Our goal is to provide you with exceptional periodontal and dental implant care near Independence, KY and Northern Kentucky
An important aspect of our practice is our warmth, approachability, and emphasis on communication. Our caring staff will work with you regarding finances and scheduling, and are never too busy to address your questions and concerns. We likewise communicate closely with your referring dentist to ensure strong continuity of care. We find a strong collaborative effort results in the best possible treatment results.
On your first visit to our office, you will receive a comprehensive periodontal or dental implant evaluation. Following this examination, Dr. Cassity will discuss your treatment options with you and help you come to an informed decision regarding treatment. We offer some of the latest procedures for cosmetic and functional results, including cosmetic soft tissue grafting and laser periodontal therapy.
We hope you find this website a useful introduction to our practice and services. If you have questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our office at (859) 282-8080.
The word "periodontal" literally means "around the tooth." Periodontal disease (also known as "gum disease," "pyorrhea" or "periodontal infection") is an ongoing bacterial infection in the gums and bone around your teeth. This infection leads to an inflammation under the gums, and if not treated, this inflammation can destroy the bone around your teeth. This results in tooth loss. Approximately 75% of all adult tooth loss is due to periodontal infection.
More importantly, research has associated periodontal infection to several serious medical problems, including heart disease, diabetes and stroke (see the "The Consequences of Periodontal Disease" section). As ongoing research continues to define how periodontal disease is associated with these and other health problems, oral health maintenance is essential. Periodontal health is a key component to a healthy body.
LANAP™ is a gentle, conservative, non-invasive method of treating gum disease without cutting, suturing or removing tissue. Using a precision laser, Dr. Cassity is able to kill up to 99% of the disease-causing bacteria in the periodontal pockets. Because there is no defense against the laser, the bacteria can not adapt and avoid elimination as with antibiotic treatment.
Additionally, the precision of the laser allows Dr. Cassity to avoid removing significant tissue. This allows for a faster recovery and minimal loss of tooth and bone structure after the procedure.