Some cases, be they periodontal, surgical, orthodontic, endodontic, or reconstructive, are both more difficult to diagnose and more technically demanding to treat. Some periodontists actually decline to treat such extreme cases at all. These patients can turn to our Beverly Hills periodontist, Nicolas Ravon, DDS MSD for help.
Dr. Ravon has specifically trained and developed advanced expertise for these most challenging cases. In fact his skills as a cosmetic dentist and periodontist in Beverly Hills have often been called on to correct the results of existing procedures that have turned out poorly or not as expected. In addition to his cosmetic dentistry work, Dr. Ravon is a skilled gum graft surgeon, and has performed hundreds of gum graft procedures to reverse the damage caused by receding gums. He prides himself on providing all patients, regardless of the complexity of their condition, the needed comfort and relief — not to mention a new, healthy, and more beautiful smile.
Behind Dr. Ravon’s dedication to providing the best dental care available, there lays an equally strong drive to provide his patients the finest personal care.
As a child in his father’s dental office, Dr. Ravon witnessed from an early age the profound difference quality personal care made to every patient. This is the human side of dentistry. Following in his father’s excellent footsteps, Dr. Ravon considers exceptional dentistry and personal care to be equal and inseparable parts of operating a superior dental practice.
We hope you’ll schedule a visit with periodontist Dr. Ravon and experience the difference for yourself.
When it comes to caring for one’s smile, we all deserve the best. Whether you are in need of preventative care, cosmetic dentistry improvements, implants, periodontal care, orthodontics, or complete dental restoration, periodontist Nicolas A. Ravon DDS MSD invites you to enjoy the very finest in dentistry, oral health, and personal care — all in a comfortable and soothing environment in Beverly Hills that will have you feeling right at home.
Dr. Ravon is a periodontist who develops oral health to last a lifetime. To do this we focus on the big picture — your big picture. Dr. Nicolas Ravon creates a Personal Treatment Program specific to your individual needs so that working together, we can maintain what is healthy, revive what needs help, fix what needs fixing, and build you a foundation of dental health to last a lifetime.
The periodontist at Nicolas A. Ravon DDS MSD provides top-level dental expertise. Developed through extensive training in both Europe and America, his unique global acumen enables him to combine the very best of both worlds, and provide you with dental treatments, dental techniques, and advanced dental technologies that are truly the best the world has to offer.
Even with Dr. Ravon’s years of experience, countless hours of specialist training, and multiple degrees, he continues to attend advanced dental seminars and receive training in the very latest diagnostics, treatments, and techniques. To be the best periodontist you can be, one must remain a student forever. Everyone in our office shares the same deep passion for learning and drive to become the very best they can be, assuring that our periodontist will always provide the most exceptional dental care the world has to offer.
When you meet with our periodontist Dr. Ravon, your Personal Treatment Program is designed specifically for you. Beginning at your first appointment, we thoroughly assess your existing state of oral health and learn what (if any) cosmetic changes you might like to make to your smile. Then based on everything we learn from you and your smile, your Personal Treatment Program is developed. With this in hand, you and your periodontist work together to build a strong foundation of oral health—one that will deliver big picture benefits to keep you happy, healthy, and smiling for years to come.
A dentist is often known as a “tooth doctor” because that’s their primary focus. The name “dentist,” even comes from the French word for tooth. So who do you go to when you are looking for someone who specializes in the care of the tissues around your teeth like your gums and jawbone? A periodontist (from the Latin for “around the tooth) is a specialist in treating the gums and other tissues around the teeth. Periodontists receive extensive training in the care of these tissues, including at least three additional years of education focused directly on periodontal treatments of various types.
Among the procedures that periodontists specialize in are:
As well as any other treatment of the periodontal tissues.
Dental implants are designed to replace your natural teeth, but they’re not natural teeth. Instead of treating a tooth, the dentist performing the procedure is actually managing periodontal tissue around the dental implant. This is important not only during the placement of the dental implant: it matters long after the initial procedure. The goal is to ensure the best recovery of your jawbone around the dental implant and avoiding recession of the gums around the implant because the dental implant doesn’t foster gum attachment the way your teeth did, though metal-free dental implants are better.
A periodontist is ideally trained for placing the dental implant and helping to maintain it to ensure it lives up to its full lifetime.
Gum tissue has limited ability to recover. If you suffer receding gums due to gum disease, tobacco use, or other reasons, your gums won’t grow back. Instead, a gum graft can be used to restore your gums to their previous, healthy and youthful appearance.
A periodontist knows how to graft tissue from elsewhere in your mouth to ensure that the gum graft looks good, heals properly, and stays healthy.
Technically, dental implant placement and gum grafting both fall under oral surgery, but there are also many other types of oral surgery, and a periodontist is often your best choice to perform them. These include:
Although many dentists will offer some or all of these treatments, periodontists have detailed training in these procedures and are prepared to handle the most complex cases and complications.
Gum disease is when bacteria or other organisms infect the area around your teeth. The damage caused by these bacteria, as well as by your body’s response to bacteria, destroys the gum tissue and the bones around your teeth. The result is loose teeth and even tooth loss.
A periodontist can often intervene to top the progress of gum disease. Next, bone grafting and gum grafting can be used to restore the damage so that your teeth are as attractive and secure as if there’d never been any disease.
If you are considering any of the above procedures with your regular dentist, you should also consult with a periodontist to determine whether your case would benefit from specialized care.