Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

2020 SW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33145
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Welcome to the Dental Practice of
Dr. Gallardo and Dr. Lamas

Welcome to the Gallardo & Lamas Periodontics and Implant Dentistry web site. As Miami Dental Specialists we believe that we have an obligation to improve the quality of care of the general population by providing world class service & state of the art results. Our doctors are some of the industry’s elite starting with Dr. Gallardo having received his dental specialty degree from Boston University School of Dental Medicine and Dr. Lamas from Baylor College of Dentistry. Our partnership brings you decades of experience in ethical decision making for the most up to date treatments of gum diseases and dental implant replacements.

We are committed to constantly raising the bar of patient care. If you are worried about losing your teeth and would like to learn more about what treatment options are available, you have come to the right place.  Better yet, imagine knowing that your next visit to the dentist can be a completely new experience where you wake up to a beautiful new smile! We are dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy, functional and confident smile by providing technologically advanced care in the form of breakthrough treatments. Our mission is to continue to redefine the practice of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.

FDA approved Laser reverses Gum Disease
Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure or LANAP

Gum Disease Consultation Experience

Drs Gallardo and Lamas are proud to announce that the PerioLase Laser has arrived in the City of Miami.  Similar to what LASIK did for eye problems, this patented and FDA cleared laser therapy allows us to treat periodontal patients with a minimally invasive breakthrough procedure. For the first time, Laser Periodontal Therapy™ is available for our patients otherwise facing gum surgery for periodontal disease.

If you're like millions of other Americans, you could be one of more than 75% of Americans who have periodontal disease, the major cause of tooth loss in adults.  Until now, that meant surgery and sutures. But today, our office offers  LANAP™.   You can feel confident knowing Drs Gallardo and Lamas continue to have world-class technology and care.

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If you're facing surgery for periodontal disease, call 305.447.1447
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Procedure Spotlight

Dental Implants - These are teeth that look and feel just like your own! When a tooth is lost, it's best to replace it with an implant as promptly as possible. After tooth loss, the load on each remaining tooth is increased because there are fewer of them. To restore proper chewing ability, the support lost from the missing tooth needs to be increased.

To compare chewing efficiency, let's assume a patient with all his or her natural teeth can chew at 100 percent efficiency. With every tooth that is lost, the amount of chewing efficiency decrease depends on whether or not the teeth are replaced and how. Ultimately, if all teeth are lost, the patient will have perhaps a 15 to 18 percent chewing efficiency (even with good-fitting dentures on adequate bony ridges).

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours are preserved.

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Posted November 24, 2014 6:30 AM in periodontal disease
by DRS. JOHN P. GALLARDO AND WILLIAM P. LAMAS

Some dental problems can creep up on you and you might not know you have them until you see a dentist. For example, you might not notice early signs of tooth decay or a cavity forming or you might not be aware that you have early signs of periodontal disease. Other dental problems make their presence known in a way that's a bit more obvious. For example, the major sign that you have a dental abscess, or a buildup of bacteria and pus either just underneath the tooth or in the gum, is severe pain. Usually, if you think you have a dental abscess, the best thing you can do is call your dentist, as professional treatment is needed to clear the infection, keep it from spreading and keep it from coming back. What Causes an Abscess A number of things can lead to a dental abscess. The condition is often a complication of gum disease or tooth decay. A periodontal abscess, which forms in the... continue

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Posted November 17, 2014 10:10 AM in gum disease
by DRS. JOHN P. GALLARDO AND WILLIAM P. LAMAS

You're brushing your teeth when you notice that some of them look longer than the others. When you run your tongue over the surface of your teeth, you feel a small notch or bump at the gum line. Both are signs that your gums are receding. While gum recession might sound like a small issue, it can have a negative impact on your oral health, putting you at greater risk for tooth loss, severe gum disease and tooth decay. Why Do Gums Recede? Gums recede for several reasons, some of them beyond your control and some of them within your control. Your family history and genes might be part of the reason why your gums are receding, for example. If your mom or dad had gingival recession, it's likely you will, too. Not keeping up a good dental health routine can also lead to gum recession. When you don't floss daily or skip brushing your teeth, you allow plaque to build up. The plaque hardens into... continue

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