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.

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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...
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Single Tooth Implant Replacement
If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root. What are the advantages of a single-tooth implant over a...
Implant Bridges
Replacing Several Teeth If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots. What are the advantages of implant-supported...
Implant Supported Dentures
Replacing All of Your Teeth If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots. What are the...
Dental Cleanings
Routine dental cleanings are important to maintaining good oral hygiene. Professional cleaning by a hygienist can remove mineralized plaque that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, particularly in areas that are difficult to...
Dental Exams and X-Rays
Routine dental exams are important to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Additionally, they can help to avoid the financial costs associated with large treatment plans later on. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends twice yearly checkups...
Tooth Extractions
A dental extraction is the procedure to remove a tooth from your mouth. A dental extraction is most commonly required if one of your teeth is damaged beyond practical repair. The most common reasons for tooth extractions include: Severe...