Jay Platt, DDS

Gum Grafting: A Rejuvenation For Your Smile

Winters in the Midwest usually mean bundling up to stay warm.  A sweater, a winter coat, anything to keep us covered up and away from the cold winter winds.  But, did you know there is one part of your body you should worry about keeping covered up all year round?  That’s right, you guessed it!  […]

Low on Bone? Limited Hygiene Access? No Problem! Introducing the Implant Supported Overdenture

Patients missing most or all their upper or lower teeth have long since relied on traditional dentures to remain both functional and aesthetically normal.  Dentures, however, are not without limitations and drawbacks, including bone loss, instability, difficulty eating, and difficulty speaking. Thankfully, dental science has developed multiple techniques as alternatives to traditional dentures that allow […]

Wisdom Tooth Extraction: Making the Wise Choice

Around the mid to late teenage years, two haunting words enter into most teenagers minds.  No, it isn’t high school, or even job fair.  Those two words are Wisdom Teeth.  Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are aptly named because of the timing in which they appear, typically between age 17 and 21 according to data […]

Dental Implants: A New Age Solution to an Age Old problem

When teeth are missing or decaying, it can lead to functional deficits and embarrassing interactions for patients, often wondering where to turn for help and normalcy.  For years, traditional dentures were a mainstay in the world of dentistry to replace missing teeth, though certainly not without their limitations.  When teeth are missing, and there is […]

Oral Cancer-When it’s More Than Just a Sore

Sores in the mouth, pain with chewing, bleeding gums, and sore throats can seem commonplace.  Between ulcers, fever blisters, oral infections, general illnesses, and the all-too-common periodontal disease, it can be difficult to determine when a sore or a symptom is more than just your run of the mill oral health issue.  But, with oral […]