Stoneham Dental Care is proud to have endodontist Dr. Ian Glick as part of our team of doctors. As a root canal specialist, Dr. Glick is able to perform all aspects of root canal therapy, from diagnosis to complex root canals and retreatments. It is a common misconception that a root canal is an uncomfortable procedure; with today's powerful local anesthetics, it is rare for the patient to feel anything while the treatment is being performed. We can offer our patients conscious sedation dentistry to make necessary treatments not only tolerable, but even comfortable and relaxing.
Stoneham Dental Care is proud to have Dr. Marc Pearlstein as a member of our office team. Dr. Pearlstein is a trained periodontist who specializes in the placement of implants, and the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of all aspects of periodontium. Periodontics treats supporting structures of teeth, and the diseases and conditions that affect them.
The gum and bone tissue are the foundation for a healthy smile. We offer the latest treatments to stop the damage caused by periodontal disease, a leading cause of adult tooth loss. Treatments include scaling and root planing, insertion of new time-released pharmaceuticals and tissue regenerative procedures.
Since periodontal disease is often painless in early stages, most people affected are unaware they have it. If left undetected or untreated, support for the teeth in the jaw bone is destroyed, causing the teeth to become loose or painful. In addition, gum disease can cause bad breath and change the appearance of your smile. Early diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease is crucial.
Periodontists play a key role in dental implants, a titanium post placed into the jawbone in place of a missing tooth. The bone fuses to the implant, making a secure and comfortable support. A restorative dentist then uses the implants as supports for new crowns or to make a denture fit more securely. The implant placement is relatively easy on the patient, and many patients report a similarity to having a filling placed.