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2440 N. Josey Ln, Suite 202
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 242-7603
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1601 N. Elm St, Suite B
Denton, TX 76201
(940) 566-7021
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651 Cross Timbers Rd, Suite 102
Flower Mound, TX 75028
(972) 434-8050
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6340 Preston Rd, Suite 100
Frisco, TX 75034
(469) 489-ROOT
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ROOT™ Periodontal & Implant Centers

SINUS LIFT PROCEDURE

Serving the Greater Dallas Fort Worth Metro

Sinus Lift Procedure Serving the Greater Dallas Fort Worth Metro

4 CONVENIENT DFW LOCATIONS • CARROLLTON • DENTON • FLOWER MOUND • FRISCO

Sinus Lift Dallas Fort Worth

A sinus lift is a procedure for patients who have experienced loss of bone in their upper jaw. Maxillary sinuses are located on top of your upper teeth and behind your cheek, and are air-filled spaces that are typically empty; however, the roots of some of your upper teeth will extend into this area. If these teeth are removed, there is only a thin layer of bone that separates the mouth and the maxillary sinus. If the maxillary sinuses are too close to the jawbone, it may not be possible to place dental implants. When this occurs, a sinus lift is performed, a procedure that involves moving the sinus membrane up. In doing so, a sufficient amount of space is created which will allow the bone graft to be placed.

At ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center, we are committed to ensuring you maintain your bright and healthy smile. We are also proud to provide you with the latest dental technology to ensure that you achieve the long-lasting results that you deserve. If you are interested in learning more about the quality services we offer, or if you have any questions concerning whether or not a sinus lift is right for you, contact us today. We are committed to helping you achieve and maintain that bright, healthy smile that you deserve!

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At ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center, your bright, healthy smile is our top priority. Our experienced team of specialists is invested in meeting all of your dental needs: from calming anxieties to teaching good habits, from periodontal check-ups to dental surgery.

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Candidates for a Sinus Lift

Patients who meet the following criteria may be good candidates for a sinus lift:

  • Missing significant amount of bone in back of jaw
  • Missing two or more teeth in the back of your jaw
  • Missing teeth because of a condition or birth defect
  • Missing majority of maxillary teeth and desire dental implants

Sinus Lift Process

In order to determine if you are a good candidate for a sinus lift, you will need to schedule an initial consultation, during which we will examine the overall health of your teeth, review your medical history, and determine what treatment options are best suited to your unique needs.

If it is determined that you are good candidate for a sinus lift, there are several different approaches that can be taken to raise the sinus. One of the most common approaches involves making an incision in order to expose the bone. Next, your periodontist will cut a small circle, which will be lifted into the cavity. Once properly lifted, the area beneath is then filled with the graft. Once this step is completed and the area is filled,
the incision is then closed so that the healing process can begin. It will typically take between four to twelve months for the healing process and development of bone to occur, after which the implants will be ready to be placed.

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Scheduling regular visits to maintain your teeth and gums will actively improve your overall health, and maintaining a bright and strong healthy smile will do wonders for your self-confidence.

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Aftercare for Sinus Lift

To ensure you experience an optimal recovery and avoid developing additional complications, it is essential that you adhere to aftercare instructions provided by your periodontist following your sinus lift procedure. One of the most important things during the initial recovery period is to avoid sneezing or blowing your nose if possible. During the initial recovery period, you will also experience mild bleeding in the surgical sites.

Continue placing gauze pad over this area until the bleeding stops. It is also important to avoid vigorous brushing or rinsing for the first few days following surgery, as doing so can cause the bleeding to start again. Once this part of the healing process is complete, you will be ready to have dental implants placed. Once these implants have healed completely, the most important thing you can do to maximize the benefits and longevity of your sinus lift and implant procedure is to practice good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once daily, ideally every time you brush your teeth. It is also important to practice proper brushing and flossing techniques. In addition to practicing consistent and proper oral selfcare, it is critical that you schedule regular checkups with your periodontist every six months. By maintaining a consistent oral health care routine, you will significantly reduce your risk of developing additional periodontal issues and will continue enjoying a bright and healthy smile.

Sinus Lift Cost

There are a range of factors that can impact the final cost of having a sinus lift, such as the severity of your case, any associated procedures that will need to be performed prior to or along with treatment, as well as your insurance plan.

Our team is committed to helping you complete necessary paperwork, schedule appointments, and answer any questions you have concerning billing. For patients who have insurance plans, we do request you submit medical/dental insurance information with your New Patient Paperwork to expedite this process.

Please note: to reduce costs to our patients while still ensuring that we can provide the highest level of care, we have the following financial polices:

  • We accept Discover, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express
  • Full payment is due after services rendered
  • Payment plan options are available via www.CareCredit.com

PERIODONTAL SERVICES

To determine if you have gum disease, your periodontist will measure the space between your teeth and gums. Patients who have pockets that are deeper than the average depth of three millimeters or less will be considered candidates for treating gum disease. Depending upon how severe your case is, your periodontist will suggest a follow up appointment, during which several different treatment options may be recommended.

Pinhole Surgical Treatment

Patients who are suffering from periodontal disease may experience gum recession. If this issue is not treated at an early stage, more complicated and serious problems can develop, as gum recession creates greater exposure of your natural teeth, which creates opportunities for bacteria to build. To address this issue, patients have historically had gum grafting, which involves removing tissue from unaffected areas and then grafting this tissue to the areas that have been affected. This is an effective method for addressing the issue of receding gums, however there is a newer and increasingly popular approach to treating receding gums, which is the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST).

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Laser Gum Surgery

Laser gum surgery is an advanced treatment option that efficiently and painlessly treats gum disease through the use of a laser. One of the unique aspects of laser gum surgery is that the laser pinpoints and kills bacteria without damaging surrounding gum tissue. Unlike other treatment options, which involve cutting and suturing, patients who have laser gum surgery and treatment performed will have a much quicker healing process.

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Gum Grafting

Patients who have gum recession may consider having a gum graft, a common oral surgical procedure that thickens existing gums and/or covers a tooth root surface in order to prevent further recession from occurring. Gum recession can occur for a variety of reasons, but the most common reason is due to periodontal disease. A gum graft will not only improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile, but will also reduce your risk of developing additional issues.

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Gingival Contouring

Patients who have an imbalanced ratio between their visible gums and teeth have what is commonly referred to as a gummy smile. Gummy smiles can be caused by a range of factors, including bone deterioration, periodontal disease, or genetic predisposition. Regardless of the reason, patients often feel self-conscious about their appearance and will seek to improve this issue by having a gum contouring procedure performed.

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Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing (also known as deep teeth cleaning and deep gum cleaning) is a common method used to address periodontal disease. Scaling refers to the process of removing tartar that has accumulated, either on your teeth or below your gumline. Planing refers to the removal of tartar below the root line. When bacteria is allowed to settle on your teeth for too long, it will eventually mineralize and turn into tartar. The primary difference between plaque and tartar is that plaque can be removed by conventional brushing methods, whereas tartar will need to be removed through the efforts of your periodontist. It is important to schedule regular deep teeth cleaning and deep gum cleaning appointments to prevent periodontal disease from developing.

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At ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center, we take your health, confidence, and teeth seriously. Scheduling regular visits to maintain your teeth and gums will actively improve your overall health, and maintaining a bright and strong healthy smile will do wonders for your self-confidence. In addition to recognizing the importance of your oral health, we also understand the importance of your time, which is why we are committed to making every visit to our clinic as efficient as possible.

If you would like to learn more about the sinus lift procedure and/or see if you are a good candidate for a sinus lift, schedule an appointment or consultation today with our friendly, helpful staff, who can be reached at the following locations: Carrollton: (972) 242-7603; Flower Mound: (972) 434-8050; Denton: (940) 566-7021, or Frisco: (469) 489-ROOT.

We look forward to serving you and your smile and having you on your way as soon as possible!

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