We are pleased to welcome you to our website. Our dental practice provides comprehensive periodontal therapy. We offer all forms of periodontal treatment, including laser, nonsurgical and surgical therapy.
Why should you see Dr. Lewis for your periodontal treatment?
Dr. Lewis is uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive periodontal therapy to any patient. He is the only dentist in Northern Wisconsin with advanced training in both periodontics and general dentistry (see Professional Training). He has successfully treated tens of thousands of patients over the past 30 years with every kind of periodontal problem, ranging from simple issues to the most complex and difficult cases. Dr. Lewis has devoted hundreds of hours pursuing continuing education in both periodontics and general dentistry. His training, experience and expertise enable him to provide the most advanced and state-of-the art care, including recently developed techniques utilizing dental lasers. His patients come from as far away as Upper Michigan in the north to Wisconsin Rapids in the south to seek treatment. The combination of extensive professional training and over 30 years of experience treating over 20,000 patients make Dr. Lewis well qualified to successfully diagnose and treat any periodontal problem.
Why is it so important to treat periodontal disease?
Periodontal (gum) disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. An estimated 80% of American adults have some form of periodontal disease. But gum disease not only affects your mouth - it can adversely affect your general health. Periodontal disease has been identified as a contributing factor for a number of serious medical conditions, including:
• Diabetes • Respiratory infections • Pregnancy complications
• Cardiovascular disease • Stroke • Kidney disease
• Osteoporosis • Alzheimer's disease • Dementia
Patients with periodontal disease are at higher risk of for all of these serious conditions. By treating and controlling your gum disease, you can also improve your overall health.
What types of treatment are there for periodontal disease?
There are a variety of periodontal treatment options available today, including laser, nonsurgical and surgical. Each treatment plan is individualized and designed to meet the specific needs of each patient.