Welcome to Northside Periodontics and Implants

Periodontist in Atlanta, GA

Frank P. Benson, D.M.D. practices the full scope of periodontics. His expertise ranges from placing dental implants to laser periodontal therapy, as well as gum grafting, crown lengthening procedures and cosmetic periodontal surgery. Dr. Benson has the training and expertise  not only to treat periodontal disease, but also to correct a wide variety of periodontal defects. Treating TMJ disorders is another one of Dr. Benson’s specialties.

Please call Northside Periodontics & Implants Phone Number 770-394-0007 if you’re experiencing tooth pain or to make an appointment. Our office is located at 6105 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Building C Suite 245, Atlanta, GA 30328. [Get driving directions]

Dr. Benson recently added a Carestream 9300 to his armamentarium. Cone beam computerized tomography, or CBCT, allows complete 3-D visualization of the teeth and supporting structure. Patients can now benefit from this advanced technology by having their scan taken and read in his office without the inconvenience of appointing at another facility.

The CBCT allows for the generation of a 3-D model of the jawbone. The images can then be used, in virtual reality software, to plan implant placement without the presence of the patient. The results are more accurate implant placement and less chair time for the patient. In addition, the images can be used to detect endodontic (root canal) lesions and tooth/root fractures.

Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique Atlanta

Dr. Benson is now offering a minimally invasive, virtually painless alternative to traditional gum grafting! He is one of few doctors in the world that is certified to perform this surgery. If your dentist has informed you that you need a gum graft, or you suspect that your gums might be receding, please call the office at 770-394-0007 to schedule an appointment for your Pinhole surgical therapy consultation. Read more about the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique performed by Dr. Benson.

LANAP Atlanta

Another recent development in periodontal treatment is the use of laser to regenerate tissue. Dr. Benson utilizes the PerioLase™ for the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™), which thrives on the body’s own natural ability to heal itself. Performed without a scalpel and sutures, LANAP™ is a less abrasive periodontal technique that encourages regeneration of the tissues around your teeth that are lost due to periodontal disease.

The laser therapy works by targeting only diseased gum, which it discerns by color (diseased gums are darker than healthy gums). The laser is then used to agitate the healthy tissue, which encourages reattachment to the bone. Because of the regrowth of this connective tissue, there is a significantly lower chance of gum disease returning than with traditional surgery.

Using the minimally abrasive techniques of LANAP surgery, Dr. Benson is able to help restore you to health with no post-operative pain and fewer side effects and risks than traditional surgery.

Please call Northside Periodontics & Implants Phone Number 770-394-0007 to schedule your consultation.