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 July 17, 2014 5:55 AM in gum disease
by DR. JOHN PAUL GALLARDO

The majority of adults in the US have some form of gum disease, according the Centers for Disease Control. A number of factors contribute to a person's risk for developing gum disease. Some of the leading causes of the condition include using tobacco or smoking and having poor oral hygiene habits. Without treatment, gum disease can cause you to lose your teeth and can contribute to a range of other health problems, such as heart disease. The condition progresses in stages. In the earliest stage, it's known as gingivitis. Understanding what gingivitis is and what can happen if it's not treated is important for keeping your mouth in the best shape possible. Gingivitis develops when you have plaque buildup on your teeth and gums. Plaque is a film made of sugars and bacteria. When it stays on the teeth, it hardens into tartar, which can only be removed by a dentist. The plaque and tartar... continue

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Posted July 10, 2014 5:55 AM in Implant Dentistry
by DR. JOHN PAUL GALLARDO

There are times in everyone's life when they want to clench or grind their teeth together. You might be frustrated with your job or the kids might be driving you crazy. But, if you grind your teeth without realizing it, whether awake or asleep, you might be causing considerable damage to your teeth and gums. After a period of time, you might need to replace one or more of your teeth due to your grinding habit. The Problem If you suffer from bruxism, you either clench your teeth together, meaning you clamp down with your jaw, pushing the tops of your teeth together, or you grind your teeth, meaning there is some back and forth movement. You can clench or grind your teeth while fully awake or you might do it as you sleep. If you're a nighttime grinder, you have sleep-related or nocturnal bruxism. Bruxism is pretty common in the U.S. Up to 40 million people are thought to grind or clench... continue

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