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(515) 277-6358

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Des Moines Iowa's Choice in Periodontal Treatment

Advanced gum disease, periodontitis, affects nearly 50 percent of Americans over 30 years old, according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Tooth loss is frequently the unfortunate consequence when left untreated. But now, with numerous effective treatment options available for the advanced periodontal disease, losing teeth do not need to be the next step with an unhealthy gumline.

Scaling and Root Planing (SRP) is the first step in treating gum disease. It is a therapy performed by scraping and removing the plaque from the tooth and root areas. They then smoothen any roughness around the roots to stop bacteria from collecting again. SRP may take more than one visit if required. Dentists may use a local anesthetic to avoid any discomfort. Following SRP procedure, the gums will heal and reattach themselves into your fresh, clean surfaces of their tooth. In a couple of weeks, your dentist will assess your recovery and decide if additional treatment is essential.

If you need additional treatment, the American Academy of Periodontology describes various periodontal surgeries that can help stop the progression of your periodontal disease. Contact Iowa Dental Group today at  (515) 277-6358.

Periodontitis
What is Periodontitis?

Periodontitis is common but reasonably preventable. The cause is usually poor oral hygiene. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss. It's a risk factor for heart and lung diseases.

Symptoms include swollen, red, and tender gums. Treatment includes professionally cleaning the pockets around teeth to prevent damage to surrounding bone. Advanced cases may require surgery.

Pocket Depth Reduction

Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth. When you have periodontal disease, this supporting tissue and bone are damaged or destroyed, forming pockets around the teeth.

Over time, these complications worsen, and the pockets become deeper, providing a larger space for bacteria to grow. As bacteria develop around the teeth, they can accumulate and advance. These deep pockets collect even more bacteria, resulting in further bone and tissue loss. If you lose too much bone or tissue the teeth will need extraction.

Crown Lengthening

Periodontal procedures lay the foundation for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and to improve the esthetics of your gum line.

You may have asked your periodontist about procedures to improve your smile because your teeth appear short. Your teeth may be covered with too much gum tissue. To correct this, your periodontist performs crown lengthening.

During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth which can be done to one tooth to even your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile.

Your dentist or periodontist may also recommend crown lengthening to make a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure possible. Perhaps your tooth is decayed, broken below the gum line, or has insufficient tooth structure for a restoration, such as a crown or bridge. Crown lengthening adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth.

Soft Tissue Grafts

Periodontal procedures are available to stop further dental problems and gum recession and to improve the esthetics of your gum line.

Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Perhaps you wish to enhance your smile by covering one or more of these roots that make your teeth appear too long. Or, maybe you're not bothered by the appearance of these areas, but you cringe because the exposed roots are sensitive to hot or cold foods and liquids.

Your gums may have receded for a variety of reasons, including aggressive tooth brushing or periodontal disease. You may not be in control of what caused the recession, but before treatment, your periodontist can help you identify the factors contributing to the problem. Once controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.

Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession. During this procedure, your periodontist takes gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root which can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.

Non-Surgical Therapy

Non-surgical therapy removes plaque and calculus by controlling the growth of harmful bacteria and by treating conditions that encourage gum disease. This type of treatment may be all that's needed. You may also need to have certain procedures, such as replacing worn fillings or crowns with overhanging margins that can accumulate plaque, taken care of before periodontal therapy can begin.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling is a type of cleaning that removes plaque and calculus from the teeth at and slightly below the gumline. Root planing smooths root surfaces, so the supportive tissues can better reattach to the tooth surface. Often, this will be done under local anesthesia so you can relax as we rehabilitate your gums.

Occlusal Adjustment

We may either choose to adjust your bite so that your teeth meet correctly and function better or construct a custom bite guard or splint- a removable device that fits over upper or lower teeth - to protect teeth surfaces and relax tense jaw muscles.

Our Mission

We have always prided ourselves in offering the highest quality dentistry at a fair and reasonable fee. One that the patient is willing to pay with gratitude and we are willing to accept with gratitude. Our patients are satisfied when treatment is completed or we will continue to strive to meet our own high expectations.

Iowa Dental Group

You place a lot of trust in your dentist, and we will always be honest with you. This philosophy of educating our patients has been the hallmark of why we have been successful for over 30 years.

Our Services

Patients will be educated on the type of dentistry they need and will never feel pressured or receive any sales pitch to have treatment.

You will always know the fee before treatment is performed.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers

Teeth Whitening

Preventive & Restorative Care

Dental Implants

Dental Crowns & Bridges

Root Canal Therapy

Dentures

Children's Dentistry

Periodontal Treatment

Dental Emergencies

Family Dentistry

Night Guards

Snoring Appliances

Extractions

Be Proud of your Smile

If you are looking for a highly trained and experienced dentist in Des Moines, you have come to the right place. At our practice, you will receive the highest quality dental care. Our dental office uses the latest state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology, and we uphold the strictest sterilization techniques. We know that many people may feel anxious about coming to the dentist, so it is our goal to make your visit with us as pain and anxiety free as possible. We view it as our mission to educate our patients about all of their oral health care options and to help guide them to choose a treatment plan that is most suitable and appropriate for their needs.

Smiles for Miles!

We have so many terrific reviews it's impossible for us to list them all! Thanks for supporting Iowa Dental Group with your gratitude.

Dr. Bob always goes the extra mile. He consistently demonstrates that his primary concern is for the patient and their well being!read more
Mary Terry
Mary Terry
14:36 27 Apr 17
Dr. Bob and Dr. Brett are great! Always willing to listen and ready to get my problems solved.
Doug Messenger
Doug Messenger
20:28 16 May 17
I scheduled a consultation with Dr. Margeas for a small cosmetic issue with a tooth from a recommendation from my current Dentist. I have heard from many people (including my own dentist) that he was the best in cosmetic dentistry any where in the mid-west. My consultation was this morning. He was totally upfront about what he thinks the best route is for me and my teeth. I felt totally comfortable with his recommendations and confident in his abilities. I've been to an other dentist about this same issue years ago and it didn't feel right. Now that I've had the consultation with Dr. Margeas, I'm excited to finally move forward with fixing it. Every staff member was very welcoming and pleasant. It was a really nice place to be with a great energy there. If I didn't like my normal dentist so much, I'd absolutely become a regular there! Maybe I'll pop in for an extra cleaning or something. I'm happy to have found Dr. Margeas and his staff to help me correct my cosmetic issue. I highly recommend this business!read more
Brittany Reed
Brittany Reed
21:45 06 Feb 17
I was a bit worried going from my family dentist of over 12 years to a new provider, but they made me feel right at home immediately. Everyone was so friendly and wonderful. Already looking forward to going back in 6 months. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone!read more
Sarah Bailey
Sarah Bailey
01:09 22 Jul 16
Had my first appointment with Dr. Margeas and his operation is absolutely first class. All of his staff were wonderful, I was in and out in a short amount of time and felt very satisfied. I'm so thankful to have been recommended to try out Iowa Dental Group and would absolutely recommend them to anyone!read more
David Kinsley
David Kinsley
14:55 12 Aug 16
Competent, professional service! If you need dental work, this is the place to be👍😊
VeeAnn Cartwright
VeeAnn Cartwright
21:43 15 Aug 17
From the moment I arrived to the moment I left I felt me and my teeth were in great hands. The whole team is so kind, and my dentist was fantastic. I originally went in wanting veneers, keep in mind I am overly critical of my smile and teeth, and it was all I knew. My dentist educated me that he did not think veneers were the best choice for me, and gave me a much better option which costed about 6 times less than what veneers would have. He is a great dentist because he won't just do what makes him the most money, he does what is best for the patient. I just got done with my appointment and I could not be more overjoyed with my results. Thank you Iowa Dental Group team!:)read more
Caitlin Verette
Caitlin Verette
16:36 25 Sep 17

IDG Location

Iowa Dental Group prides ourselves in offering the highest quality dentistry at a fair and reasonable fee.

Iowa Dental Group

1233 63rd Street
Des Moines, Ia 50311
(515) 277-6358


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We have over 100 years of combined experience in our office and look forward to answering any questions or concerns you may have regarding your overall oral health.

Iowa Dental Group proudly serves the following areas.

Office Hours
Monday:7:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday:7:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:7:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday:7:30am - 5:00pm
Friday:Closed
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:Closed