Periodontal Care

Taking care of your gums and saving teeth

Dr. Datar specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease

Often your periodontal needs can be managed by your general dentist. However, if you are exhibiting signs of more acute periodontal disease, your dentist will recommend periodontal treatment from a trained specialist with a greater understanding and increased level of expertise, a Periodontist like Dr. Datar.

Periodontists specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation.

We are able to treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or a complex medical history. Our primary goals are to treat gum disease and maintain your natural teeth.

Periodontal services available at The Fauchard Center are:

  • Non-surgical periodontal treatment, such as scaling and root planning and tray delivery systems, which have been proven to be a safe or effective way to treat gum disease
  • Gum graft surgery, which repairs the result of gum recession and helps to prevent additional recession and bone loss
  • Regenerative procedure, required when the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed due to periodontal disease and a procedure is needed to reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue
  • Dental crown lengthening procedure to improve a “gummy” smile because your teeth appear short
  • Periodontal pocket reduction procedures, which are a series of several different surgeries aimed at gaining access to the roots of the teeth in order to remove bacteria and tartar
  • Pre-orthodontic periodontal augmentation to speed up the tooth movement and prevent gum recession



The Fauchard Center is one of the only offices in the area that offers Perioscopy. Perioscopy is a procedure that uses a miniature dental endoscope with advanced video, lighting and magnification technology that enables us to diagnose and treat areas below the gum line non-surgically. This minimally invasive approach ensures there is no over instrumentation of the root structure which can lead to sensitivity. Also, the use of the dental endoscope also provides visualization of other dental conditions such as sub gingival pathologies which may affect treatment outcomes if not addressed.