Friendly, caring, expert periodontal care
Dr. Gary Perlman is a highly skilled and experienced periodontist who has been serving Jacksonville and its surrounding community since 1989. He incorporates the latest technological advances in periodontics to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
Below is a list of the services provided by Dr. Perlman.
Our goal is to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. We provide comprehensive and effective gum disease treatment using advanced technology and minimally invasive procedures to treat all phases of gum disease.
The LANAP laser protocol is the modern alternative to the traditional scalpel. Because there is no cutting or need for sutures, LANAP is a gentle and minimally invasive way to treat gum disease.
Proper cleanings and maintenance care are vital in order to keep periodontal disease at bay. Our highly experienced hygienists use the latest technology to provide gentle and thorough cleanings. They will also provide you with the education and tools you need for proper oral health care at home.
Gums can recede from their proper position around your teeth, exposing your teeth to further damage and decay and jeopardizing their long-term health. We use minimally invasive gum grafting procedures to thicken the gum tissue, restore your full gum line, and preserve the health of your teeth.
The Pinhole Surgery Technique is an innovative alternative to traditional grafting treatment. With this minimally invasive option, Dr. Perlman can repair receding gums without the cutting, grafting and stitching involved in traditional surgery.
Dental implants are the modern gold standard of tooth replacement. Dr. Perlman uses state-of-the-art technology to place the implants precisely in your jaw to strongly support a single crown, a bridge or a denture.
While the success rate of dental implants is very high, we occasionally see patients who have developed infection or complications in the gums surrounding the implants. Dr. Perlman uses advanced laser technology and minimally invasive effective treatments to save implants wherever possible.
Sometimes a tooth in need of restorative work has too much bone or gum tissue surrounding it. Dr. Perlman gently removes the covering gums or bone tissue and further exposes the tooth crown when needed for corrective treatment.
A gummy smile or an uneven gum line around your teeth mars the smile and makes cleaning difficult. Dr. Perlman can deftly remove excess gum tissue or reshape your gum line so your oral health is easier to maintain and your smile is symmetrical and esthetic.
If a tooth cannot be saved or if it needs to be removed to make way for a dental implant, Dr. Perlman will perform minimally invasive extractions without damaging the surrounding gum and bone.
Gum Surgery for Severe Gum Disease
In some severe but rare cases, conventional periodontal surgery is needed. Dr. Perlman is very skilled in performing this time-tested procedure that removes the disease-causing bacteria and tartar from the roots of the teeth.
Oral Pathology Services
In every new patient exam, Dr. Perlman performs a comprehensive oral tissue examination to check for any signs of diseased tissues, including signs of oral cancer. He repeats these inspections periodically to ensure that your oral health is maintained and that any potential disease is caught early and treated.
When upper and lower teeth do not meet together correctly, Dr. Perlman will modify the high contact points of a tooth to balance and evenly distribute the biting and chewing force. A bite adjustment (also called an occlusal equilibration) will remedy excessive stress on the teeth and jaw joints caused by teeth grinding such as excessive stress on the teeth and jaw joints.
Bite Protection Guards
Dr. Perlman can provide his patients with custom-made and adjusted bite protection guards to help prevent the wear and tear caused by teeth grinding and to protect the teeth from shifting.
To make an appointment, call 904-900-2552 or click here to request an appointment online.