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About Our Practice
Periodontal Diseases What you need to know
Periodontal Treatment


The First

What To

Surgical Treatments

Surgery What
to Expect

Why You
Need Surgery


Post Surgery Instructions

Dental Implants
case studies
Dentist corner - implants
Lectures & Publications
Important links
Contact us
Periodontal services

Dr. Shapoff and Dr. Wasserlauf are dental specialists who is trained to provide:

  • Complete periodontal and dental examinations
  • Treatment of gum infections (non-surgical)
  • Treatment of bite problems and TMJ problems
  • Treatment of gum recession problems
  • Treatment of bone loss problems (surgical treatment)
  • Placement of dental implants for missing teeth, bridges or dentures
  • Laser treatment of gum problems or tooth sensitivity
  • Learn more about the link between smoking and gum disease.

non-surgical services

  • Scaling and root planing
  • Laser curettage of inflamed gum tissue
  • Dental hygiene appointments
  • Oral hygiene instruction
  • Local delivery of antibiotics and antimicrobials
  • Bacterial diagnostics studies
  • Bite adjustment and occlusal procedures
  • Appliance therapy to control harmful biting habits
  • Periodontal maintenance (recall)

Periodiontal surgical services
  • Crown lengthening and other pre-prosthetic procedures
  • Mucogingival (gum tissue and connective tissue) grafting procedure. Learn more.
  • Bone grafting and regeneration procedures
  • Osseous/Flap Surgery
  • Crown lengthening
  • Frenectomy and pre-orthodontic procedures
  • Guided tissue bone augmentation
  • Guided tissue regeneration
  • Dental Implant procedures

Click here to see Case Studies

Surgery - what to expect
Why do I need surgery?
Answers to common questions
Post surgery instructions

Your first visit

Usually the first visit consists of a thorough periodontal examination and explanation of the conditions in your mouth. We generally schedule one hour for this visit. If you have had recent x-rays, please contact your dentist and have these x-rays sent to our office or bring them with you for your first visit.

Some patients may have medical conditions that require antibiotics prior to periodontal examination. If you know you have a history of heart murmur, rheumatic fever, prolapsed mitral valve, heart valve or bone joint replacement, please contact our office before your first appointment so that we may contact your physician. Please be assured that if you have an emergency problem or are in discomfort this will be taken care of at that first visit.

What to expect your first visit

The method of treatment for periodontal disease depends on the extent of damage and severity of the condition. Often our office can remedy the problem by non-surgical treatment of your gums; however when bone loss has occurred through disease, we may have to correct the problem surgically in order to help you arrest your disease and prevent it from recurring. These surgical procedures are office appointments and usually will not interfere with your normal routine.

Complete treatment may range from only a few office visits to 10-12 appointments over a six-month period or longer. The length of treatment time depends on the severity and how we can best correct it to prevent you from losing your teeth through this very common but devastating dental problem (periodontal disease).

Dr. Shapoff and his staff believe that your treatment can be most successful only if you become fully involved in understanding your condition. We encourage you to ask questions and read the printed literature our office has available for you. We routinely send a consultation report to your dentist after your initial examination and upon completion of treatment.


71 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT. 06430    203-255-7771
2 Cherry Street, Milford, CT 06460    203-878-8596

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