Mississippi Periodontics and Implants
Curtis Caskey, DMD
Periodontist located in Ridgeland, MS
Any surgical procedure demands razor-sharp precision. At Mississippi Periodontics and Implants in Ridgeland, Mississippi, Curtis Caskey, DMD, offers innovative periodontal microsurgical procedures that give him increased visibility and that allow him to perform procedures with a minute field of vision. If you’re looking for precise solutions to periodontal problems, schedule an appointment with the office today by phone or through the online booking tool today.
Microsurgery Q & A
What is microsurgery?
Periodontal microsurgery uses a microscope and a fiber optic system to magnify the treatment area. Dr. Caskey uses microsurgery to get an infinitely more precise view of the area in which he is meant to perform surgery.
Microsurgery is a minimally-invasive surgical alternative that not only gives your doctor more clarity but also yields more durable results.
What procedures qualify for microsurgery?
Dr. Caskey can recommend microsurgery to enhance the results of a variety of procedures. Some of these include:
Dental implants refer to the placement of titanium posts directly into the jawbone that act as support for prosthetic teeth. Dr. Caskey uses microsurgical techniques to better locate the areas of stability for the posts.
An apicoectomy is a procedure that corrects a failed root canal treatment. In this case, the root canal wasn’t successful in eliminating dead nerves and infected tissue.
Gum disease treatment
While gum disease treatment can involve a wide range of procedures, microsurgery can be instrumental in helping Dr. Caskey get a clear image of the extent of the damage. Not only can it assist him in assessing the infection, but it can also help him locate its exact placement.
If you’re suffering from gum recession, you've most likely noticed that the gum tissue surrounding your teeth has pulled back. Gum grafting takes gum tissue from other areas of your mouth, typically from the roof of your mouth, and places it atop the receded area.
Dr. Caskey uses microsurgical techniques to perform incisions with far less suturing and much less discomfort post-treatment. Instead of cutting directly into the gum, Dr. Caskey creates a tunnel in the neck of the tooth into which he inserts the grafted tissue.
What are the benefits of microsurgery?
There are multiple benefits of microsurgery, including a more comfortable experience both for you and Dr. Caskey, and faster recovery. In addition to this, microsurgery can significantly increase Dr. Caskey’s precision.
Dr. Caskey is specialized in performing microsurgical procedures, though depending on the issue at hand, a more traditional intervention might be preferable.
Mississippi Periodontics and Implants offers cutting-edge microsurgical treatments to ensure the best results with as few complications as possible. Get in touch today by phone or online to learn more about what microsurgery can do for you.