Gum Disease Treatment
Our doctors have extensive advanced training in diagnosing and treating all stages of gum disease.
Knowledgeable, State-of-the-Art Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
At River Valley Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we have been leading providers of dental implants and periodontics since 1974. As periodontal specialists, each of our doctors has advanced training and experience in gum disease treatment and prevention, repairing gum recession and placing dental implants. We use techniques that are minimally invasive and promote fast healing.
A Team of Dedicated Specialists
Our doctors are leaders in their field and focus on the health and function of your mouth, as well as its aesthetics. As skilled periodontists—specialists in treating gum disease and placing dental implants—Drs. Foisie, Cantner, Oks and Miller are dedicated to providing effective and efficient periodontal care, implant dentistry and more.
Minimally Invasive Dental Implants
The standard of care for replacing missing or damaged teeth is dental implants. We use high-tech diagnostics to precisely plan your implant treatment so we can place implants quickly and with no or minimal incisions.
With over 50 years of combined experience in placing implants, we know how to make your implant treatment fast and comfortable. Our doctors guide the entire process, including partnering with excellent restorative dentists who will create the high-quality crowns, bridges or dentures that attach to the implants.
No Referral Is Needed to Visit Our Office
Patients choose to come to us for our advanced knowledge, training and experience in our area of focus, as well as for the peace of mind it gives them. They come to us directly for their gum and dental implant needs or are referred to us by their general dentist. We can help patients with moderate to severe gum disease, as well as provide cosmetic gum treatment. We also handle all manner of implant procedures, from replacing one tooth to a full mouth of teeth.
As periodontists, we have the ability to diagnose periodontal disease properly, and we have the equipment and technology to deal with any stage or severity of the disease as well. In our practice, we have everything we need to treat our patients in the most expeditious and least invasive ways possible.
The LANAP® Protocol and Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique
Patients suffering from periodontal disease or gum recession used to require invasive surgeries to combat these conditions. Today, we offer innovative procedures like the LANAP laser protocol for gum disease and the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique for gum recession. These procedures are performed without scalpels and sutures, and they significantly limit the cases in which invasive treatments are necessary.
Learn more about the LANAP Protocol
Change Your Smile With Expert Cosmetic Gum Treatment
Our doctors are skilled at fixing overgrown or uneven gum tissue. If there is too much gum showing when you smile, giving you a “gummy smile,” our doctors will gently resculpt your gumline to expose more of your beautiful teeth. Your teeth and gumline will be properly proportioned, and your gums will no longer overshadow your teeth when you smile. The doctors can also recontour an uneven gumline to its proper size and shape, making your smile symmetrical and aesthetic.
If your gums have receded, we can graft gum tissue over your exposed tooth roots and restore your natural gumline. This not only enhances your smile, it protects your roots from decay and preserves the stability and health of your teeth.
Your Comfort Is a Priority
Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and relaxed so you can get the dental treatments you need. Our doctors and staff are known for their friendly, considerate and caring chairside manner, and our patients describe them as cheerful, courteous and top-notch. To help you completely relax and feel at ease, we also provide a variety of comfort amenities and sedation options.
Real Patient Stories
“Dr. Miller is the best at what he does. He’s personable
and has a wonderful chairside manner. He made the
process painless and relaxing!”
Extraction & Cosmetic Gum Treatment
“The procedure was easy and quick with results that were
more than I expected to get back.”
“I can smile again, and I can chomp into a hamburger
or a piece of cake. I just attended my 60th high school
reunion, and I was eager to smile for photos and reveal
my beautiful, functional teeth.”