If you’re a Rancho Santa Fe resident in need of a highly skilled and caring periodontist, then you need to look no further than San Diego’s Dr. Beck. With a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from UCLA and 3 additional years of education at of one of the world’s best specialty training programs in periodontology and oral health, Dr. Beck is the perfect dental practitioner to guarantee you and your family’s oral health. Located just off the 15, she’s also conveniently close for Rancho Santa Fe patients.
What Does a Periodontist Do?
Many Rancho Santa Fe residents who are initially told by their regular dentist that they need to see a periodontist for advanced care, may be concerned. After all, you brush and floss daily, and see your dentist regularly for check-ups & cleanings. Why would you need specialty care from a periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in many advanced dental procedures, including:
- Deep Cleanings
“Deep cleaning” is a layman’s term for a procedure technically called Scaling and Root Planing, in which bacterial deposits are carefully removed from deep below the gum line. Local anesthesia, AKA Novocaine, is required to ensure your comfort during this procedure. While not required, Dr. Beck is happy to offer sedation for those who desire additional peace of mind and comfort during the procedure. Some Rancho Santa Fe residents require this procedure because they have bone loss and inflammation due to chronic periodontitis (gum disease). Dr. Beck and her team are the ideal choice for this procedure as they are well equipped with the best technology and specialized equipment to ensure optimal results.
- Removing Diseased Teeth
As an expertly trained dental surgeon, a periodontist like Dr. Beck is well-versed in performing a wide variety of oral surgical procedures. These include carefully and painlessly extracting diseased and infected teeth for Rancho Santa Fe patients.
- Placing Dental Implants
As a board certified periodontal surgeon and graduate from a world-renowned advanced specialty training program, Dr. Beck is an expert in all things dental implants. Not only has she placed thousands of dental implants, she also regularly attends seminars and training programs all over the country to stay up to date with the latest research and technologies. She is highly regarded by her peers as one of the best in Southern California.
- Gum Recession Treatment
Gum recession can not only look unattractive, but it puts one at risk for more serious complications like root decay, bone loss, and even infection and tooth loss. In most cases Dr. Beck can prevent this by performing minimally invasive gum recession treatment.
- The Pinhole Surgical Technique
In cases when gum recession is caught early, Dr. Beck may be able to perform the minimally invasive pinhole surgical technique. With this gum grafting alternative, Dr. Beck uses small pinhole-sized incisions to gently nudge the existing gum tissue back to its original position, covering exposed roots.
- Bone Grafting Surgery for Dental Implants
When a tooth has been missing for a prolonged period of time, or if bone grafting was not performed at the time of tooth extraction, the jawbone in the area can begin to breakdown. With bone regenerative surgery, Dr. Beck uses a bone mineral powder to stimulates your stem cells to grow new bone tissue so that a dental implant can be placed in the most ideal location, ensuring long-term health and success.
- Crown Lengthening Surgery
There are a few different types of crown lengthening surgery. The two most common are to remove extra gum tissue, exposing one’s natural tooth when they are unhappy with the appearance of their gummy smile. Another common type of crown lengthening procedure serves to expose additional tooth structure to allow a healthy and long lasting restoration (crown) to be placed. Whatever the reason, Dr. Beck is one of the most trusted periodontists to treat Rancho Santa Fe patients.
If you have been told you need any of the above procedures or you’re interested in learning more about them, call and make an appointment today to meeting with Dr. Beck and learn how she can help you. From the moment you meet her and her team, you will know you are making the right choice trusting them with your care. Schedule a consultation today by calling (858) 635-6700.