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ROOT™ Periodontal & Implant Centers

Wilckodontics

Serving the Greater Dallas Fort Worth Metro

Wilckodontics Serving the Greater Dallas Fort Worth Metro

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

Wilckodontics Dallas Fort Worth

Wilckodontics (or Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Treatment) is an increasingly popular treatment option for patients who want to straighten their teeth but would prefer to avoid doing so through the use of traditional braces. Wilckodontics is an especially popular procedure because it results in straighter teeth in a fraction of the time compared to traditional braces. Wilckodontics speeds up the straightening process through a minor surgical procedure that involves removing a tiny portion of the external surface of the aveolar bone. Following this procedure and the placement of braces, the body’s teeth can naturally move in a safe and effective manner, and soon the aveolar bone will heal, becoming even stronger than it was prior to having the procedure performed.

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 Wilckodontics 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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Candidate for Wilckodontics

Nearly any patient is a potential candidate for Wilckodontics, provided that you have a healthy bone structure and all of your permanent teeth are in. The procedure is especially popular with children, as it allows them to avoid what some feel is an embarrassing stigma associated with wearing traditional braces. Often parents will schedule for their children to have this procedure performed during the summer months, so by the time the
new school years rolls around, they are ready to share their new smile! The procedure is also popular with adults, as there can be an added stigma associated with having braces as an adult.

There are a range of immediate and long-term benefits that you or your child will enjoy following the Wilckodontics procedure, including the following:

  • Improved teeth stability
  • Shorter treatment time
  • Minimal associated risks
  • High success rate
  • Can eliminate need to perform jaw surgery or extract teeth
  • Can be performed on most patients
  • Creates a long-lasting smile

Wilckodontics Process

In order to determine if Wilckodontics is right for you, 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 Wilckodontics is determined to be the optimal treatment option for you, your procedure will typically begin with a local anesthetic. The type of anesthesia that is used may vary, depending upon the severity of your case as well as your overall sensitivity. Once you are properly numbed, your periodontist will pull back the gum tissue covering your roots. Next, they will score the bone in order to soften it. Bone is then grafted under the gums in order to alter the future movement of the tooth. Once this is complete, the traditional wire and brackets will be placed, which will keep the teeth in place during the healing process. Finally, the gums are sutured shut. During the healing period, the bony tissues will gradually harden back to their original state and strength.

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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 Wilckodontics

Following your Wilckodontics procedure, you may experience some soreness and discomfort. This can typically be managed by over-the-counter pain relievers, such as Ibuprofen or Advil. As you continue through the healing process, it will not be necessary to follow special aftercare instructions; however, to maximize the benefits and longevity of this procedure, it is critical 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 also important to schedule regular checkups every six months. By maintaining a consistent oral health care routine, you will significantly reduce your risk for developing additional periodontal issues and will continue enjoying a bright and healthy smile.

Wilckodontics Cost

There are a range of factors that can impact the final cost of having Wilckodontics treatment, 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 Wilckodontics and/or see if Wilckodontics is right for you or your child, 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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