SOUTHPOINT        PERIODONTICS

Periodontal Health & Implant Centre

 

13158 Tecumseh Road East., Unit 2A, Tecumseh 

519-956-9909

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“My intention is to create a kind and welcoming environment while providing the highest quality of periodontal care for all patients who seek treatment. At Southpoint Periodontics, every patient is treated as family with the utmost respect, honesty and benevolence.”

                - Dr. S. J. Spano

 
 

MEET THE SPECIALIST

Dr. Stephen Spano is a licensed and board-certified periodontist. He

focuses on treating periodontal (gum) disease and related conditions

as well as oral rehabilitation through gum and bone grafting and the

placement of dental implants. He completed his Periodontics Specialty

training and Master’s of Science (Periodontology) degree at the University of

Toronto. His research focused on the development of a novel surgical technique to

correct gum loss between teeth and was published in the journal Clinical Advances in

Periodontics. Prior to specializing, Dr. Spano was a general dental practitioner. He completed an undergraduate degree in Medical Sciences at the University of Western Ontario and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree with honours from the University of Toronto. He also completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital for advanced dental and surgical training.

Dr. Spano was born and raised in Sarnia, Ontario and has been working as a Periodontist in Toronto. However, it’s always been his goal to move back to his join his family and serve the Southwestern Ontario community. This has finally become a possibility with the opening of Southpoint Periodontics in Tecumseh!

Outside of clinical practice, Dr. Spano is actively involved with his professional group. He has taught at the University of Toronto as a part-time clinical instructor. Recognizing the value of being certified in the highest levels of periodontics and dental implant surgery, Dr. Spano is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCDC) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is a member of the Canadian Academy of Periodontics, American Academy of Periodontology, Ontario Society of Periodontists, Academy of Osseointegration, Ontario Dental Association and Essex County Dental Society. In his free time, he enjoys hockey, soccer, volleyball and golf. He also loves to travel, play piano and snowboard.

 

The Southpoint Advantage

What makes us unique?

Personalized doctor-patient care 

See Dr. Spano for all of your periodontal concerns as he treats your case from start to finish. No referral is required. 

Interdisciplinary care with your general dentist and/or other dental specialist(s) 

Dr. Spano works with your referring dentist and/or specialist in a time sensitive manner. Letters are sent following your visit to review the recommended treatment plan. Dr. Spano makes it his primary concern to work closely with your referring primary dental care provider.  

Sedation services

Allows for a comfortable experience for every procedure by offering you sedation. At consultation, Dr. Spano will work with you to decide the level of sedation most appropriate for your specific needs with respect to the type of treatment that is required.   

 

Platelet-rich fibrin therapy 

Concentrates a rich supply of platelets and growth factors from your own blood to improve and accelerate wound healing. This can be used in a variety of periodontal procedures including gum grafting, bone grafting and dental implant surgery. 

Dental cone beam imaging

Provides (3-D) images of your teeth, surrounding anatomy and bone in a single scan. This imaging can then be used with state of the art computer software technology to provide a virtual demonstration of your dental implant placement and custom made guided implant templates for minimally invasive dental implant placement. 

 

Unfortunately, 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. If dental implants are an option preserving the site with a bone graft to maintain bone width and height is something that should be performed at the time of tooth removal. 

TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

Dental implants are titanium-based human made roots that are used to support artificial teeth. They are the most modern way to replace a missing tooth, multiple teeth or teeth for the entire mouth. At the consultation appointment, Dr. Spano will assess the health of the gums and remaining teeth to determine whether dental implants are the right choice for you.  

DENTAL IMPLANTS

DENTAL IMPLANTS

Performed with or without local anaesthetic in an attempt to to remove as much debris (calculus and plaque) that have built up on the tooth crown and root surface. In many instances, Dr. Spano will advise scaling and root planing as a form of non-surgical treatment prior to any surgical or pharmacological periodontal therapy. 

SCALING & ROOT PLANING

SCALING & ROOT PLANING

SERVICES

Meet Dr. Spano for the first time to discuss your dental concerns and medical history. This will be followed by a comprehensive clinical and radiographic examination. Following consultation Dr. Spano will be able to determine which treatment options are best for you and provide you with a custom treatment plan to address your specific periodontal needs. 

PERIODONTAL EXAMINATION

PERIODONTAL EXAMINATION

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Treating gum disease begins with the removal of any plaque and hardened deposits (tartar or calculus) on the tooth root surfaces. This may be followed by a variety of non-surgical and/or surgical techniques to disinfect and remove diseased tissue and restore a healthy mouth. 

GUM DISEASE

GUM DISEASE

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GUM RECESSION

GUM RECESSION

Soft tissue grafting (gum grafting) can be recommended to stop gum recession and bone loss while reducing tooth sensitivity and protecting your exposed tooth roots from cavities. Soft tissue grafting can also improve the aesthetics of your gum line around your teeth providing you with a confident and healthy smile. Dr. Spano provides several treatment options including your own tissue, cadaver tissue or Pinhole®Surgical Technique. 

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Gum tissue and/or bone are removed to expose the tooth’s structure in order to prepare the tooth for a dental crown or improve your smile aesthetics by treating your ‘gummy smile’ or ‘short teeth’. 

CROWN LENGTHENING

CROWN LENGTHENING

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Sometimes teeth fail to erupt through the gums and can become impacted. This can involve any tooth, but is very common with the canine (eye) teeth. One of the treatment options you, your dentist and/or orthodontist may decide on is to expose and move the tooth into the right position in the jaw. This is where Dr. Spano will become involved by providing surgical treatment to reposition the gum and/or bone that covers the impacted tooth and expose the tooth. 

TOOTH EXPOSURE

TOOTH EXPOSURE

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Unfortunately, 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. If dental implants are an option preserving the site with a bone graft to maintain bone width and height is something that is may be required at the time of tooth removal. 

TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

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Dental implants are titanium-based human made roots that are used to support artificial teeth. They are the most modern way to replace a missing tooth, multiple teeth or teeth for the entire mouth. At the consultation appointment, Dr. Spano will assess the site you require a dental implant along with the health of your gums and remaining teeth to determine whether dental implants are the right choice for you.  

DENTAL IMPLANTS

DENTAL IMPLANTS

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Performed with or without local anaesthetic in an attempt to to remove as much debris (calculus and plaque) that have built up on the tooth crown and root surface. In many instances, Dr. Spano will advise scaling and root planing as a form of non-surgical treatment prior to any surgical or pharmacological periodontal therapy in the treatment of periodontal disease.

SCALING & ROOT PLANING

SCALING & ROOT PLANING

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This procedure provides the maxillary sinus (upper jaw) with the bone height needed for dental implants. There are two types of sinus lift augmentation procedures: Direct and Indirect. The appropriate treatment option is determined following consultation and advanced diagnostic imaging. In most cases the sinus augmentation can be performed simultaneously with dental implant placement reducing overall surgical and recovery time.

SINUS LIFTS

SINUS LIFTS

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This is performed in an attempt to rebuild tissue and bone around your teeth that has been lost due to periodontal disease or to increase the quality and quantity of the bone in your jaw to support dental implants or other prosthetics.

BONE & TISSUE REGENERATION

BONE & TISSUE REGENERATION

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CONTACT US

Monday : 8 AM - 5 PM

Tuesday : 8 AM - 5 PM

Wednesday : 8 AM - 5 PM

Thursday : 8 AM - 5 PM

Friday : 8 AM - 5 PM

13158 Tecumseh Road East #2A, Tecumseh, ON N8N 3T6

519-956-9909

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