About Periodontal Services

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A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment and management of the teeth-support apparatus, the Periodontium. The word “Periodontium” is self-explanatory, as it means “around the tooth”, excuse our Greek!

A periodontist works to achieve one or more of 3 goals, treating inflammation of the periodontium “Periodontitis”, preparing the foundation for different dental treatments (crowns, implants, and braces), and improving esthetics.

To achieve these goals, a periodontist utilizes surgical and non-surgical skills and procedures, mastered in a 3-year post-graduate program.

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Treatment Information

Dental Implants

A titanium screw-like structure which acts as the root of the tooth which can then support a crown.

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Soft Tissue Graft

A surgical procedure commonly used to treat root exposure and to address gum recession

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Crown Lengthening

Removal of gum tissue to expose more of the tooth surface.

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If severe gum disease exists, tooth extraction may be the best option.

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Releasing the frenum, which connects the gums to the upper lip, used for cosmetics or to correct a diastema

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Tongue Tie

A simple surgical procedure to release the tension on the frenulum, which allows the tongue to move more freely.

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Periodontal procedures can correct such concerns as exposed roots, high smile lines and more

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Socket Preservation

Assists in maintaining the bone volume in an area where a tooth has been removed.

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Guided Tissue Regeneration

Procedure that promotes the growth of new bone and tissue

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Osseous Resective Surgery

A surgical procedure to reshape defects, eliminating bacteria prone pockets

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Open Flap and Debridement

Exposing the bone and root surfaces to allow for more thorough cleaning and bacterial removal

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Periodontist BDS PhD FRCD(c)

Dr. Mo Omar

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Dr. Mo Omar


Whyte Ave Dental Choice

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8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Strathcona Dental Choice

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Thursday (alt)

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Mo Omar is an across-world traveler, as he had to travel for 10,111 km from Cairo to Edmonton, where he specialized in the art of maintaining teeth and preserving gum health and aesthetics, AKA Periodontics. In addition to the three years of clinical training, he invested three more years investigating the potential role of genetics in the association between gum disease and heart disease, a project that made him the first PhD in Periodontology at the University of Alberta.

On his way from Cairo, Dr. Omar made a brief stop in Scotland, where in addition to experiencing the bagpipes and kilts, he attended a post-graduate program in Oral cancer at the University of Dundee.

In the dental chair, utilizing his surgical and non-surgical skills, Dr. Omar strives to maintain his patients’ teeth for as long as possible, and if need be, replace them with implants. He as well would help his patients achieve healthy and aesthetic gums through soft tissue grafts. Dr. Omar has a passion in teaching, so as his patient you can always expect a little bit of education.

Outside of the office, Dr. Omar can be found working out in the gym or meditating in a yoga studio, or possibly in the dog park, but most likely, along with his wife, Sara, they will be cheering on their little gymnast, Laila, at one of her competitions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can Periodontal disease be cured?

A periodontal patient is a periodontal patient for life” This is a consensus statement by the American Academy of Periodontology. This is to say that despite successful treatment, a periodontitis patient requires constant and continuous care in the form of hygiene and evaluations.

I do not feel any pain or discomfort, do I have periodontal disease?

In the vast majority of patients, periodontal disease is asymptomatic and goes completely unnoticed until the very advanced stages of the disease. This could take decades!

What causes periodontal disease?

The main cause of periodontal disease is bacteria that normally live in our mouths. Several factors render some individuals more susceptible to the disease, including genetics, diabetes, smoking, stress, and genetics. However, the main factor is poor oral hygiene.

Do I need to take time off after Periodontal surgery?

Most people can fully go back to their normal life activities within 24 to 48 hours (about 2 days), so the decision to take time off is at your discretion.

Is CBCT always required for dental implants?

A regular radiograph is a 2-dimensional image of a 3-dimensional object (teeth and jaw) whereas Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), is a 3-dimensional scan. Since the success of dental implants depends on the integration between implant and bone, it is critical to know the length and width of available bone at the time of planning. This can only be determined on a CBCT scan.

Do I need a bone graft before getting a dental implant?

This depends on the available bone at the site of interest, which is determined through a CBCT scan.

Can I get a dental implant at the same time as the tooth extraction?

In some cases, it is possible to extract the tooth and place an implant right away. This is known as an “immediate implant”. This depends on several factors including available bone, angulation of the tooth, the reason for extraction, and other factors. A CBCT is necessary to evaluate most of these factors and hence the possibility of an immediate implant.

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