Welcome to Justin M. Schlaikjer, DDS, MS Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
The team at Justin M. Schlaikjer, DDS, MS Periodontics and Implant Dentistry has been improving patients’ oral health for over 10 years. Dr. Schlaikjer uses state-of-the-art technology to treat all stages of gum disease as well as related problems like missing teeth. If you are looking for an outstanding periodontist in or around St. Louis, MO, we encourage you to make an appointment with us. Our entire staff works hard to ensure that you are always comfortable and informed about your treatment options and we are always accepting new patients.
Our Philosophy of Care Is Built On:
When you visit our practice, you can expect nothing less than the highest standards in everything we do. We offer:
- Patient-centered care: Our doctor works carefully to tailor treatments to meet patients' individual needs.
- Experience: Our practice has served the residents of St. Louis for more than 10 years.
- Expertise: Dr. Schlaikjer has undergone advanced training in order to offer specialized care in the field of periodontics.
Dr. Justin M. Schlaikjer
Dr. Schlaikjer, a St. Louis native and ardent Cardinals fan, earned his degree from the Creighton University School of Dentistry. He later went on to earn a certificate in periodontics from the St. Louis University's Center for Advanced Dental Education before earning the advanced title of periodontist in 2015. Periodontists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease (periodontal disease). They also have in-depth training in the placement of dental implants.
We work hard to ensure that you are always comfortable and informed about your treatment options and we are always accepting new patients.
Dr. Schlaikjer is a strong believer in continuing education. He is an active study club member within Spear Education, an online continuing education program for dentists who are dedicated to pursuing clinical excellence in dentistry.
Meet the Team
- Dana, Office Manager
- Samantha, Dental Hygienist
- Abigail, Lead Dental Assistant
- Danyell, Patient Coordinator & Assistant
Personalized Care for All Ages
Dr. Schlaikjer and our staff believe that oral healthcare is our profession, but patients are our focus. We have built a reputation as a periodontal practice that takes time to listen to the needs of patients while providing quality general dentistry treatments as well as advanced treatments. Our warm and friendly staff is here to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful, and confident smile.
Areas of Expertise
Whether you are bothered by the look of a gummy smile or suffer from missing teeth, we can meet your needs.
Dental implants are recognized as the very best restorative treatment for patients with one or more missing teeth. The titanium posts are placed in the jaw and allow patients to stabilize dentures so they never have to worry about the restoration slipping or making embarrassing clicking noises. Once the implant posts are placed, they also guard against bone recession–a natural effect of tooth loss.
Soft Tissue Grafting
Soft tissue grafting may be recommended to minimize sensitivity and restore your oral health. The procedure prevents further gum recession by transplanting donor tissue to areas of your gums that have experienced gum recession. The surgery can deliver cosmetic as well as restorative benefits.
Dr. Schlaikjer can also perform non-surgical and surgical treatments to address mild, moderate, and advanced levels of gum disease. These treatments can not only restore your oral health but also minimize your risk of developing serious health issues like heart disease.
Insurance & Financing Information
Our office accepts multiple forms of dental insurance. We also offer CareCredit® and Lending Club financing. If you have questions about financing or insurance coverage, one of our staff members will be glad to assist you. We pride ourselves on making high-quality care accessible on any budget.