Procedures

Dr. Boyd Provides an Array of Services From Gum Disease Treatment to Dental Implants in Bullhead, AZ

Our clinic performs a wide variety of services to help you get the smile you deserve. By leveraging today's advanced techniques, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City periodontist Dr. Keith E. Boyd, Jr. can restore the foundation of your overall dental health. Whether you need to get a dental implant in Bullhead, AZ, have gingivitis or want cosmetic gum surgery, we can offer a treatment plan that's right for you. Read below to learn more about some of the procedures we offer.

 

 

Implant Procedures

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Periodontal Exam & X-rays
In order for your periodontist to determine a baseline on the health of your gums and teeth, we will be doing a PSR, or Periodontal Screening and Recording. This includes exposing a set of x-rays and doing a full periodontal probing. There are...
Periodontal Cleanings
Periodontal debridement, or cleanings, is the first line of defense in the treatment of the periodontal diseases: gingivitis and periodontitis. Like other diseases, periodontal diseases require treatment to reverse or maintain the disease from...
Antibiotic Therapy
Some localized topical antibiotics can enhance your periodontal treatment.  In certain isolated circumstances, placement of antibiotic medicine can also reduce infection.  This antibiotic therapy is usually done in conjunction with...
Root Planing & Scaling Therapy
In periodontal disease, bacteria causes damage to the gums and teeth, making the "pockets” around the teeth deeper. Once the pockets get to a certain depth, even with diligent home care by the patient, it is difficult for a...
Minor Orthodontic Treatment
Society has been fixated on attaining an attractive smile, as proven by models on magazine covers and movie and television stars having beautiful white teeth. A gorgeous smile means more than white teeth; it means healthy teeth....
Teeth Whitening
Our teeth can discolor through the years as our enamel wears down. The wearing down of enamel allows dentin, a yellow color substance that makes the core of our teeth, to show through. This is what gives our teeth a yellowish tint. Teeth...
Occlusal Adjustments
Occlusion refers to the relationship between the upper and lower teeth and how they come together. When the teeth bite in an ideal position, this lessens the stress on the periodontium, or the supporting structures around the teeth...
Night Guard Fabrication
If you’ve ever awakened with pain in your TMJ or sore jaw muscles, or noticed that your teeth seem flatter than they were years ago, you may be grinding your teeth. It is necessary that the dentist diagnose the problem so that you...
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Esthetic Crown Lengthening
Many times your smile is the first thing people notice about you.  If your teeth appear small when smiling, it can look unattractive.  This is known as a "gummy" smile.  An uneven gum line can also be distracting.  In many...
Pocket Elimination Procedures
Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck around your neck. When you have periodontal disease, this supporting tissue and bone is destroyed, forming "pockets" around the teeth. Over time,...
Esthetic Ridge Augmentation
Sometimes after an extraction, there .will be a sunken spot or concave appearance in your gum line.  This looks unsightly and can jeopardize the appearance of a bridge that goes over the area.  Grafting material can be inserted under...
Correction of Gum Recession
Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Correction of gum recession will enhance your smile by covering the roots that make your teeth appear too long.  Often these exposed roots are too sensitive to hot or cold...
Bone Regeneration & Grafting
Eliminating existing bacteria and regenerating bone and tissue helps to reduce pocket depth and repair damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease. With a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional maintenance...
Soft Tissue Grafting
Periodontal procedures are available to stop further dental problems and gum recession, and/or to improve the esthetics of your gum line.  A soft tissue graft can reduce further recession and bone loss. In some cases, it can...