Founded in 1983 • 65 years of combined experience

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Founded in 1983 • 65 years of combined experience

Gum Disease Treatment options
in Tampa, Florida

at Coastal Jaw Surgery

When you choose Coastal Jaw Surgery, you are in expert, caring hands. We offer a wide range of oral health care services including Same Day Teeth®, traditional dental implants, oral surgery, and periodontal services.


Gum Disease Treatment
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at Coastal Jaw Surgery
Gum Disease Treatment

at Coastal Jaw Surgery

Gum Disease Treatment options
in Tampa, Florida

at Coastal Jaw Surgery

When you choose Coastal Jaw Surgery, you are in expert, caring hands. We offer a wide range of oral health care services including Same Day Teeth®, traditional dental implants, oral surgery, and periodontal services.


Gum Disease Treatment
<br/>
<br/>
at Coastal Jaw Surgery
Gum Disease Treatment

at Coastal Jaw Surgery

Gum Disease treatment for optimal oral health outcomes

Nearly 65 million Americans currently suffer from gum disease, an increasingly common inflammatory disease that is the leading cause of tooth loss. Gum disease develops when bacterial plaque forms on your teeth and begins to attack your teeth and gums, creating deepened pockets in the space between your gums, which allows for more bacteria to accumulate and additional damage to occur. Over time, this bacteria plaque will harden and turn into tartar. Once gum disease has progressed to this point, periodontal intervention will be necessary. If left untreated, gum disease can result in increasingly severe oral health issues, such as gum recession, loosened or missing teeth, and jawbone deterioration. Gum disease is also linked to other systemic health issues, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Our clinic offers several treatment options for halting, reversing, and preventing gum disease, including scaling and root planing, gum grafting, osseous surgery, and regular periodontal maintenance.

At Coastal Jaw Surgery, every patient who walks through our door will receive VIP Treatment delivered by Board-Certified Periodontists who specialize in identifying and treating gum disease and other issues related to the periodontium. We also provide comprehensive treatment options to ensure similar issues do not develop in the future. For over three decades, we have proudly provided thousands of patients in the Tampa Bay area with dental implant and oral surgery services, including oral surgery, Same Day Teeth®, and periodontal services. To schedule an appointment, contact us today at (800) NEW-LOOK.

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Dr. Michael A. Pikos
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Michael A. Pikos

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Michael a.
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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Michael A. Pikos is the founder of Coastal Jaw Surgery, the world renowned Pikos Institute, and the inventor of Same Day Teeth®. He is recognized as a world authority on dental implant surgical reconstruction.

Dr. Kenneth L. Anderson
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Kenneth L. Anderson

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Kenneth l.
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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Anderson practices full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery with emphasis on dental alveolar surgery, implants, tissue grafting, general anesthesia, facial trauma, cleft palate, and orthognathic surgery.

Dr. Jason B. Blundell
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Jason B. Blundell

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Jason B.
Blundell

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Blundell specializes in dentoalveolar surgery (teeth extractions, wisdom teeth extraction and alveplasty), dental implants, tissue grafting, general anesthesia, facial trauma and orthognathic surgery.

Dr. Nicole Hernandez
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Nicole Hernandez

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Nicole Hernandez

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Hernandez practices as a dual- degree Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. She employs a full scope of treatment with emphasis on extractions, dental implants, bone grafting, pathology, and TMJ.

Dr. Philip J. Hedger
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Philip J. Hedger

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Philip J.
Hedger

Prosthodontist

Dr. Hedger specializes in treating issues that involve restoring missing teeth. He is highly trained in dental implants, crowns, bridges and dentures. Dr. Hedger is a faculty member of the Pikos Institute, teaching implant prosthodontics.

Dr. Anthony Pikos
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Anthony Pikos

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Anthony M.
Pikos

Periodontist

Dr. Pikos, a Board Certified Periodontist, employs a full scope of advanced treatment with an emphasis on periodontal cosmetic procedures, periodontal therapy, dental implants, bone grafting, and perio-orthodontic procedures.

Dr. Lindsey Pikos Rosati
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Lindsey Pikos Rosati

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Lindsey
Pikos Rosati

Periodontist

Dr. Lindsey Pikos Rosati has been with Coastal Jaw Surgery as a Board Certified Periodontist since 2017. Dr. Rosati specializes in implants, periodontal surgery & therapies, bone grafting, and perio-orthodontic procedures.

Treatment Options for Gum Disease

If you are in the early stages, it may be possible to halt and reverse gum disease by performing a scaling and root planning procedure, which involves removing the plaque or calculus from the root, then smoothing the surface of the root to inhibit the growth and accumulation of future bacteria. While this approach to correcting gum disease is often very effective, especially if conducted in the early stages of the disease, it will be necessary to schedule regular periodontal maintenance every three to six months, and possibly with greater frequency to ensure gum disease does not develop again.

More advanced cases of gum disease may require surgical intervention to restore the functionality and improve the cosmetic appearance of your teeth. When periodontal disease has become so advanced that traditional treatment methods are no longer sufficient and regular brushing and cleaning techniques are no longer able to remove the harmful bacteria, osseous surgery (also known as periodontal pocket reduction) may be necessary. Osseous surgery is a surgical procedure that involves eliminating bacteria, reducing pockets, and smoothing damaged bone to create a healthy environment where your gums can reattach to the bone.

In addition to osseous surgery, patients who have developed significant gum recession due to advanced periodontal disease may benefit from a gum graft. A gum graft corrects receded gums by taking a piece of tissue (typically from the roof of the mouth) or donor tissue and suturing it over the area of recession. Placing this new tissue helps stimulate new growth, reduces your risk of developing periodontal disease, and improves the aesthetic appearance of one’s smile. A gingivectomy may also be performed for patients who do not respond to traditional periodontal therapeutic treatment, such as scaling and root planning. During a gingivectomy, the gums are removed and reshaped in order to reduce the pocketing around your teeth, which can house harmful bacteria.

Cost of Treating Gum Disease

The cost of treating gum disease will depend on a variety of factors, including what procedures are performed as part of your treatment plan, what type of dental sedation is used, and (if applicable) your dental insurance plan coverage. At Coastal Jaw Surgery, we are committed to providing you with high-quality oral care in a manner that is simple and efficient. To help meet your unique budget and needs, we offer the following financing options:

  • Carecredit® Healthcare Financing (interest free financing for dental care)
  • GreenSky® Patient Financing
  • Lending Club Patient Financing

We also accept traditional insurance, and as a courtesy to you, are happy to file and track your insurance claim and assist with insurance family plans. To help facilitate this process, please have your insurance information prepared at your appointment, including your insurance and identification card. To help you maximize your benefits, we are also happy to provide a written diagnostic report and X-rays to your insurance company if necessary.

Please note: Dental insurance only covers part of your total expenses; any remaining out-of-pocket expenses must be paid following service. We accept cash, debit cards, and most major credit cards (MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express).

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Our goal at Coastal Jaw Surgery is to make the process of receiving quality dental care as smooth as possible, from the time you enter our office to the conclusion of the payment process. Do you have questions? We are here to help you.

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Same Day Teeth®
at Pikos Institute

8740 Mitchell Blvd
New Port Richey, FL 34655
(727) 877-0011

Pinellas Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
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at Clearwater, FL
Pinellas Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

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Pinellas Periodontics
at Clearwater

3003 Enterprise Rd E
Clearwater, FL 33759
(727) 799-4492

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Coastal Jaw Surgery
at Palm Harbor

2711 Tampa Rd.
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
(727) 786-1631

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Coastal Jaw Surgery
at Spring Hill

4372 Commercial Way
Spring Hill, FL 34606
(352) 596-6804

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Coastal Jaw Surgery
at Tampa

11940 Sheldon Rd
Tampa, FL 33626
(727) 877-0011

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Coastal Jaw Surgery
at Trinity

8845 Hawbuck St
Trinity, FL 34655
(727) 375-0469

How to Reduce Your Risk of Gum Disease

Although some patients are more predisposed to developing gum disease than others, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing gum disease, one of the most important being practicing good oral hygiene habits at home. It may also be necessary to make lifestyle changes, such as limiting certain foods or beverages, avoiding tobacco use, or implementing a mouth rinse as part of your daily oral hygiene routine. We also strongly encourage our clients to follow a six-month ongoing maintenance program, which includes regular professional cleanings of your teeth and allows us to monitor your overall oral health. By scheduling regular maintenance, and continuing to follow good daily oral hygiene habits, you will significantly reduce your risk of developing gum disease and continue to enjoy a bright, healthy smile.

Contact Coastal Jaw Surgery

In addition to maintaining a private practice, Dr. Michael A. Pikos also founded the Pikos Institute in 1990, a now globally recognized teaching organization that provides surgical and technology-based training for clinicians throughout the world to perform predictable, prosthetically driven implant dentistry. Whether you are having oral surgery, dental implants, or periodontal services, you can feel confident that you are receiving care from oral health professionals who are at the forefront of oral surgery education and leaders in the fields of periodontal services and implant dentistry.

To learn more about our clinic and services, or to schedule an appointment for treating and preventing gum disease, contact us today at (800) 639-5665 or fill out an online form.