The periodontal practice of F. Neal Pylant, D.M.D., PC is devoted to restoring and enhancing healthy gums, and ensuring optimal oral health and function. We specialize in the treatment of gum and periodontal diseases, as well as cosmetic procedures and dental implants to esthetically enhance our patients' smiles. We want our patients to have a clear choice and prior to any treatment, we explain our findings and welcome our patients' questions. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use periodontal treatment and implant dentistry to achieve optimal dental health.

Our services include:

Treatment of Gum Disease

Treating gum disease starts with the removal of any plaque and hardened deposits (tartar or calculus) on the tooth root surfaces. This may be followed by other non-surgical treatments and/or periodontal surgery to remove diseased tissue and restore your mouth to the best possible health.

Dental Implants

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If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer the comfort and security of a permanent replacement that looks and functions just like your natural teeth. Dental implants also help preserve the tooth-supporting bone in your jaw that deteriorates when even one tooth is lost.

Cosmetic Gum Surgery

The gum tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth plays a big role in how appealing your smile will look. Excess gum tissue, gum recession, and an uneven gum line are all problems that can often be successfully treated surgically at the dental office. Learn more about Cosmetic Gum Surgery .

Gum Graft

If gum recession is affecting your health or your appearance, a routine surgical procedure called gum grafting may help. It involves carefully placing a small amount of new tissue in an area where little or no gum tissue currently exists — typically recommended to prevent further gum recession or to help cover tooth root surfaces that have become exposed. Learn more about Gum Graft .

Tooth Extractions

There are times when it is in your best interest to have a tooth extracted (removed). This could be the case for a variety of reasons, including: damage or trauma to the tooth; extensive gum disease; extensive tooth decay; or overcrowding. Learn more about Tooth Extractions .

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting, a minor in-office surgical procedure, is commonly used in dentistry to correct deficiencies in bone quantity and to build support for teeth or dental implants. Learn more about Bone Grafting .

Treatment of Loose Teeth & Bite Problems

Periodontal disease is the most common cause of loose teeth, though placing too much stress on the teeth can aggravate the problem. Whatever the cause, loose teeth require immediate treatment. Learn more about Loose Teeth & Bite Problems .

Some of the services provided at Dr. Pylant's practice are:

- Treatment of Gum Disease (Gingivitis) and Periodontitis
- Periodontal Medicine
- Treatment of Oral Mucocutaneous Conditions (ulcers, infection, etc.)
- Treatment Planning of Complex Dental Problems
- Cone beam CT scanning
- LANAP Periodontal Treatment for Gum Disease and LAPIP Treatment for Peri-Implantitis

Initial Therapy ( Treatment Overview )

Surgical Treatment of Gingivitis and Periodontitis

  • Acute Gum/Periodontal Procedures
  • Gum Graft
  • Gingivectomy
  • Treatment of Excessive or Uneven Gums
  • Cosmetic Gum Contouring
  • Bone Grafting to Help Save Teeth, or Prior to Placement of Dental Implants
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Flap Surgery
  • Regeneration (restoring oral tissues)

Dental Implant Therapy

  • Dental Implant Placement (immediate and conventional)
  • Surgical Extractions
  • Ridge Augmentation
  • Sinus Grafts

Periodontal Maintenance

  • Routine periodontal cleanings 3-4 times a year following completion of active periodontal therapy. These cleanings are alternated between the general dentist's office and ours to help maintain periodontal health.
  • Periodic Status Examinations
  • Local Antibiotic Delivery

Management of Dental Anxiety Through Numerous Techniques

  • Local Anesthetic
  • Oral Sedation
  • Conscious Sedation:
    - IV Sedation
    - Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)

Patient Amenities

  • Handicap Accessible
  • Refreshments
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Appointment Notifications and Confirmations via Telephone, Email and/or Text messages

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Contact Us

F. Neal Pylant, D.M.D., P.C.

Scott Lowry, D.M.D.


375 Hawthorne Lane Athens, GA 30606-2153