Our Periodontist, Dr. Mehda Sing, has been practicing for over 16 years. Dr. Singh is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and received training in oral implantology from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology and a fellow with the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation.
Dr. Singh has served as faculty at both Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Singh has also conducted research on periodontal disease and has had her findings published in various dental journals.
With Dr. Singh’s outstanding credentials coupled with our award-winning dental practice, you can be assured that you will receive the highest quality periodontal and dental implant therapy.
Treatments Performed by a Periodontist
The periodontist is able to perform a wide range of dental treatments to stop the progression of gum disease, replace missing teeth and make the appearance of the smile more aesthetically pleasing.
Here are some of the treatments commonly performed by the periodontist:
Implant placement – When a tooth or several teeth are missing, the periodontist is able to create a natural-looking replacement by anchoring a prosthetic tooth to the jawbone.
Osteoplasty (hard tissue recontouring) – Once periodontitis has been treated, the periodontist can recontour the hard tissue to make the smile both natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing.
Gingivoplasty (soft tissue recontouring) – As gums recede due to periodontitis, the teeth may appear longer; causing a “toothy” smile. The periodontist can remove tissues or straighten the gum line to make the teeth look more even.
Bone grafting – Dental implants can only be positioned if there is sufficient bone to attach the prosthetic tooth to. If bone loss has occurred, bone grafting is an excellent way to add or “grow” bone so that an implant may be properly secured.
Deep pocket cleanings – As gingivitis and periodontitis progress, it becomes more difficult to cleanse the pockets between the soft tissues and the teeth. The periodontist can scale and root plane the teeth (sometimes under local anesthetic) to remove debris and infection-causing bacteria.
Crown lengthening – In order to expose more of the natural tooth, the periodontist can remove some of the surrounding gingival tissue.
At Newton Dental Associates patient education is very important to us. Our patients participate in their treatment plans thorough consultation appointments with each doctor involved in their cases. Each patient also has a treatment plan appointment with the doctors to review options available and to outline treatment expectations and timelines. NDA’s financial coordinator is available to patients both during and after treatment plan reviews.