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Periodontics Lincoln NE
Welcome to Pioneer Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, PC
Periodontists John E. Rutledge, DDS, MS, Hoang-Oanh T. Le, DDS, MS, Aaron D. Bradley, DDS, MS, and Amy C. Killeen, DDS, MS Lincoln, NE, practice a full scope of periodontics with expertise ranging from dental implants to cosmetic periodontal surgery and gum grafting. John E. Rutledge, DDS, MS, Hoang-Oanh T. Le, DDS, MS, Aaron D. Bradley, DDS, MS and Amy C. Killeen, DDS, MS treat a wide variety of periodontal (gum) disease. Our office is located at 4200 Lucile Drive, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE. Call us at Lincoln Office Phone Number 402-483-7631.
Even a subtle change in your smile helps you to project an image of self-confidence and high personal esteem. When you feel good about yourself, it shows in your appearance.
Our Treatment Philosophy
Inflammatory periodontal disease (gum disease) is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated that individuals who have lost their teeth and wear dentures (plates) have considerably less chewing efficiency and will unconsciously avoid the more nutritious foods that require good chewing. This has raised concerns and has been implicated in being responsible for low levels of nutrition. New studies have also appeared relating a possible link of inflammatory periodontal disease and loss of teeth to 1) cardiovascular disease and 2) pregnant mothers having pre-term low birth weight babies. Therefore, we strive to maintain the natural teeth in health and function as well as recommend replacing the missing teeth where possible with prosthesis to improve the patient’s quality of life.
Our basic treatment philosophy can be best described as “conservative as possible” to accomplish the goals. The patient’s understanding and input with his or her desires and concerns are most important to us and in determining the therapy. Our team consists of periodontists who are Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology and extremely capable dental hygienists supported by dental assistants and administrative staff. All are caring, friendly and gentle in their approach. Dental and medical treatment is stressful to many patients and nitrous oxide gas or other sedation procedures can be employed to help alleviate the anxiety.
Dental Implants Lincoln NE
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office in Lincoln, NE at Lincoln Office Phone Number 402-483-7631.
Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery Lincoln NE
These procedures are a predictable way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short unsightly teeth, this can be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures by John E. Rutledge, DDS, MS, Hoang-Oanh T. Le, DDS, MS, Aaron D. Bradley, DDS, MS, or Amy C. Killeen, DDS, MS and cosmetic dentistry by your dentist. For more information about cosmetic periodontal surgery or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office in Lincoln, NE at Lincoln Office Phone Number 402-483-7631.
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.