Serving Periodontal and Implant Therapy needs in State College, Williamsport, and the Surrounding Areas
With two convenient office locations in State College and Williamsport, PA Dr. Barry L. Holden believes that optimal oral health and a sense of confidence go hand in hand. He and our seasoned team are committed to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. We strive to make your dental experience pleasant and your mouth healthy.
Superior Periodontics in State College, PA
Dr. Holden is a board-certified periodontist who uses the latest technology and modern techniques. Periodontists are dentists who have received education and training in the treatment of gums and gum diseases in addition to the traditional dental training required of all dentists. According to a 2009 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, more than 50% of American adults over the age of 30 suffer from some level of periodontitis (gum disease). The majority of suffers have what is considered “moderate” periodontitis.
Unfortunately, numerous patients receive inadequate treatment or choose not to treat gum disease because it is seen as a minor concern. When left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to the breakdown of gum tissue and jawbone deterioration. Additionally, infection caused by gum disease has been linked to other serious health risks like heart disease, blood clots and diabetes. Treating and preventing gum disease will increase your overall oral health, and ensure you have a beautiful smile for years to come.
Additionally, Dr. Holden provides LANAP gum disease therapy. Unlike traditional therapies, this cutting edge oral care technology does not cause further pain or trauma to the affected areas by using scalpels or sutures. Instead, a laser is used to painlessly remove bacteria and infection. As it works, the laser also begins to heal sores and cuts, and helps to restore gum tissue. This state of the art technology is available to patients in both of our convenient office locations.
As a periodontist, Dr. Holden is not only trained to handle customary oral health concerns, but he can help you spot areas with potential for gum disease, treat existing gum disease, restore bite health and prevent future issues. Our goal is to meet your periodontal needs in a convenient, individualized manner.
Dental Implants in State College and Williamsport
Implant dentistry has gained in appeal over the past several years. While traditional crowns, bridges and dentures are still commonly used, dental implants are a more secure alternative. Traditional dentures and crowns do not provide the necessary support for gum tissue. Over time, the tissue begins to breakdown. This breakdown in tissue adversely affects jawbone density. The difference with implant dentistry is that one or more titanium posts are implanted into your gums and function to support gum tissue and jawbone density like the roots of your tooth. This means better overall oral health and more securely anchored connections.
Safe, Comfortable Sedation Dentistry in Williamsport, PA
Dental anxiety is one of the top reasons patients claim they put off receiving dental treatment. We can help you to feel calm and comfortable by providing several sedation options to ease your anxiety. There are four levels of sedation: inhaled minor sedation, oral minor sedation, IV moderate sedation and general anesthesia. Our highly skilled staff is able to provide all four levels of sedation for our patient’s comfort.
Restore and Maintain Your Dental Health and Confidence
Dr. Holden is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He has special expertise in Dental Implant Therapy, Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery, Bone Regeneration, and Laser Periodontal Therapy. Call to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to restoring and maintaining your dental health and confidence.