Advanced Surgeries in a Comfortable Setting Justin M. Schlaikjer, DDS, Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
Welcome to the dental practice of Justin M. Schlaikjer, DDS, in St. Louis, MO. As a periodontist, Dr. Schlaikjer offers state-of-the-art gum disease treatment and dental implant surgery. He and his team have served families from East Carondelet, Arnold, Ballwin, Fenton, Valley Park, and the surrounding areas of St. Louis, MO, for over 10 years.
If your dentist has recommended that you consult with a periodontist, we hope that you'll contact us today so you can experience high-tech, personalized care. To get in touch with us, send us an email or give us a call:
5-Star Reviews from Our Patients
Dr Schlaikjer is very skilled and it is apparent when you are in his care. Always felt comfortable. Gum graft went super well and exceeded expectations. This sort of stuff is never fun, but if I had to get periodontal work again, I know where I would go.View On Google
Really enjoyed (who even says that about a dentist) visiting Dr. Schlaikjer's office. Staff is personable and professional... along with Dr. Schlaikjer's care and expertise. Highly recommend.View On Google
Meet Our Periodontists
Dr. Schlaikjer is a St. Louis native who has been practicing dentistry for over a decade. As a trained periodontist, he specializes in diagnosing and treating all stages of gum disease and the conditions it can cause, such as tooth loss.
Since becoming a periodontist, Dr. Schlaikjer has participated in various continuing education programs and in-depth training for dental implant placement. He also participates in the Spear Education study club. This continuing education program helps doctors like Dr. Schlaikjer provide the most advanced and effective dentistry for all patients in the utmost safety.
Dr. Ahmadi grew up in Fort Wayne, IN but his family relocated to Franklin, TN in 2010 so that is where he now calls home. Dr. Ahmadi recently graduated from Saint Louis University Periodontics and is currently in the process of seeking his board certification in periodontology while working in private practice as an associate for Dr. Justin Schlaikjer. Dr. Ahmadi considers himself an active individual who loves to be outside whether it be playing golf, hiking, skiing or just lounging by a body of water. He fell in love with the city of Saint Louis during his residency and he looks forward to discovering all it has to offer.
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What Is a Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist who has completed additional training in order to specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Because they are so familiar with the supporting structures of the mouth, periodontists are also uniquely qualified to plan and perform dental implant placement.
General dentists typically refer patients to periodontists when periodontal disease is advanced or when patients require dental implants. However, at Dr. Schlaikjer's periodontal practice in St. Louis, MO, we are happy to receive patients with or without a dentist's referral.
Our Featured Services
If you have missing teeth, dental implants can provide a major improvement in your confidence, your oral health, and your quality of life. Dental implants are titanium devices that replace lost tooth roots and attach prosthetic teeth directly to the jawbone. As a periodontal specialist, Dr. Schlaikjer is uniquely qualified to complete your implant surgery at his office in St. Louis, MO. He can precisely place your implants through your gums and into the bone tissue. Once the implants integrate with the jaw, they can support crowns, bridges, or dentures.
If you have periodontal disease, a periodontist like Dr. Schlaikjer can treat your gums and revitalize your oral health. Depending on the severity of your periodontal disease, Dr. Schlaikjer may recommend scaling and root planing (also known as a deep cleaning), treatment with LANAP® laser technology, gum grafts, or other therapies. All of these treatments can be completed in-house at our office in St. Louis, MO. Periodontal disease treatment by an experienced specialist like Dr. Schlaikjer can save your teeth and prevent the development of serious health concerns.
If you are missing all of your upper or lower teeth, Dr. Schlaikjer can restore your smile with the All-on-4® method. This treatment involves placing implants at strategic angles to maximize contact with jawbone tissue, so only four posts are required instead of the traditional six or eight. Another advantage of All-on-4 is that it requires less healthy bone tissue, so more patients can qualify without preparatory bone grafting. If you already have a removable denture, Dr. Schlaikjer may be able to convert it into an implant-supported denture.
Many patients visit our periodontal office in St. Louis, MO, because they suffer from gum recession and require gum grafts. Dr. Schlaikjer is able to take multiple approaches to gum grafting. Depending on your needs, he may remove tissue from the roof of your mouth or from other areas of your gums in order to augment the areas where gum recession is occurring. By strengthening your receding tissue, you can prevent your teeth from becoming loose, and you can improve the appearance of your smile.
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More Glowing Reviews From Our Patients
Dr Schlaikjer and his staff are very professional and friendly. If I knew how painless and easy the procedure was, I would have come in sooner. They are GREAT! Thanks, Patti ManionView On Google
By far his most difficult patient yet, and yet I'd go back in a heartbeat. Friendly staff across the board. Patient, understanding, sympathetic, etc.View On Google
New Patient Paperwork
Are you about to visit our periodontal practice for the first time? You can save time by filling out our new patient paperwork ahead of time.
Do You Have a Gummy Smile?
Periodontics Can Help
Are you unhappy with your smile because your gums cover too much of your teeth? Dr. Schlaikjer of St. Louis, MO, can perform cosmetic gum contouring to artfully remove excess gum tissue, producing a more pleasant frame for your smile. Thanks to our advanced technology, cosmetic gum contouring is more comfortable than most patients expect, and the procedure can radically improve the aesthetics of your smile in just one appointment.
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Advanced Periodontics Our Complete Services
- All-on-4 Dental Implants
- Bone Graft
- Bruxism Treatment
- Cleanings and Exams
- Crown Lengthening
- Cosmetic Periodontal Treatment
- Dental Bonding
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
- Periodontal Treatment
- Gum Contouring
- Gum Graft
- Gum Surgery
- Oral Appliance Therapy
- Preprosthetic Surgery
- Ridge Augmentation
- Root Coverage Grafts
- Sinus Lift
- Smile Makeover
- Tooth Extraction
Frequently Asked Questions
Will dental insurance cover periodontal treatment?
Probably. Most dental insurance plans cover treatments for gum disease and gum recession, but every plan is different. Our staff includes an expert insurance coordinator who will help you review your policy and maximize your benefits. To confirm whether we accept your insurance, contact us online or give us a call.
Do you see children?
Our periodontist treats patients of all ages, including children, teens, adults, and seniors. We intentionally foster a family-friendly environment that is calming and welcoming for everyone. If you are worried that your little one may be suffering from periodontal disease, contact our office today.
What are your hours?
We are usually open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a break for lunch from 1:00 to 2:00. On Fridays, we are only open in the afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We ask that all patients make an appointment before visiting.
Why should I see a periodontist?
Because of their advanced training and specialty focus, periodontists like Dr. Schlaikjer are more qualified than general dentists to address gum disease or place implants. When you choose to work with a specialist, you are giving yourself the greatest chance of successfully treating your smile.
What can I expect at my first appointment?
When you first visit our St. Louis office, our friendly front desk team will greet you with a smile and help you fill out your new patient paperwork (if you haven't already done so in advance). Then, you will get to meet with Dr. Schlaikjer, who will perform a detailed examination of your mouth. He will diagnose your issue and make treatment recommendations. He will spend as much time as necessary with you to answer all of your questions.
Reviews of Our Office And Our Services
I was referred by my dentist who gave Dr S a rave review. After a thorough examination it was determined that my bone had to be built up to, accommodate an implant. It was a difficult task but Dr S handled it with expertise, compassion and an explanation of each and every procedure before he began. After major oral surgery he sent me home with his cell phone number to call if I was in pain. I have the utmost confidence in dr S and encourage anyone needing a Periodontist to go to him.View On Google
My son was involved in a car accident and had to have gum grafting. Dr Schlaikjer and his team were very informative, professional and went out of their way to make my son and I feel comfortable and important. They are very personable and easy to talk to. My son has had great results with his procedure and we are so thankful to have found Dr. Schlaikjer!View On Google