Treatments & Procedures 2017-01-23T21:36:39+00:00

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Dr. Ronald. S. Stukalin, D.D.S., M.S. has been in clinical practice since 1990 and is a trusted and valued resource for the numerous dentists that refer their patients to his expert care.

A board certified periodontist, Dr. Stukalin has received extensive specialized training, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. Dr. Stukalin has achieved and maintains Diplomate status as an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology.

Dr. Stukalin also has a Masters Degree in oral biology and additional specialized training in oral medicine and the treatment and management of oral disease. Dr. Stukalin utilizes various and current techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. He is also trained and experienced in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.

In general, Periodontists often treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with moderate to severe gum disease or a complex medical history. Dr. Stukalin routinely performs a wide range of treatments, treating patients with gum problems using a range of nonsurgical and surgical procedures.

In addition, Dr. Stukalin is specially trained and experienced in the placement, maintenance and repair of dental implants.

Specialized Treatments and Procedures

Here is a brief introduction to some of the treatments and procedures that Dr. Stukalin performs.
During your office visit Dr. Stukalin and his staff will take time to ensure that you have a clear understanding of your treatment plan, procedure and ongoing care.
For additional information about any of the topics below you can click on the image and you will be directed to The American Academy of Periodontology's patient information guide.
<strong>DENTAL IMPLANTS & CONE BEAM CT SCANNING</strong>
DENTAL IMPLANTS & CONE BEAM CT SCANNINGPrecision Preparation & Templates
Utilizing precise Cone Beam CT Scanning along with computer generated surgical guides Dr. Stukalin and his team work to ensure optimal placement of your dental implants.
<strong>ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY & PATIENT COMMUNICATION</strong>
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY & PATIENT COMMUNICATIONExpert Analysis And Planning Of Your Case
Dr. Stukalin and his staff utilize advanced technologies and extensive clinical experience to prepare for each case and educate and inform patients about their treatment plans and procedures.
<strong>ORAL MEDICINE</strong>
ORAL MEDICINEOral Medicine Specialist
Dr. Stukalin has advanced training in the field of Oral Medicine.
This specialized training and experience is utilized in the assessment and management of oral lesions, oral cancers, auto immune disorders of the oral cavity and other pathology of the oral cavity.
<strong>GUM GRAFTS</strong>
GUM GRAFTSGum Grafting For Improved Oral Health and Esthetics
Gum grafts are frequently required to reduce recession and bone loss. This can reduce tooth sensitivity and improve your periodontal health as well as the appearance of your smile.
<strong>GUM DISEASE</strong>
GUM DISEASEGingivitis & Periodontitis
Dr. Stukalin is highly trained, skilled and experienced in the treatment and management of gum disease.
When left untreated, the red, swollen and occasionally bleeding gums of gingivitis can progress to periodontitis (loss of bone).
Periodontitis can not only lead to chronic infection, bone loss, loss of teeth and other serious disorders of the oral cavity, but to general health issues as well.
<strong>SINUS LIFT SURGERY</strong>
SINUS LIFT SURGERYIncreases The Quantity And Quality Of Bone Where An Implant Is To Be Placed In The Area Of The Upper Back Jaw
Dr. Stukalin routinely performs sinus lift surgery in preparation for implant placement in the upper posterior jaw.
<strong>COSMETIC PERIODONTAL PROCEDURES</strong>
COSMETIC PERIODONTAL PROCEDURESImproves Your Smile And Self-Confidence
Cosmetic periodontal procedures, such as crown lengthening (gum lift), can improve your smile and self-confidence as well as assist in preparing teeth for restoration.
<strong>REGENERATIVE PROCEDURES</strong>
REGENERATIVE PROCEDURESRegenerate Lost Bone And Tissue That Support Your Teeth
It is possible to reverse some of the damage caused by periodontal disease. Dr. Stukalin performs a variety of procedures that can help you to keep your natural teeth and increase your overall oral health.
<strong>PERIODONTAL POCKET REDUCTION PROCEDURES</strong>
PERIODONTAL POCKET REDUCTION PROCEDURESPeriodontal Disease Can Damage A Tooth And Its Supporting Tissue And Bone Forming 'Pockets' Around The Teeth
When periodontal disease has progressed beyond the stage that can be managed with basic oral hygiene maintenance a periodontal pocket reduction procedure may be required. The subsequent reduction of pocket depth and other benefits of this procedure can increase your chances of preserving your natural teeth and help to decrease the chance of serious health problems associated with periodontal disease.
<strong>SCALING & ROOT PLANING</strong>
SCALING & ROOT PLANINGRemoving Plaque And Calculus (Tartar) From Periodontal Pockets To Smooth The Tooth Root And Remove Harmful Bacterial Toxins
Dr. Stukalin routinely performs scaling and root planing procedures which, in certain cases, can circumvent the need for additional treatment of the diseased area. Depending on the degree of involvement, most patients will require some ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain health and avoid progression of their periodontal disease.
<strong>GUM DISEASE RISK FACTORS</strong>
GUM DISEASE RISK FACTORSPlaque Is The Main Cause of Periodontal Disease But There Are Numerous Other Factors That Can Affect Your Oral Health
There are many factors that can affect your oral health including: Age, tobacco use, genetics, stress, medications, and clenching/grinding your teeth.
Research suggests periodontal disease may be linked to other systemic conditions, including diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and cancer.
<strong>PERIODONTAL PROCEDURES & ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT</strong>
PERIODONTAL PROCEDURES & ORTHODONTIC TREATMENTExposing And Bonding Unerupted Teeth & Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic specialists refer their patients to Dr. Stukalin to perform various procedures in support of their orthodontic treatment. Those procedures include Exposing and Bonding Unerupted Teeth and procedures associated with Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontic Treatment.
Exposing and Bonding Unerupted Teeth can be accomplished in several ways including the removal of a portion of gum or by attaching a device to the unerupted tooth to strategically guide it to a more functional and aesthetically pleasing position.
In Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontic (PAOO) Treatment (also known as alveolar osteogenic orthodontics or Wilckodontics) Dr. Stukalin performs a decortication of the bone and places bone grafts to accelerate orthodontic treatment and the correction of malocclusion.