SHARON MIYAMOTO, DDS

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Gum Recession and Grafting Procedures

Gum recession is both an uncomfortable and unattractive problem that can be caused by gum disease, genetics, use of a hard toothbrush, or even bruxism (grinding or clenching). A gum graft can help solve this problem. From a Cosmetic Perspective From a cosmetic...

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

COSMETIC PERIODONTAL SURGERY:  Periodontists perform a wide range of procedures that are often looked at like plastic surgery of the dental world. Trained in seeing even the smallest flaw, we work to give patients a smile that is both attractive and functional. GUMMY...

Bone and Tissue Regenerative Procedures

If you’ve suffered from bone loss due to periodontal disease, you might be the perfect candidate for a procedure that regenerates the bone that you’ve lost. This, in essence, reverses the loss of bone. Dr. Miyamoto has been performing the surgical procedure called...

Teeth Whitening

A beautiful, white smile is something everyone wants. The daily wear and tear of life can lead to discoloration of your teeth. From drinking coffee to smoking to enjoying a glass of red wine, your teeth take a beating. Professional teeth whitening can get you a whiter...

Laser Therapy

While it might sound threatening, laser therapy is an incredibly effective method used to treat periodontal disease. In fact, recent studies suggest laser therapy is even more effective than scaling and root planing alone. Are lasers dangerous? The doctor will always...

Oral Cancer Exam

Oral Cancer Symptoms Red or white patches in your mouth. Lumps and lesions on the inside of your mouth. Sores that bleed and don’t heal. Difficulty chewing and swallowing food or drinks. Chronic sore throat. Oral cancer screening is an examination performed at our...

Periodontal Maintenance

A regular cleaning focuses on the surfaces of the teeth and between teeth ABOVE the gum line. During a regular cleaning, the teeth are also polished. A periodontal maintenance cleaning is needed in order to remove bacteria, calculus (tartar), and debris that has...

Teeth Cleaning

All good dentistry starts with preventative care as its cornerstone. In fact, the American Dental Association recommends people visit the dentist twice a year for a cleaning and exam. Regular cleanings play an important role in your overall oral health because they...

Scaling and Root Planing

While there are a wide variety of procedures available to treat periodontal disease, we try to give patients a healthy smile with the least invasive method possible. Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment method that is sometimes thought of as a deep...

Tooth Extraction with Ridge Preservation

A tooth extraction can be required for a variety of reasons, including severe decay, injury or trauma, or disease, such as periodontal disease. Teeth that are misaligned or impacted may also need to be removed to accommodate additional treatment like orthodontic...

Crown Lengthening Procedure

A gummy smile is something that causes many people to be self-conscious. Even if your teeth are an ideal length, they can often appear “gummy”because there is excessive gum tissue covering them. A crown lengthening procedure can help to correct this issue and improve...

Pocket Reduction Surgery

Healthy mouths have tissues that fit tightly around teeth. The tighter the tissue the better, as it creates a strong barrier to pathogens. When a person develops periodontal disease however, these supporting tissues and ultimately bone, are damaged. As the gum tissue...

Bone Grafting

While the bone grafting procedure sounds scary, it’s an important procedure that helps build up the bone beneath the gums. These bones are the main foundation that supports your upper and lower teeth. When a tooth falls out, your bone resorbs, which ultimately results...

Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial teeth that function just like your natural teeth. They’re a long-term solution for people who have lost one or more teeth. The dental implant functions by replacing the tooth, while increasing stability and durability. A dental implant...

Pinhole Procedure

A Revolutionary Treatment for Gum Recession What is gum recession? The term gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gum line. This is often the result of gum disease (periodontitis), aging, genetics, and habits like smoking or even brushing your teeth...

Gum Grafting

Gum recession is both an uncomfortable and unattractive problem that can be caused by gum disease, genetics, use of a hard toothbrush, or even bruxism (grinding or clenching). A gum graft can help solve this problem. From a Cosmetic Perspective From a cosmetic...