Dr. LeSage and his staff have helped many develop and establish a lifetime of dental health rather than simply solving dental issues one problem at a time. We advise, inform, educate, motivate and inspire each patient to take an active role in your own preventive dental care. If premium dental health is your goal, we have the means to get you there.
Our office has performed "soft tissue management" program for over fifteen years. These programs are non-surgical techniques to improve and eliminate gum and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease and gum disease (earliest version of periodontal disease) are bacterial infections that lead to bone loss and/or loss of teeth. Customized STM programs based on your initial presenting gingival condition involve S/RP (deep cleanings), oral hygiene instructions, culture of the bacteria to prescribe bacterial specific antibiotics; sub gingival irrigation and re-evaluation. For most patients, this eliminates the need for periodontal (gum) surgery. Our team periodontist monitors all patients whose periodontal conditions could worsen.
After exhausting all non-surgical periodontal therapy, some patients still require a surgical approach. Our team periodontist believes in tissue preservation and tissue regeneration. Today, surgical procedures utilize BMP (Bone Morphogenic Protein), artificial bone from multiple sources and membranes to stimulate new periodontal structures (bone and gums).
Plastic periodontal procedures
Dr. LeSage has been doing these procedures for patients who require a single gum lift while others need crown lengthening to establish harmony and balance to their pink tissue, for over 20 years.