SHARON MIYAMOTO, DDS

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 SMILE OR UNEVEN GUM LINE A gummy smile is one in which the teeth appear […]

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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. Bone regeneration is an ideal way to restore both form and function to your smile. This periodontal procedure builds up the […]

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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 smile in just one or two sessions. Give […]

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Oral Cancer Exam

Oral cancer is a preventable and treatable disease if it is caught early. The best way to prevent it is by avoiding high-risk behaviors, such as chewing tobacco or smoking. It’s also important you get regular exams to ensure your mouth is healthy. These exams take just a few minutes and look at your mouth […]

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Periodontal Maintenance

Oral Irrigation and Antimicrobials: Oral irrigation is a procedure that helps to reduce bacteria between teeth and beneath the gumline. This procedure helps to mitigate periodontal disease and decrease its severity. Used in conjunction with scaling and root planing, oral irrigation is often a great way to continue treating and healing periodontal disease. At-Home and […]

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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 remove the build-up of plaque and allow the dentist to gauge how healthy […]

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Scaling and Root Planing

While there are a wide variety of procedures available to treat periodontal disease, our practice aims to give patients a healthy smile with the least invasive and most budget-friendly method possible. Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment method that is best thought of as a deep cleaning. During this procedure, plaque is removed […]

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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 treatment. After a tooth is extracted, bone is placed in the socket to preserve […]

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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 is damaged pockets form. These pockets provide the perfect space for food and […]

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Bone Morphogenic Protein

A substance that is already present in your blood platelets, PDGF is released from platelets at the site of an injury to encourage and stimulate healing. EMDOGAIN is designed to treat and reverse gum disease and regression in a completelynatural method. Just like stem cells, EMDOGAIN uses your body’s naturally produced proteins to generate gum […]

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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 in bone loss. This becomes problematic when a patient comes in […]

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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’s root is a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw bone. This is […]

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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 too hard. Why should gum recession be taken seriously? As […]

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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 perspective, your smile plays a huge role in how people view you. […]

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