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What Is Periodontics?

Keeping your gums healthy and so much more!
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Periodontics refers to a dental specialty that focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating all forms of periodontal (gum) disease. Plus, periodontists also excel in the placement of dental implants.

Our periodontist, Dr. Lorena Corzo, uses her vast experience and advanced training to provide everything you need for a beautiful smile.

By choosing an expert in the field, you will benefit from the latest procedures for treating periodontal disease tailored to your specific needs. Dr. Corzo not only provides you with quality periodontics, but she also educates you on how to maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home.

Periodontal Disease

What are the dangers and how can Big Boca Smiles help?

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Your gums are the foundation of a healthy smile and provide an important connection to your body that can have a real impact on your overall wellness.

If not treated in its earliest stages, periodontal disease can result in many dental issues that could go on to affect your systemic health. This disease has also been linked to other health issues, including diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and more.

Some periodontal disease symptoms are:
  • Gum recession
  • Loose or painful teeth
  • Bleeding gums when brushing or eating
  • Bad breath despite a good oral hygiene routine

At Big Boca Smiles…Learn more about our office…, we provide a range of non-invasive services to treat periodontal disease. Although most periodontal issues can be successfully treated like this, sometimes surgery is necessary.

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Our Periodontal Services
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Periodontal Maintenance
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Our periodontal maintenance consists of a personalized treatment plan with a series of in-depth cleanings to halt the spread of your periodontal disease. The ultimate goal here is to promote healthier gum tissue and protect the bones that support your teeth.

During each visit, we provide you with the best possible care, as well as compassionate advice to guide and empower you on your journey to healthy gums.

It is important to remember that you also play a crucial role in safeguarding your periodontal health. By adhering to a solid at-home hygiene routine, you can prevent significant health problems down the road.

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Scaling & Root Planing
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If your periodontal disease has extended and reached below the gum line, it can affect your tooth roots and even cause tooth loss. In cases like this, we recommend scaling and root planing.

These non-surgical procedures remove damaging bacteria from your teeth and can slow or stop periodontal disease from spreading. Essentially, it involves a deep cleaning of your teeth and roots above and below the gum line to remove any plaque, tartar, calculus, and/or harmful bacteria.

Get rid of gum disease once and for all in complete comfort thanks to Dr. Corzo’s modern techniques and soft touch.

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Dental Implants
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Losing a tooth to periodontal disease can be a traumatic experience for anyone. In addition, it can cause real problems for your dental health, such as teeth shifting, inability to speak, chew, and smile as usual, and bone loss.

Dental implants represent an ideal permanent solution for these issues because they look and act just like natural teeth.

As an expert in dental implantology, Dr. Corzo can provide you with the latest implant solutions so you can restore your smile and enjoy everyday life once again.

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Additional Surgery
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As we mentioned before, periodontics also involves surgery with two distinct purposes.

On the one hand, periodontics has an effective cosmetic application that improves your gum’s appearance and enhances your smile’s aesthetics. It can include preventing further gum recession or repairing existing damage.

Some procedures include:
  • Esthetic Crown Lengthening
  • Gingivectomy
  • Soft Tissue Graft
  • Frenectomy

On the other hand, it also provides a preventative and restorative approach. Periodontal surgery can reduce bacteria, prevent bone loss, stabilize your teeth, and prepare your jaw for implants.

Some of these procedures include:
  • Osseous Surgery
  • Sinus Augmentation
  • Bone & Tissue Regeneration
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What Our Patients Are Saying

‘‘I was very happy with the work that was done. They were also very welcoming.’’

Henry B.

‘‘Staff were friendly and detailed with their assessments and cleaning. Overall a great experience’’

Tiffany L.

‘‘Great team all around! Professional and friendly. Have been using their services for more than 30 years for the whole family. Can't think of going anywhere else.’’

Joe L.

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Meet Dr. Lorena Corzo

Your periodontal specialist in Boca Raton, FL.

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Dr. Lorena Corzo was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She comes from a family of doctors, which inspired her to choose a career in the health field.

From early on, Dr. Corzo developed a real passion for oral health, the mouth-body connection, and the artistry involved in making a smile beautiful. She was so fascinated with all of it that she decided to move to Florida to continue pursuing her dental profession.

Nowadays, Dr. Corzo is recognized as a leader in the field of periodontics and uses her expertise to help as many people as possible achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

  • DDS from Universidad Central de Venezuela
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at the University of Florida
  • Master of Science in Periodontics from Boston University
  • Periodontics Residency at Boston University
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Florida Dental Association
  • South Florida District Dental Association
  • Miami Dade Dental Society
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