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Donna M. Barber D.D.S.& Wei Ting Ho D.D.S., M.S are an experienced Periodontist in Chicago, IL, offers dental implants & gum disease treatment. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Chicago Periodontist | Dr. Donna Barber and Dr. Wei Ting Ho

We appreciate the opportunity to provide you with
the highest quality treatment in a warm, caring
Dr. Donna M. Barber is a graduate of the
University of Illinois at Chicago where she
taught as an Associate Professor of Periodontics
for more than 10 years. Since the late 1980s,
Dr. Barber has been an active member of The
American Association of Periodontists, Midwest
Society of Periodontology, Illinois Society of
Periodontists, American Dental Association,
Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental
Society, as well as The National Association of
Professional Women. She is a regular participant
in a number of international conferences
including the American Academy of Periodontal
and Restorative Conference. Dr. Barber is a pet
lover and practices her green thumb during breaks
between patient visits.
Dr. Donna M. Barber
Dr. Wei Ting Ho is a graduate of Ohio State
University where he received his M.S. and
Certificate in Periodontology. He is a board
certified diplomate of the American Board of
Periodontology and he also maintains active
membership in the American Academy of
Periodontology, American Dental Association,
Illinois State Dental Society, and Chicago Dental
Society. He has served as a full time faculty for
three and a half years at Marquette University in
Milwaukee, WI where he received a teaching award
from the American Academy of Periodontology in
2013. He continues to attend and teach many post
graduate courses and he completed several
different CE courses in Periodontology and
Implant Dentistry. He enjoys doing basic
periodontal procedures as well as advanced
implant surgeries like all-on-4, hybrid and
lateral window sinus augmentation. He is also a
certified surgeon for Wilckodontics/PAOO. He is
committed to providing safe, state-of-the-art
dental care for his patients.
Dr. Wei Ting Ho
Dental Implants
Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants
and implant-retained teeth may allow you to live
your life more fully. When your treatment is
complete, you should be able to chew, speak and
socialize without experiencing the negative
emotions that having missing teeth or
hard-to-wear dentures can sometimes cause. Dental
implants can also eliminate the need for denture
Dental implants and implant-retained teeth will
help minimize the amount of bone that will be
lost in the areas of missing teeth. Preserving
oral bone may help maintain your natural facial
contours. Also, replacing your missing teeth may
reduce the risk of having poorer nutritional
habits often found in patients who do not replace
missing teeth.
Most patients can be treated with dental
implants. We can evaluate your situation
carefully with an exam and x-rays and will make
specific recommendations for the best
treatment. Call us today for more
information on how you might benefit from dental
implants and implant-retained teeth.
Dental Implant Problems and Complications
While dental implants have a long term high
success rate, an average of 10 to 20 of dental
implants suffer from various complications. One
of the most commonly seen dental implant
complications is bone loss around dental implants
called peri-implantitis. There are many different
treatment options for peri-implant diseases and
one of the most successful modalities is guided
bone regeneration (adding bone and membrane to
the ailing implants). Other treatment options
include laser therapy and local delivery of an
antibiotic. Drs. Barber and Ho have rescued many
ailing implants and has saved his patients from
losing their implant restorations. If you are
told by your dentist or hygienist that your
implant is in trouble, please contact our office
today to see Drs. Barber or Ho.
Combination Procedures
A combination of periodontal procedures can
result in a beautiful new smile and improved
periodontal health your keys to smiling, eating
and speaking with comfort and confidence. This
procedure corrects depressions in your gum line
that are unnatural looking and sometimes make you
seem older than you really are. We may use
several different types of procedures as
described above to build a framework for your
perfect smile. Usually, periodontal plastic
surgery lays the foundation for further cosmetic
enhancements by your general dentist.
Sinus Bone Augmentation
Sinus bone augmentation is used to add bone into
your maxillary sinus in order to gain enough bone
height for future dental implant placement. This
procedure can correct insufficient bone height in
your upper jaw and make it possible to place
dental implants in the upper back where implants
previously were not possible. Sinus bone
augmentation has become a common procedure as
more people are getting dental implants to
replace missing teeth or removable dentures. Dr.
Ho has extensive training and experience in sinus
bone augmentation procedures should you need a
sinus bone graft procedure in order to receive
dental implants.
Periodontal Maintenance
In any treatment plan for periodontal diseases,
we emphasize the importance of removing plaque by
daily brushing and flossing between the teeth.
Good oral hygiene is essential to help keep
periodontal diseases from becoming more serious
or recurring.
In addition, we will want to see you more
frequently and at regular intervals following a
period of active therapy. This helps to assure
that you are maintaining a satisfactory level of
oral hygiene. It also gives us the opportunity to
remove any plaque or calculus that may have
accumulated and to check your mouth to be sure
that your periodontal disease remains under
Treatment of Periodontal Diseases
The treatment method for periodontal diseases
depends on the kind of disease and how far the
condition has progressed. Regardless of the
treatment plan, good daily oral hygiene is
essential for the success of any periodontal
The first step is usually a thorough cleaning
which may include scaling to remove plaque and
calculus deposits beneath the gumline. The tooth
roots may also be planed to smooth the root
surface so that gum tissue may heal next to the
teeth. In some cases, the occlusion (bite) may
also require some adjustment.
Antibiotics or irrigation with antimicrobials
(agents or mouthrinses) may be recommended to
help control the growth of subgingival bacteria
which create toxins and cause periodontitis.
Surgery may be required when deeper pockets (over
4 to 6 mm) are found. It is difficult for the
dentist or hygienist to thoroughly remove plaque
and calculus from deep pockets. Patients can
seldom keep them clean and free of plaque.
Allowing pockets to remain may lead to infection
and bone destruction. Some types of bone defects
can be filled with bone grafts.
Ridge Augmentation
Ridge augmentation procedures are used to correct
concavities in the jawbone where natural teeth
are missing.
This procedure corrects depressions in your gum
line that are unnatural looking and sometimes
make you seem older than you really are. It is
also used to prevent the jawbone from collapsing
following tooth extraction, and helps to even
out replacement teeth that may seem too long
compared to adjacent teeth.
Gum Grafting
During root coverage, gum tissue from your own
mouth or other materials are used to facilitate
coverage of the exposed root. This can be done
for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum
line and reduce sensitivity.
Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover roots,
develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive
gingival recession or to make prosthetic devices,
such as dental implants, look natural. In some
cases, they can cover exposed roots to protect
them from decay and prepare teeth for
orthodontic treatment. This may reduce tooth
sensitivity and improve the esthetics of your
smile as well.
Causes of Periodontal Diseases
Periodontal diseases are caused by certain types
of bacteria in plaque, the sticky, colorless film
of bacteria that constantly forms on teeth.
Plaque that is not removed can combine with other
materials and harden into a rough, porous deposit
called tartar. These bacteria create toxins which
irritate the gums and result in a break down of
the attachment of gum tissues to teeth. Over
time, these toxins can destroy gum tissues,
allowing the infection to progress to bone loss.
Types of Periodontal Diseases
While there are many forms of gingival and
periodontal diseases, the most common types are
gingivitis and adult periodontitis.
Gingivitis is the earliest stage, and affects
only the gum tissue. At this stage, the disease
is still reversible. If not treated, however, it
may lead to a more severe condition.
Periodontitis is the more advanced stage of
periodontal disease. The gums, bone and other
structures that support the teeth become damaged.
Teeth can become loose and fall out, or may have
to be removed. At this stage, the disease may
require more complex treatment to prevent tooth
Other Factors Contributing to Periodontal
Although periodontal disease is caused by plaque,
a number of other factors can increase the risk,
severity and speed of development of the
Smoking or chewing tobacco Poorly fitting
bridges, badly aligned teeth or defective
fillings Habits which place excessive biting
forces on your teeth Poor diet
Pregnancy or use of oral contraceptives Systemic
diseases such as AIDS or diabetes which can
lower the tissues resistance to
infection Medications such as steroids,
anti-epilepsy drugs, cancer therapy drugs and
some calcium channel blockers affect the gums.
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
Gums that bleed easily Red, swollen or tender
gums Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
Pus between the teeth and gums when the gums are
pressed Persistent bad breath or bad taste
Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
Any change in the way your teeth fit together
when you bite Any change in the fit of partial
Prevention of Periodontal Disease
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy for a
lifetime is possible if you take proper care of
Clean your teeth daily by brushing thoroughly at
least twice a day. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush
that is in good condition. Use dental floss or
other interdental cleaners to aid in removing
plaque from between teeth.
Use fluoride toothpaste and mouth rinses with
the American Dental Associations Seal of
Acceptance to help prevent tooth decay.
Eat a balanced diet for good general
health. Schedule regular dental visits.
We believe that the quality of our environment is
essential for our patients to be comfortable. A
well-designed clinic also enables our staff to
provide the best service and enhance the
experience of our patients overall.
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