Fakler Dentistry

6033 W. National Ave., West Allis, WI 53214

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Warning Signs of Periodontal Disease

If one or more of these signs apply to you, Dr. Fakler’s non-surgical approach to treatment may help improve your teeth and your life.

  • Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth
  • Gums are red, swollen or tender
  • Gums have pulled away from teeth
  • Pus between teeth and gums when gums are pressed
  • Permanent teeth are loose or separating
  • Change in the way your teeth fit when biting
  • Any change in the fit of partial dentures
  • Persistent bad breath or taste in mouth

Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

An Article Written by Dr. Jim Fakler

If you don’t floss daily then you may well have gum disease in the early stages. Symptoms are bad breath, a bad taste in the mouth and tender or bleeding gums. Treatment for gum disease has changed dramatically over the past few years. “There is a shift away from treating periodontal disease surgically,” Dr. Fakler said. The new non-surgical procedure treats with painless ultrasonics. Hard deposits of tartar and calculus are removed with a high-tech ultrasonic scaler and hand scaling.

Dr. Fakler said the treatment program he recommends for patients includes three basic components. The first step is the removal of tartar and calculus with an ultrasonic instrument, the piezo scaler, which can vibrate at a rate of 45,000 times per second. Because of the piezo’s great power, it can be applied with a light touch — only 5 grams of pressure. Dr. Fakler said the procedure is quick and comfortable.

The second component in the system is in-office therapy treatment with fluoride and chlorhexadine, medicines that aid in the healing process. The third step is a daily care regimen that patients are taught to use at home. Dr. Fakler said this last step in the process is crucial for dental health. “We have to change their old habits of neglect,” he said.

A behavior modification program instructs patients how to care for their teeth and gums with special instruments called Sonicare Toothbrushes . Fakler Dentistry dispenses Sonicare Toothbrushes to their patients. The Sonicare toothbrush provides all-around clean.

The curved surface area created by angled radial-trimmed bristles helps maintain contact with the surfaces of the teeth and gums as the brush head pivots, covering a larger surface area without increasing the size of the brush head.

Bristles are trimmed in a contoured pattern to fit the natural shape of teeth. The peaks and valleys along the length of the brush head are ergonomically designed to follow teeth topography and fit in between teeth so you're less likely to miss places when you brush.

Dr. Fakler’s three-point, non surgical approach to periodontal disease may help patients achieve dental health and maintain it for a lifetime. He also believes in making dental treatment pleasant, convenient and affordable for his patients.


Insurance & Billing

We accept most traditional insurances and we are happy to file your claims for you. We also accept cash, check, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. If you have any questions regarding your insurance and what services it covers, please call our office.

  We accept Discover Credit Card.  We accept Master Card.  We accept Visa Credit Card.
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Financing Options

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Office Hours & Location

Fakler Dentistry
6033 W. National Ave.
West Allis, WI 53214
Phone: 414-475-0588

Monday - 8am to 5pm
Tuesday - 10am to 7pm
Wednesday - 8am to 5pm
Thursday - 7am to 4pm
Friday - 9am to 2pm
Saturday - One Saturday per mth (call)

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