Dental Associates of Walpole is pleased to have Dr. Michael Palys as a member of our office team. Dr Palys is a trained periodontist, who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of gum disease.
Most people have some form of periodontal disease and are unaware of it because it is painless in early stages. If undetected or left untreated the support for the teeth in the jaw bone is destroyed. At later stages this causes the teeth to become loose or painful. In addition, gum disease can cause bad breath and change the appearance of your smile. Early diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease is crucial.
Another aspect of dentistry that a periodontist plays a key role in is dental implants. A dental implant is a titanium post which is placed into the jawbone by a periodontist where a tooth is missing. The bone fuses to the implant making a secure and comfortable support. The restorative dentist then uses the implants as supports for new crowns or to make a denture fit more securely. The implant placement is easy for the patient and many patients afterward describe it as a similar experience to having a filling placed.
Request an appointment with Dr. Palys today!