Welcome to Golden Triangle Periodontal Center Providing a Range of Treatment Options for Your Periodontal Needs
If you are looking for a periodontist in the Columbus, MS, area, your search is over! Periodontal disease (gum disease) is common, especially as we age. Fortunately, we are here to help keep your smile healthy. The field of periodontics isn't exclusively focused on treating gum disease; we also provide dental procedures including the placement of dental implants and crown lengthening. Our services are enhanced through the use of technology such as Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP).
Since he began practicing in 1984, John W. Starr DMD has provided exceptional periodontal care to those affected by gum disease and other periodontal issues. If your dentist has recommended treatment by a periodontist, Dr Starr, serving Columbus, Starkville, and surrounding areas is here to help.
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Our Periodontal Services
Tooth loss can have a serious impact on your oral and overall health. The roots of a tooth provide important stimulation to the bone tissue in your jaw. Without these signals, the bone tissue begins to recede. An implant acts as a replacement tooth root, providing the very best support to crowns, bridges, and dentures while helping you retain bone tissue. Since 1989, Dr. Starr has performed thousands of successful implant placement procedures.
Periodontal disease is a common dental condition that can have serious consequences if left untreated. LANAP is an alternative to traditional gum surgery that can restore soft tissue and bone without incisions or sutures. Thanks to laser technology, the procedure is less painful, has a quicker recovery time, and encourages the regrowth of both bone and soft tissue so you can achieve a healthier smile.
A filling or crown may require crown lengthening, or the removal of small amounts of gum tissue in order to expose more of the surface area of a tooth. In order for your dentist to access tooth decay or create a better foundation for the placement of a crown, we can carefully refine your gum tissue at our Columbus or Starkville offices using state-of-the-art dental lasers.
It is no secret that going to the dentist causes anxiety among many patients. Dr. Starr provides three types of sedation so that you can relax while receiving treatment. Nitrous oxide provides mild sedation, while oral and intravenous (IV) sedation can help patients achieve deeper relaxation. Sedation dentistry allows you to receive the treatment you need without any of the worries.
Patients who have lost multiple teeth may not have the bone density needed to support traditional dental implants. For patients who have experienced some bone atrophy and need to replace a full dental arch, All-on-4 offers virtually the same benefits as traditional dental implants. Using four strategically placed posts to maximize contact with remaining bone tissue, a denture supported by All-on-4 can restore your smile without the need for a bone grafting procedure.