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Daniel S. Lauer, DMDBoard Certified Periodontist

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Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry Partners with Project Thanksgiving

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Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry Partners with Project Thanksgiving


We are excited to announce that Dr. Lauer and the Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry Team is teaming up with CBS 12, United Way and the Palm Beach County Food Bank for Project Thanksgiving!

Did you know that more than 210,000 Palm Beach County residents don’t know where their next meal will come from and 64,000 children do not have enough to eat? One in seven senior citizens is food insecure. BUT the GOOD news is, we can help!!  Please help us make our food drive a huge success by considering making a food donation! All you need to do is collect your food items in your office through the month of October and on Monday, November 4, 2019, our staff will come and pick your items up!

Items To Donate:

  • Canned Yams
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Boxes of Stuffing
  • Potatoes
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Bags of Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, and Onions

We look forward to making a difference in our community with you!

For Questions or Food Pickup, please contact Holly or Tanya at 561-775-0331

Gum Disease Linked to Higher Alzheimer’s Risk

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an oral condition that can lead to a variety of serious health concerns when left untreated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately half of Americans 30 years and older suffer from periodontitis, the more advanced form of gum disease. Periodontitis is known to increase one’s risk of conditions like hypertension, heart disease, and stroke, and based on more recent research, gum disease has also been linked to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

A study published in the medical journal Science Today details a connection that was found between P. gingivalis—one of the bacteria that causes gum disease—and Alzheimer’s patients. Researchers of the study evaluated patients with Alzheimer’s and found evidence of P. gingivalis in the brain. More specifically, in 96% of the 53 tissue samples that were evaluated, gingipains—a toxic enzyme produced by this type of bacteria—were detected. This adds to the growing amount of research that shows a link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s.

With gum disease being so prevalent among adults, and the number of Alzheimer’s cases expected to rise in the future, maintaining good oral health is more important than ever. While more research is needed to determine if treating gum disease helps reduce the possibility of developing Alzheimer’s, the existing link between the two conditions highlights the need to manage gum disease. By taking care of your oral health, you could potentially be protecting your brain health.

Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry Has Officially Moved

Dr. LauerAs you may have read in our previous blog post, our team at Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry has moved to a new office in Jupiter! We are closing our location in Palm Beach Gardens to better accommodate our growing patient base and additional resources at a much larger office in Jupiter. There is over 2,700 square feet of space dedicated to providing you with the best periodontal care possible. As part of this transition, we have added new state-of-the-art technology, including the iTero® Element 2 Intraoral Scanner.

You can now find us at: 3535 Military Trail, Suite 207, Jupiter, FL 33458. When you arrive at our new office, you will have more parking options from which to choose, making your visit to see Dr. Lauer more convenient and efficient. While there are exciting changes happening at our practice—as we gain more office space, easier parking, and new diagnostic technologies—you will still receive the same high quality of care you have come to expect from our team. We look forward to seeing you at your next visit!

We’re Moving to a New Office in Jupiter!

Over the next couple months, our team at Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry will be moving to a new location in Jupiter. We look forward to this transition, as the new office will offer more space for our practice to grow. Although we are still operating out of our location in Palm Beach Gardens, starting in March 2019, you will be able to find us at: 3535 Military Trail, Suite 207, Jupiter, FL 33458.

As part of our office upgrade, Dr. Daniel Lauer plans to install new technology that will enhance the diagnostic and treatment processes for many procedures. This includes “no-impression” digital scanning and 3D printing capabilities for surgical guides and temporary crowns, which will ultimately provide more comfortable and efficient visits for our patients.

In addition to having a larger space that can better accommodate our team and state-of-the-art equipment, we are pleased to share that more parking will also be available at our new office location. Our goal is to make your trip to see our board-certified periodontist as pleasant as possible, which is why we are thrilled to announce our move to the new office.

If you have any questions about our new office, or need directions for getting there, please feel free to contact us, and one of our team members will be happy to help you.

Why Choose Precision Periodontics?

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At Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, your comfort, safety, and overall well-being are our top priorities. We understand you have many options when it comes to periodontal care, which is why our team is committed to helping you have a positive experience as you receive the oral care you need. Since the feeling of dread tends to accompany people to their dental treatments, Dr. Daniel Lauer and our staff strive to help you remain relaxed and at-ease every step of the way.

Our practice works closely with referring dentists for patients’ with more in-depth oral needs. However, referrals are not needed to make an appointment with our office. In fact, many people seek out Dr. Lauer’s expertise for their periodontal procedures, including dental implants, gum disease treatment, aesthetic gum lifting, and more. He is considered one of the top periodontists in the Palm Beach Gardens area due to his advanced credentials and years of experience.

Dr. Lauer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, which means he has undergone more than three years of specialty training following dental school and has passed a rigorous exam process. He is also a member of the Academy of Osseointegration and is experienced in treating the most complex issues related to the gums and surrounding oral structures.

Should you choose Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry for your periodontal needs, you can rest assured you are receiving care from a highly qualified and compassionate team of professionals. We will make sure you are informed about your treatment and always recommend the most conservative solutions that can provide you with optimal results. Afterall, our team treats every patient as if they were family, and our goal is for you to leave our office excited about your improved smile and oral health.

If you would like to learn more about our practice, or would like to schedule an appointment with our board-certified periodontist, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to meeting you!

What Are All-on-4 vs. All-on-6 Dental Implants?

shutterstock_223292056Dental implants are considered the best permanent replacement option for missing teeth. While some individuals only need a couple of teeth replaced, there are many others who require a full mouth teeth replacement. There’s no doubt this can be an intimidating situation, but with All-on-4® and All-on-6, patients at Precision Periodontics & Implantology can get a brand new smile that looks and functions like their natural teeth – often in as little as one day.

All-on-4® and All-on-6 both involve using dental implants to anchor a denture to replace missing teeth on the upper and/or lower arch. With All-on-4®, this entails four implants, with the two back posts being inserted at an angle to make the most of the available bone. All-on-6, on the other hand, uses six implants on each arch to secure the denture. The specific number of implants needed to complete your new teeth in a day procedure will ultimately depend upon factors such as the quality of your jawbone. For more information about our innovative implant options, please schedule an appointment with our periodontal specialist to get started.

How Do I Choose the Right Dentist for Dental Implants?

blond lady in dental chairDental implants can be placed by a variety of different professionals. Because of this, it can be difficult to choose the right dentist or surgeon for your procedure. The truth is, not all dental implant professionals have the necessary expertise to provide optimal results. Some have minimal training and experience with dental implant surgery, while others have undergone extensive training and have provided successful outcomes for the most complex of cases.

To make sure you are working with the best professional for your needs, you should consider the following:

  • Training background with dental implant surgery
  • Experience with performing complex cases
  • The type of dental implants used
  • Rate of successful implants and also complications

In addition to these, you should express all concerns and ask any questions you may have during the consultation. And above all, it is important to select a qualified, experienced dental implant surgeon like our board-certified periodontal specialist, Dr. Daniel Lauer. By doing so, you can ensure you are receiving safe, quality care that you can trust.

How Is Gum Recession Treated?

shutterstock_294243569If you’ve noticed your gums have been receding – whether from periodontal disease, trauma, or another cause – you may need to consult with a dental professional to learn if your oral health is at risk. Mild forms of gum recession can often be treated with nonsurgical approaches including bite adjustments or a biteguard to reduce excess forces on teeth. Moderate to severe recession, however, may require more in-depth treatment methods.

In the past receding gums were often corrected with surgical gum grafting. This involved taking a tissue graft from another area of the mouth (usually the palate) to transplant to the location of the recession to help rebuild the area. At Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, Dr. Daniel Lauer also offers regenerative gum therapy using Emdogain™ to help regrow the gum and bone receded in the area affected. This non-invasive option entails Dr. Lauer placing the protein-based gel around the affected teeth and gums. Over the course of a few weeks, the tissue begins to repair, and after several months, you should see optimal results.

The best treatment for your gum recession will ultimately depend upon your unique needs. When you come in for your appointment with our periodontal specialist, he will help you determine how you can restore your lost gum tissue for a healthier, more aesthetic appearance.

What Causes Gum Recession?

gum-recession-treamentReceding gums are an extremely common oral problem – one that can be effectively improved with the right treatment. When your gums begin to recede, more of your tooth root is exposed, making it especially susceptible to decay, sensitivity and eventual loosening of the tooth. This is why Dr. Daniel Lauer emphasizes the importance of treating the recession when it causes concern. To help prevent the problem from becoming a severe issue, it can help to understand what has caused your gum recession. The most common factors that lead to receding gums include:

  •     Periodontal disease
  •      Trauma
  •      Genetics causing you to have thinner gum tissue
  •      Brushing your teeth too aggressively
  •      Poor dental hygiene that causes tartar to build up
  •      Grinding or clenching teeth, which causes excessive force
  •      Crooked teeth or misalignment leading to abnormal wear

The exact cause will vary based on the individual, but Dr. Lauer will evaluate your condition to determine what may have influenced your recession. By doing so, he can help you find the most effective treatment method for a long-lasting solution.

Benefits of Bone Grafting

shutterstock_149502551Bone grafting can be a highly beneficial option for those who have lost a tooth. Over time, if this space is not filled, the bone around it can start to recede, affecting both the function and cosmetic appearance of your mouth. Our periodontal specialist is experienced in performing bone grafting procedures, including ridge and sinus augmentation, to help you maintain a strong foundation for future replacement options.

Patients who choose to undergo bone grafting can look forward to the following:

  • Stronger foundation for teeth
  • Preventing bone loss
  • Preserving the shape of the ridge structure
  • Allowing for future dental implant placement

The procedure can often be performed at the same time as tooth extraction or later when the bone has already begun to recede. When you opt for the grafting procedure from Dr. Daniel Lauer, you can enjoy long-term results for your oral health.
To learn if you are a good candidate for bone grafting, please contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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