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Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

Daniel S. Lauer, DMDBoard Certified Periodontist

Why Choose Precision Periodontics?

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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.

Dr. Lauer Recertified by the American Board of Periodontology

20120907-Dan-Lauer-009-color-webIn his never-ending mission to provide the best periodontal care possible, Dr. Daniel Lauer has recently become recertified by the American Board of Periodontology. This is the second time he has undergone the recertification process, which is designed to challenge each doctor’s knowledge on past and emerging information in the field of periodontics. Becoming board certified is a completely optional credential – one that a large percentage of periodontists do not pursue or complete. Even more rare is becoming recertified at the end of every six-year period.

Dr. Lauer believes achieving board certification and successfully completing recertification is an extremely important part of treating patients. He remains committed to continuing his education and staying up-to-date with the latest techniques. By taking these extra steps, he is able to provide the most comprehensive care and best treatment for each patient’s unique needs.

For those seeking a periodontist, Dr. Lauer stresses the advantage of seeing a board-certified specialist, as these individuals are dedicated to seeking the most efficient and effective ways of treating patients. To learn more about Dr. Lauer’s expertise in periodontics, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry today!

New Technology Offers More Effective Gum Disease Treatment

Patient Getting Dental WorkAt Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, Dr. Daniel Lauer is dedicated to offering the most innovative and proven solutions available. Among our collection of advanced periodontal technology is the new micro-IDent®plus11 by HAIN Lifescience. This state-of-the-art system is utilized to identify the specific type of bacteria that is living in a patient’s periodontal pockets–the area of separation between the tooth and the inflamed gum tissue. This bacteria is one of the main causes of periodontal disease, and by finding the exact type present, Dr. Lauer can find the most effective method of antibiotic therapy.

The micro-IDent®plus11 is a non-invasive diagnostic process that involves taking a bacterial sample and sending it for analysis to determine the best form of treatment. When a patient comes in for their exam, Dr. Lauer will guide the sterile, cone-shaped paper point into the periodontal pocket, which gathers the specimen. Once this has been done, he sends the sample to be analyzed, which allows the bacteria to be cultured and studied. The test results will pinpoint the exact type of bacteria that is present in the particular patient. Based on this information, Dr. Lauer can utilize the most appropriate antibiotic for disease therapy.

Although the micro-IDent®plus11 is a relatively new offering, Dr. Lauer has found it to severely reduce or even eliminate the presence of bacteria, creating a higher treatment success rate and significantly reducing the rate of disease relapse. For more information about the new technology, or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Lauer, please contact us today.

Sponsoring the 10th Annual Cancer Awareness Days

Earlier this month, Dr. Daniel Lauer participated in the 10th annual PGA National Women’s Cancer Awareness Days. This was his sixth year as a sponsor in memory of his late grandmother. Since 2004 the event has gathered the public to work together to make a difference in the lives of those who have suffered from cancer. This year’s event took place from Saturday, February 7th to Thursday, February 12th.

The purpose of the competition is to create awareness and raise money for cancer research programs at Scripps Florida located in Jupiter. Last year’s activities funded five fellowships alone. During this year’s event, there were tournaments in tennis, golf, bridge, and croquet, as well as an auction and awards ceremony.
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In addition to seeing the negative effects of cancer in his own family, Dr. Lauer is passionate about finding a cure resulting from his experience treating afflicted patients with declining oral health, such as periodontal disease. It is estimated that more than 30,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, which is why Dr. Lauer urges patients to undergo a screening twice a year with a board-certified periodontist. By doing so, he emphasizes that the risk of cancer worsening can be lowered if not completely prevented.

To learn more about the PGA National Women’s Cancer Days, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lauer for a cancer screening, please contact Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Lauer Helps Patient with Rare Oral Lesion

As a board certified periodontist, Dr. Daniel Lauer is known not only for his experience in the field of periodontics and dental implants, but also for his expertise in oral pathology – including the diagnosis, treatment, and removal of abnormal soft tissues in the mouth. Recently, one of his patient cases was highlighted in the Diagnostic Discussion column of Today’s FDA, a monthly journal published by the Florida Dental Association.

abnormal lesionFor this particular case, a 44-year-old patient was referred to Dr. Lauer by her dentist in order to have an abnormal lesion on the roof of her mouth evaluated. According to the patient, she had eaten something that caused a bit of trauma to her palate approximately four to six weeks before the lesion emerged, and she had been experiencing irritation – particularly when eating – ever since.

After performing a thorough examination, Dr. Lauer removed the lesion and sent it to the University of Florida College of Dentistry Oral Pathology Biopsy Service for a detailed evaluation. The biopsy revealed that the lesion was a verruciform xanthoma, which is generally believed to be the product of trauma or chronic irritation and is rare to find on the roof of the mouth. In the end, because Dr. Lauer treated the patient by successfully excising the lesion, she is unlikely to have the issue recur or any pathologic transformation in the future.

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If you notice any suspicious lesions or bumps in your mouth, or if you are seeking any form of periodontal care and implant dentistry, please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lauer.

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