Welcome to Periodontal Specialists
At Periodontal Specialists, we are a patient first practice. Providing high quality periodontal care for long-term outcomes. We strive to make our patients feel comfortable from the initial phone call to completion of their treatment. We specialize in surgical periodontal treatments, as well as, bone regeneration and implant placement. We work closely with your referring dentist to coordinate care to be completed in a timely manner.
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Meet Dr. Shannon
Dr. Patrick Shannon grew up locally in Braintree, MA. He graduated cum laude from Salve Regina University with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He then went onto Tufts University School of Dental Medicine to receive his Doctorate in Dental Medicine.
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A dental implant is an ideal solution if you are missing one or more teeth. As a periodontist, Dr. Shannon specializes in the treatment planning and placement of dental implants. Once in place, the implant will serve as the root component of a dental prosthesis. Because it becomes a part of you, an implant is the next best thing to your natural tooth.
Bone grafting involves adding bits of bone or grafting whole pieces of bone from other parts of the body to the jawbone. This is done to regenerate bone tissue lost due to periodontal disease or other factors. On the other hand, bone contouring involves removing bone from the jaw to reshape it for cosmetic or functional purposes.
Gum graft surgery may be the best way to address severe gum recession. Gum recession can be the result of periodontal disease, aging, trauma, over-brushing, and misaligned teeth. Gum recession can result in substantial sensitivity issues, pain, and poor smile aesthetics.