By Sharon Still

Southbaydr. geistAt Southbay Periodontics & Implantology, the patient’s smile is the top priority. The practice is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of the patient’s smile and specializes in the diagnosis and surgical and non-surgical treatment of diseases and conditions of the periodontium. Periodontists are experts in the management of patients with periodontal diseases including all forms of gingivitis, periodontitis and gingival recession (gum recession).

Eric Geist, DDS said dental implants and laser gum surgery are the most popular services. Southbay Periodontics offers Periolase MVP-7, the World’s first digital dental laser to treat periodontal disease. The Periolase MVP-7 was specifically designed to treat gum (periodontal) disease and is the only FDA Approved laser gum treatment procedure.

“This addition makes it possible for us to effectively treat gum disease problems and establish ideal conditions for healing the gums around teeth that have periodontal pockets in our office,” he said.

Other services include wisdom tooth extraction, oral cancer exam, regenerative procedures, sedation dentistry and more. From a complete exam and cleaning to full mouth restoration or anything in between, Southbay Periodontics can provide it all.

Dr. Geist stresses that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.

He said, “We keep up-to-date on all the latest and use all of the state-of-the-art technology. Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience.”

Additionally, in his goal to provide outstanding and the most advanced care, Dr. Geist attends countless hours of continuing education, and is a member of numerous field-specific organizations.

New patients are currently being accepted and Dr. Geist said that in the six years that Southbay Periodontics has been serving the SouthShore area, the practice continues to grow.

Southbay Periodontics is located at 13111 Vail Ridge Dr. and is a member of the Riverview and Sun City Chambers of Commerce. Office hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Call 671-1222 to set an appointment or visit www.southbayperio.net for further information.