Dr. Tony Dacy
Dr. David Deas
Diplomates of the American Academy of Periodontology
Practice limited to Periodontics, Dental Implants, Microsurgery and Oral Medicine
We offer our patients dental services related to the
periodontium (those areas around the teeth). These include, but
are not limited to
Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAPTM),
oral medicine. We work closely with
your referring dentist/physician to provide comprehensive dental care.
We accept most dental insurances and have financing options for our
In addition to our dental services, we also promise patient respect, personal honesty, professional excellence and punctuality. Below you will find the majority of the services we offer.
We offer a wide range of dental implant services, ranging from single tooth replacements to full mouth replacements. Dental implants provide replacements which look, chew and function like natural teeth. However, they do not decay and do not have nerves to cause pain like natural teeth. Implant fixtures are made of titanium, which is non-toxic and biocompatible. Implant therapy is usually a collaboration between the periodontist and your general/restorative dentist. See our links section for more information.
In addition to replacing missing teeth, implants are routinely used in orthodontics (straightening teeth). By placing them in desired locations, orthodontists can use them to aid in their tooth movements. Patients can often complete their orthodontic therapy faster with these implants and often times avoid unsightly extraoral appliances (head gears). The orthodontic implants are routinely removed after orthodontic therapy is completed and this is normally a quick and painless process.
Laser-assisted new attachment procedure is a patented therapy protocol to treat periodontal disease using a PerioLase laser. In most cases LANAP eliminates the cutting and sewing from traditional periodontal surgery and the recovery is usually much faster. In addition to LANAP, the PerioLase laser can be used for additional surgical procedures, allowing for faster recoveries.
Periodontal therapy involves treatment of the diseases that affect the gums (gingiva) and boney skeletal structures (periodontium) that support the teeth. The majority of periodontal diseases are germ (bacteria) induced inflammatory conditions that destroy both gum and bone.
The primary objectives of therapy are to convert inflamed, deteriorating conditions into a comfortable, stable state of health. When these objectives are met, teeth can be saved for a lifetime.
Periodontal disease constitutes the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Almost three-quarters of all adults show signs of periodontal disease and about one-half of those people over age 65 have lost teeth. Diseases often start early in life and painlessly progress until the condition reaches its advanced state. Advanced disease usually involves painful abscesses and subsequent tooth loss. Most conditions can be successfully treated with life-long results. The majority of treatments are non-surgical in nature, however, advanced cases require more sophisticated yet minimally invasive surgical therapies.
Modern medications, biologic materials and conservative microsurgical techniques have allowed the vast majority of our patients to experience very efficient, comfortable and successful treatment programs.
Progressive recession and abnormal or unsightly gum levels (too high or too low) can be corrected or improved by periodontal plastic surgery (PPS). PPS is performed using microsurgical techniques and is usually well tolerated with few side effects. With the aid of advanced techniques and products such as connective tissue and tissue allografts, the cosmetic results have greatly improved. In addition, the use of biologic healing products has greatly accelerated the rate and quality of healing.
Most gum recession or abnormal gum lines are the result of periodontal disease, defective dentistry, a misaligned bite (malocclusion), or genetic/developmental errors in facial growth and development. Many gum defects actually begin when the baby teeth are lost and the adult teeth do not erupt properly through the gum pad. The tooth often erupts through fragile, stretchy cheek tissue (mucosa) rather that strong, fibrous gum (gingiva). This fragile tissue gives the appearance of a normal gum line early in life, but will progressively recede as the years pass.
We use microscopic technology to accomplish periodontal surgical therapy. The principal microsurgical instruments are the periodontal operating microscope, eyeglass mounted microscope telescopes, fiber optic light sources, micro ultrasonics and miniaturized microsurgical operating instruments.
The purposes of using microsurgical techniques are to improve surgical results, minimize surgical trauma, and reduce negative side effects. Microsurgical techniques dramatically improve surgical results and reduce side effects such as pain, swelling, sensitivity and recession. Most patients require little or no pain medications and usually return to normal activity and function the day following microsurgery.
We offer a wide range of methods to deal with apprehension and fear of dentistry. Sedation allows our patients to rest comfortably through their procedures and the time seems to pass more rapidly.
We routinely use nitrous oxide sedation for children and young adults and oral or Intravenous (IV) conscious sedation for most of our adult patients. We prefer to use IV conscious sedation for our adult patients because of its safety, economy and effectiveness.
All of our patients are monitored in person and electronically throughout the procedures and our staff is trained and certified to deal with an emergency.
This involves the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases of the oral cavity other than inflammatory periodontal disease. Many of these conditions are primary to the mouth, while others are the indication or manifestation of medical disease in some other part of the body. Often, oral medicine is a joint collaborative effort with internal medicine, pathology, infectious disease and other specialty physicians.