About Us

Welcome to our practice website! We congratulate you on taking the first step toward better periodontal health. 

At Caton J. State, DDS, Periodontics & Dental Implants, your smile is our priority. By using this website as a resource, you will be able to better understand your course of treatment and find answers to questions you may have regarding periodontal care.

Dr. Caton State is a specialist in periodontics and implantology. Our dental practice specializes in conservative and surgical treatment of gum disease, cosmetic procedures to aesthetically enhance your smile, and dental implants that can replace single or multiple missing teeth.

Although no one likes to go to the doctor or dentist, we strive to make your visits with us as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We strongly believe that our patient’s comfort is an important part of quality dental care.

We are extraordinarily proud of our team, which consists of caring and dedicated professionals. They ensure that the patient’s surgical and administrative needs are met as efficiently and smoothly as possible. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and relaxed, and we are here to listen to your questions and concerns and to provide solutions leading to better health. 

Please don’t hesitate to e-mail us if you have any questions regarding your care, or call us.

What Is A Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dental specialist who is skilled in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease and the placement and maintenance of dental implants. Periodontists are experts in the treatment of all forms of periodontal disease—including gingivitis, periodontitis, and gingival recession.

The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes periodontics as one of the nine specialties of dentistry. Periodontists receive extensive training, including three years of additional education beyond dental school.

Dr. State is a board-certified Periodontist. While all periodontists require additional education, not all periodontists are board certified. Board certification in periodontology denotes someone who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty, including demonstrating a comprehensive mastery of all phases of periodontal disease and treatment and in the placement of dental implants. Recertification is required every six years to ensure that board-certified periodontists are up to date on all the recent advances in the field.

By choosing a specialist, you will benefit from the latest procedures for treating periodontal disease and placing dental implants tailored to your needs. In addition, Dr. State can perform cosmetic periodontal procedures to help you achieve the smile you desire.

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