disease. This means that the gums around implants can become infected and lose bone. Sometimes, if not monitored properly, the disease can result in the loss of the implant and subsequently the crown, bridge, or denture. This is costly and devastating to the patient. Most of these problems can be avoided with proper diagnosis and planning by a certified surgeon or periodontist that will work closely with your restorative team. Implants need to be not only planned and executed properly but cared for on a regular basis. As Periodontists we place an important emphasis on implant maintenance. We recommend that you are seen on a regular basis for cleaning using proper implant instruments and monitoring. Prevention and early intervention is the best way to maintain your implants and restoration for a lifetime.
However, if you do develop problems around your implants, we are the periodontal office that can help you. Our periodontal team is properly educated in techniques to treat gum problems around implants and restore the area back to health. Periodontists are trained to recognize and treat gum disease whether around natural teeth or implants. Protect your investment and let us help you maintain good periodontal health.
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To request more information about our periodontal services or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today at 585-756-5566. Our team is proud to serve patients from across the Greater Rochester area. We look forward to helping you improve your health.