Winston Salem, NC

At Reynolda Smiles, we understand that your oral health is a vital part of your overall well-being. That’s why we offer comprehensive periodontic services designed to keep your smile both beautiful and healthy. Our expert team, led by experienced periodontists, is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Get in touch with our office in Winston Salem, NC to arrange an appointment!

What Is Periodontics?

Periodontics is a specialized field of dentistry focused on the structures supporting your teeth—primarily your gums and the bone beneath them. Our periodontists are experts in preventing, diagnosing, and treating gum disease and other conditions affecting the supporting tissues of your teeth.

The Link Between Periodontal Health & Overall Health

Emerging research highlights a significant connection between periodontal health and overall health. Conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory issues have been linked to gum disease. At Reynolda Smiles, we emphasize the importance of periodontal health as a key component of your overall health and wellness.

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a progressive condition that affects the gums and the surrounding structures of the teeth. It’s typically caused by plaque buildup and can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. The condition is one of the most common oral health problems and can have significant consequences if left untreated.

Symptoms Of Periodontal Disease

Understanding the symptoms of periodontal disease in each stage is crucial for early detection and effective treatment.


Gingivitis is the earliest stage of periodontal disease. It is characterized by inflammation of the gums, caused primarily by the buildup of plaque, a sticky film of bacteria. Symptoms include red, swollen gums and bleeding during brushing or flossing. At this stage, the damage is still reversible, as the bone and connective tissue that hold the teeth in place are not yet affected.


In this stage, the infection spreads from the gums to the bone and fibers that support the teeth.

Symptoms of gingivitis persist, and gum pockets may begin to form as the gum starts to pull away from the tooth. Bone loss might be detectable through dental x-rays.

Advanced Periodontitis

This is the most severe stage of periodontal disease. Significant bone loss and gum recession occur, severely compromising the teeth’s stability. There may be pus between the teeth and gums, deep pockets, and noticeable gaps between teeth. The risk of tooth loss is high in this stage.

Common Periodontal Procedures

Scaling & Root Planing

This non-surgical procedure is performed by our experienced dental professionals. It involves meticulously cleaning the surfaces of your teeth and their roots below the gum line. By removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria from these areas, we allow for these gum pockets to close and the gums to reattach to the teeth, preventing the progression of periodontal disease.

Pocket Reduction Therapy

In advanced gum disease cases, our pocket reduction therapy offers an effective solution to reduce the depth of periodontal pockets. This surgical procedure allows us to access and thoroughly clean the infected areas, removing bacteria and promoting gum healing. By reducing pocket depths, it becomes easier to clean your teeth and maintain optimal gum health, preventing further progression of gum disease.

Dental Implant Placement

At our clinic, we specialize in implant dentistry to provide comprehensive tooth replacement solutions. Our skilled team utilizes advanced techniques to carefully place dental implants, effectively restoring both the function and aesthetics of your smile. Whether you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, we offer customized implant treatments tailored to your specific needs.

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Our expert periodontists are dedicated to enhancing the appearance of your smile. With cosmetic periodontal surgery, we focus on achieving a more balanced and attractive look by reshaping your gums. By carefully sculpting the gum line, we can create harmonious 

proportions and improve the overall aesthetics of your smile.

Gum Grafting

If you are experiencing gum recession, our gum grafting procedure can help protect your teeth from decay and sensitivity. During this treatment, our skilled surgeons transplant healthy gum tissue to areas where the gum has receded. This promotes gum tissue regeneration, restores proper gum coverage, and enhances the overall health and appearance of your smile.

Crown Lengthening

Sometimes, for restorative or cosmetic purposes, it may be necessary to expose more of the tooth structure. Our crown lengthening procedure involves a surgical technique that precisely removes excess gum tissue, allowing us to reveal more of the tooth’s surface. This enables us to create a solid foundation for restorations, such as dental crowns, ensuring optimal function and aesthetics.

Bone Grafting & Regeneration

For patients with insufficient bone volume, we offer bone grafting and regeneration procedures. By carefully placing biocompatible materials in the areas of bone loss, we stimulate the growth of new bone tissue. This provides a solid foundation for dental implants and ensures long-term stability and success of the restoration.

Sinus Augmentation

When it comes to upper jaw implants, sinus augmentation plays a crucial role in creating a stable foundation. This procedure involves gently lifting the sinus membrane and placing a bone graft in the sinus cavity. By enhancing the bone volume in this area, we can successfully support the placement of dental implants, restoring functionality and aesthetics to your smile.

Ridge Preservation

Following tooth extraction, ridge preservation is a technique used to prevent bone loss and maintain the natural contours of your face and smile. Our skilled team carefully preserves the integrity of the extraction site by placing grafting materials, which promote new bone growth and maintain the optimal shape of the jawbone. This ensures a solid foundation for future tooth replacement options.

At our clinic, we are committed to providing comprehensive periodontal and implant services tailored to your unique needs. Our experienced team utilizes state-of-the-art techniques and technologies to deliver exceptional results, ensuring your oral health and smile are in the best hands.

Your Smile, Our Commitment

At Reynolda Smiles, we go beyond treating teeth and gums; we genuinely care for our patients. Our state-of-the-art facility, combined with a compassionate and skilled team, ensures that your periodontal needs are met with the utmost care. We believe in a patient-centered approach, where your comfort and health are our top priorities. Choose Reynolda Smiles for a lifetime of healthy smiles and join our family of satisfied patients. Call us today to schedule your appointment and take the first step toward optimal oral health.

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