Gum disease, or periodontal disease, results when bacteria form pockets in your gums, causing the soft tissues to pull away from the underlying bone and teeth. Dr. Joseph Trovato is a recognized expert in the treatment of this condition, and continues to present lectures to other dentists on the subject of periotherapy. He offers gentle, precise laser periodontal treatment utilizing a state of the art laser to target the diseased tissues while preserving the healthy tissue.
Dr. Trovato has extensive functional orthodontic training and offers traditional braces as well. Taking advantage of growth patterns and utilizing state of the art light force wires, we are able to offer an accelerated treatment time that still provides lasting results. Most patients wear braces for less than twelve months, and the average case lasts just nine. Less time in braces means less of a chance for decay.
Dr. Trovato proudly treats patients of all ages. He provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of children, our senior patients, and everyone in between. Our entire office team is committed to your comfort, convenience, and dental health. That is why we provide friendly, compassionate service in a welcoming environment. Whether you need pediatric sealants, cosmetic treatment, or a full set of dentures, we are here to enhance your smile.
If dental decay spreads to the nerve of your tooth, you may require root canal therapy. Using laser therapy, as well as traditional techniques, Dr. Trovato offers extremely efficient, comfortable treatment. After he has cleaned all bacteria and debris from the inner chamber of your tooth, he will fill the root canal with an inert material. This part of the procedure can typically be completed in as little as 15 minutes. You will later return to the office so Dr. Trovato can place your custom-made crown.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) develops when your soft palate or tongue collapses while you sleep, blocking your airways. With each cessation of breathing, you will wake up or move to a lighter stage of sleep, meaning you never get a full night’s rest. Dr. Trovato offers a number of treatments for sleep apnea, including splints and mouth guards. He also uses an advanced laser treatment, which tightens the soft palate to prevent it from blocking your air passages. This simple, non-surgical procedure can reduce snoring by up to 50%.
We provide a number of restorative services, and Dr. Trovato will always attempt to save a tooth whose health is threatened. However, when the damage is severe, an extraction may be the only way to end your discomfort and protect the surrounding teeth. Dr. Trovato performs single tooth, multiple teeth, and full mouth extractions, as well as wisdom tooth removal. By using a surgical laser to perform these extractions, he can minimize your discomfort, risks, and recovery time.
If you are considering dental implants, you must have a strong and dense enough jawbone to support your new restorations. However, when you are missing teeth, you rapidly begin to lose jawbone volume, decreasing your eligibility for implants. With a bone grafting procedure, Dr. Trovato can strengthen your bone structure using your own tissue or a substitute material. He can also perform ridge preservation by grafting tissue immediately after extraction to prevent future bone degeneration.
At Trovato Family Laser Dentistry, we are proud to be on the cutting edge of dental technology. Our digital x-rays give Dr. Trovato a clearer image than traditional film x-rays, and they allow for 90% less x-ray exposure as compared to film. We also use a computerized gum exam and laser cavity detection, which enable the dentist to diagnose and treat the earliest signs of decay and periodontal disease. Of course, we are also fully equipped with several types of lasers to treat your teeth and soft tissues.
In addition to protecting your oral health, we also strive to enhance your overall wellbeing. We offer customized vitamin protocols, anti-aging supplements, and regenerative medicine. Dr. Trovato is certified in these treatment areas, and offers personalized treatment, pharmaceutical grade vitamins, and counseling for anti-aging and optimal health. Both short-term and long-term treatment plans are available, and we can help you develop one that helps you look and feel your best.