Our Services Test

We are committed to providing quality care to our North Raleigh patients by offering the periodontics and dentistry services services you need to achieve the smile you want.

On your first visit in our office we will:

  • Review past medical and dental history
  • Complete detailed periodontal exam
  • Discuss results
  • Explain and recommend treatment

We now participate with the following insurance plans:

  • BCBS of NC
  • Met Life
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • United Healthcare

“Dr. Singletary and his staff offer exceptional, compassionate care with attention to details. Not every doctor calls and checks on patients after procedures like Dr. Singletary does. He gives patients his cell phone number to call with any question.”
-Krista, patient of 9 years

Please select an item from our menu of services or call our office for more information.

DENTAL IMPLANTS

For many people who are missing teeth, dental implants are the next best thing to having their own. With years of university-based research and clinical use, there’s now a long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing alternative to missing teeth – dental implants.

The Procedure

Dental implant patients are usually placed under local anesthesia in the dental office. The procedure is less traumatic than an extraction and post operatively should be less tender. The implant is placed in the jaw and allowed to heal. This is usually four months. The implant may be temporized immediately but this is usually under special conditions. Most of the time the implant is done in two stages for optimal healing. Stage one is the implant placement and healing. Stage two is the restorative phase. The prosthetic device is fabricated by your Dentist and placed.

Care and Maintenance

To maintain this condition, your dentist will recommend an oral hygiene program. If you follow the program consistently your implants can last as long as your natural teeth.

CROWN LENGTHENING

Crown lengthening is used for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and will also improve the aesthetics of your gum line. Crown lengthening adjusts the bone and gum level so more of the tooth is exposed and can be restored in the cases of dental decay and tooth fracture. If your teeth appear short, gum tissue can be removed to expose more of your teeth and improve your smile. This procedure feels like pressure on the gums, takes 1 hour to complete and generally is healed well enough to eat after 10 days.

The Procedure

Crown lengthening involves reshaping the gum and bone tissue to expose more of the tooth.

Care and Maintenance

To maintain this condition, your dentist will recommend an oral hygiene program.

ROOT COVERAGE/GUM GRAFTING OPTIONS

Free Gingival Grafts are designed to enhance or replace the amount of gum supporting a tooth if there is inadequate gum tissue or if recession has occurred to expose the root. This may also improve the esthetics of your gum line. This may reduce further recession and bone loss, protect the tooth from decay, and reduce tooth sensitivity to hot or cold.

Procedure

Gum tissue from the roof of the mouth or another donor source is transplanted to the gum line. This procedure feels like a pizza burn from the donor area, takes 1 hour to complete and is healed within 10 days.

Care and Maintenance

To maintain this condition, your dentist will recommend an oral hygiene program.

PERIO CLEANINGS

A Perio cleaning involves removing plaque and polishing the teeth above and below the gum line. Polishing procedures can efficiently remove light to heavy stains from teeth.

Procedure

Perio cleanings involve the use of hand tools and/or ultrasound to clean the teeth above and below the gum line. Polishing techniques involve either high pressure jet of water and a cleaning solution or a low-speed hand held device. This procedure feels like a good teeth cleaning.

Care and Maintenance

To maintain this condition, your dentist will recommend an oral hygiene program.

AIR-FLOW THERAPY

Air-Flow Therapy provides a new alternative method of deep cleaning in which the handpiece painlessly and swiftly removes plaque and biofilm from both above and below the gum line to disperse the sticky biofilm and accumulated plaque. This form of therapy reduces pocket depths and inflammation and ultimately diminishes the susceptibility to gum disease.

Procedure

The small, flexible tip from the Air-Flow handpiece easily and comfortably inserts into periodontal pockets for further removal of bacteria lurking below the gum line. Next, the handpiece releases a warm, gentle flow of water, air, and glycine powder directly into the pocket.

Care and Maintenance

We will recommend an oral hygiene program for you to follow.

SCALING & ROOT PLANING

Root planing and scaling are non-surgical and, therefore, less invasive ways to achieve periodontics health. Scaling is a deep cleaning of the teeth below and above the gum line to remove hard calculus and plaque.

The Procedure

Root scaling involves carefully cleaning the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus (tartar) that have accumulated on the tooth, and planing involves making the tooth smooth. Your mouth may be numbed during this procedure. This procedure takes 3 half-hour visits to complete and 3 weeks to heal.

Care and Maintenance

To maintain this condition, your dentist will recommend an oral hygiene program. Often, antibiotics are prescribed to help kill any remaining bacteria.

PERIODONTAL SURGERY

When the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment, periodontal surgery is necessary.

The Procedure

Regenerative Procedures and Pocket Reduction Procedures are the most common types of surgical treatments. In more advanced cases of Periodontal Disease, the first course of treatment would be root planing and scaling in conjunction with excellent home care.

Care and Maintenance

We will provide an oral hygiene kit for you to take home with instructions on how to use it.

OSSEOUS SURGERY

North Raleigh dental osseous surgery reduces the severity of symptoms caused by periodontitis such as loose teeth, bleeding gums and a receding gum line.

The Procedure

Osseous surgery is performed by numbing the gums surrounding the affected area and opening the gum by flapping it back to expose the bone. Next, the periodontist removes the tarter and cleans out the space or pockets created by the periodontitis. The periodontist then uses a high-speed instrument to reshape the bone and eliminate any pockets in the bone. If the pockets are too deep, a bone graft will be used to fill them. After the bone is reshaped or grafted, the gum flap is put back over the bone and stitched back into place.

Care and Maintenance

Stitches are typically removed one week after surgery.  Following osseous surgery, daily brushing and flossing, and regular visits to your dentist will reduce the symptoms of periodontitis.

PERIODONTICS REGENERATION

Periodontal regeneration creates a foundation for all necessary tissues associated with a full functional attachment of tooth structure, ligaments and bones.

The Procedure

Periodontal regeneration procedures include bone grafts, ridge augmentations, site preservations, root coverage and gum graft. At the time of your initial visit, different procedures will be discussed to fit your particular needs.

Care and Maintenance

Care and maintenance will differ for each patient and will be discussed at the initial visit.

SURGICAL EXTRACTIONS

While simple extractions are performed on teeth that are visible and easily accessible in the mouth, surgical extractions are normally required for teeth that have not fully erupted, that have a complicated root structure, or that have been broken under the gum line.

The Procedure

Dr. Singletary elevates the gum to reach even difficultly situated teeth. To provide a high comfort level for his patients, the whole procedure is performed under local anesthetic.

Care and Maintenance

Your provider will recommend an oral hygiene program. Extraction sites typically heal well if handled properly.

BONE GRAFTS

Bone graft procedures are designed to restore bone support, tissue integrity and bone functionality that may have been lost by an extraction.

The Procedure

Dr. Singletary begins a bone graft procedure by elevating the gum tissue and cleaning out any compromised or infected areas. He then begins packing the area with human donor bone. Typically, the bone is placed at the extraction site at the time of the extraction to preserve ridge integrity as much as possible.

Care and Maintenance

Dr. Singletary will recommend an oral hygiene program to follow the bone grafting procedure. After allowing some time for it to heal, we will evaluate the extraction site for potential implant placement.