Welcome to the Lafayette periodontist and dental implant office of
Stephen A. Cook, DDS, MSD
At our practice, we specialize in the treatment of your gums and the precious bone beneath them. Many patients wonder why this is so important. The truth is that although your gums make up a small part of your body, they have a strong impact on your overall health.
Recently, studies have shown that there’s a link that exists between your periodontal health (the health of your gums and the bone beneath your teeth) and the rest of your body. In other words, taking good care of your gums and treating periodontal disease is an important part of your overall health care.
Dr. Cook takes your health seriously and offers a range of both surgical and non-surgical treatments to help restore and maintain periodontal health, including dental implants, grafting, and sinus augmentation.
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease (periodontitis) is an advanced form of gingivitis. gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums that is often accompanied by bleeding gums and tooth loss. A periodontist is, essentially, a gum disease specialist. Lafayette periodontist Dr. Cook has completed additional schooling and training that allows him to diagnose and treat a range of different periodontal conditions. We recognize that if you’re seeking out a periodontist in Lafayette, you are probably already experiencing discomfort and that you probably have a lot of questions. Dr. Cook understands your concerns and will take the time to listen carefully to your needs and make sure that each of your questions is answered.
Dental Implants & Implant Supported Dentures?
Dr. Cook has placed hundreds of dental implants at his Lafayette dental office. An implant is a good option to patients who have lost a tooth due to periodontal disease or any other reason.
If you have many missing teeth, you might want to consider an implant supported denture. Dr. Cook also is experienced at placing implants to make a more permanent denture.
Cost of Periodontal Treatment and Dental Implants?
Are you concerned with the cost of periodontal treatment or dental implants? We are!
When you are here, Dr. Cook will ask you if you have financial concerns. He will listen to you and explain your options. If there are further questions or concerns, we will be happy to discuss this with you after your examination.
If you are concerned about pain or discomfort, we are a gentle dental office who provides sedation dentistry, including oral sedation and nitrous. In some cases, we also offer periodontal laser treatment which reduces dental discomfort and promotes fast healing.
Give us a call today to schedule your first visit to our office! We’re looking forward to meeting you and helping you have a healthier, happier smile.