In order to create the safest space possible for our patients we follow the disinfection guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Dental Association and the Florida Dental Association. Your safety and comfort is our top priority.
Do your gums bleed? Do you have bad breath? Are your teeth loose? Do you have missing teeth? Do you have a gummy smile? Do you have complex dental needs? Are you frustrated with previous dental care?
We can help!
Dr. Oliver is uniquely qualified to diagnose all of your dental needs and guide you through the complexities of treatment and rehabilitation.
Gainesville Periodontist - Dr. Richard W. Oliver, Jr., DMD - Gum Disease and Dental Implant Therapy
First and foremost, We Save Teeth! Periodontal disease (periodontitis) is an oral infection that involves loss of the bone and gum tissue around the teeth. It is the most common infection found in humans as well as the primary cause of tooth loss in adults. It is estimated that 95% of the population will have some type of attachment loss by the age of 65 and that 50% of the adult population has untreated moderate to advanced periodontal disease. As a periodontal surgeon, Dr. Oliver is extensively trained and uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat periodontal disease as well as the reconstruction and rehabilitation of missing gum, jawbone and teeth. If teeth are missing or lost, Dr. Oliver has expert experience with jawbone regeneration and dental implant rehabilitation having placed several thousand dental implants over the last 25+ years.
When you visit our office, your oral health is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized care that you deserve. Within our office we provide comprehensive periodontal care, laser therapy and dental implant services in a professional and caring environment. These procedures include: periodontal therapy, laser therapy, digital 2D and 3D radiography, advanced bone grafting for preservation of the natural teeth or for the placement of dental implants, functional and cosmetic gum treatment and dental implants to replace missing teeth. Working closely with both the individual patient and the restorative dentist, our goal is the restoration and preservation of oral health as well as rehabilitation of missing teeth.
Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. As a periodontist, Dr. Oliver received extensive post-doctoral training in all facets of dentistry which enables him to understand the complex connection between bone, gums and teeth as well as the function and inter-relationship of the these structures. This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting. We welcome you to browse through our web site and familiarize yourself with our procedures. You can do this by clicking on the desired subject in the left hand column of any page. First time patients should pay particular attention to the "New Patients" page as there are instructions to follow before making your first visit to the office.
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We genuinely hope this site is helpful to you in learning more about our practice, dental conditions and treatments, dental recommendations, and more. If you have any questions that are not answered, would like to talk to our office, or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to call us at 352-376-5155.
Dr. Richard W. Oliver, Jr,. DMD
5014 NW 27th Ct.
Gainesville, FL 32606