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Periodontics focuses on treating gum diseases, gum infections, and gum recessions as well as the placement of dental implants (with or without bone augmentation).

Why choose BU Dental?

BU Dental’s periodontal clinic uses a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and compassionate approach to provide its patients with the highest standard of care at very affordable prices. As an educational facility, we have access to state-of-the-art technology—including the latest intraoral scanners, guided implant surgery protocols and robotic implant dentistry—which allows us to set the standard for periodontal care. We also collaborate frequently with the other dental specialties at BU Dental to treat successfully complex and multidisciplinary cases.


Provider Level:
Resident in Specialty Program
Accepted but not required
MassHealth, Delta Dental PPO/Premier, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Commonwealth Care Alliance, Tufts Senior Care Option, Senior Whole Health, BMC HealthNet Plan Senior Care Option, Self Pay
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We provide a wide spectrum of periodontal procedures, including but not limited to:

  • Periodontal (Gums) disease treatment, including scaling, root planing (deep cleaning), and all surgical options
  • Dental implants
  • IV sedation
  • Crown lengthening and tissue re-contouring
  • Bone and tissue regeneration
  • Extractions and bone graft augmentations
  • Botox and facial dermal fillers
  • Surgically facilitated orthodontics, canine exposures, and limited orthodontic treatment
  • Gingival recession (gum recession) coverage
  • Sinus lifts
  • Periodontal microsurgery

What to expect

During your first appointment, you will undergo a comprehensive oral examination, which will lead to a diagnosis and a treatment plan. This treatment plan may include cost determination. This first appointment typically takes about 60-90 minutes. During this session, all the required dental records, consent forms, and treatment plans will be completed.

Once the treatment plan is agreed upon by the patient and the providers—both the resident and their supervising faculty—a treatment schedule will be established. Treatment duration will depend on what condition is being addressed. The complete surgical treatment for dental implants, for example, can take between 3-12 months due to the required healing time, although some patients may require less time. On average, the implant itself heals in about three months.

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