Experienced Periodontist in Princeton, NJ
Princeton Periodontics & Implants is your source in Princeton, NJ for professional periodontal treatment and services. Our commitment to oral health care is evident as we strive to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile.
Experience in Compassionate Care
Dr. Richard C. Staller has over 30 years of experience providing periodontal services and treatment. He has been honored by New Jersey Monthly Magazine by being named a “Jersey Choice” top dentist for his accomplishments. He is also a leader in the field with his ongoing role as the director of the Princeton Group for Dental Excellence, which is a study club of over 30 dental professionals with a variety of specialties. This club collaborates and discusses research related to technological advances in all the fields of oral care. Dr. Staller internalizes this information so he can treat his patients according to the highest standards of care.
Princeton Periodontics & Implants features the latest technology to treat all phases of periodontal disease. Our facility is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, such as the Cone Beam CT scanner, which creates highly accurate 3-D images with less radiation than standard machines. This type of CT scan photographs accurate images of the jaw, which allows our team to see in high definition the foundation to determine the proper placement of your dental implants. We also process the images in-house, so there is minimal waiting time.
Periodontal Health and Treatment
A periodontal disease is a disease of the gums. These diseases include gingivitis and periodontitis, and they are caused by the buildup of plaque on the teeth. Gingivitis, the mildest form of periodontal disease, occurs because of inadequate oral hygiene. Those who are afflicted with gingivitis experience no discomfort and the disease is easily reversible with a combination of professional treatment and home oral hygiene care.
If gingivitis is left untreated, it can lead to periodontitis. In this condition, bacteria irritates the gums until the gums separate. This separation causes the formation of “pockets.” These pockets then become infected by bacteria, which destroys both gum tissue and bone. This leads directly to tooth loss. If you have suffered from this disease, dental implants can help you regain the functionality of your teeth.
Healthy gums are not only important for keeping your teeth intact, but they are also important for your overall health. Studies have shown that periodontal disease is linked to a variety of serious health conditions such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and premature childbirth.
A Healthy Smile for Life
Dr. Staller of Princeton Periodontics & Implants will consult with your dentist to give you individualized care. He also offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments such as traditional dental implants and Insta-Smile implants, which can be completed in one visit.
Princeton Periodontics & Implants handles all periodontal treatment needs. Call us today to arrange your appointment.