Rubino Periodontics and Implant Dentistry is a dental specialty practice treating conditions involving the gums and bone surrounding your teeth, and in placing dental implants. They have been providing comprehensive periodontal services to the residents of the Bradenton/Sarasota area since 1988. This includes expert gum disease treatment, gum recession treatment, regeneration of lost bone and full dental implant services to replace missing teeth, All-on-4, and LANAP.
Drs. Ryan, Tyler and Thomas Rubino are highly skilled and experienced periodontists who have stayed abreast of the latest developments in technology through regular continuing education. Dr. Thomas Rubino has also been a continuing education provider in Florida since 1990.
Dr. Thomas Rubino has been consistently recognized in the community for his outstanding work, and has been featured as a Top Dentist in the field of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Sarasota Magazine every year since 2011. He has also been listed since 2014 in the Guide to Americas Top Dentists, an annual national publication of the Consumer Research Council of America.
Dr. Ryan Rubino has also been recognized in the community for creating his own Smile Makeover charitable giving program. This program provides local veterans, picked by the VA, a life changing opportunity to receive a new smile using dental implants free of cost.
Rubino Periodontics also has two Registered Nurses (RN). This special training allows themto work closely with your primary care physician to coordinate our treatment with any medical care you may be undergoing. This coordination helps us fine-tune any adjustments in your dental treatment based on any other health issues you are being treated for.
We use state-of-the-art technology which makes your treatments accurate, efficient, minimally invasive and gentle. Our digital X-ray devices emit only a fraction of the radiation of traditional X-ray machines and produce crisp images that are sharper than film X-rays and available immediately.
Our cone beam 3D CT scanner creates highly detailed, 3D 360 views of your teeth, jawbone and related anatomy. The doctors use these images to diagnose the condition of your gums and jaw, and also use special software for precise planning of dental implant procedures.
We understand that the idea of dental treatment can sometimes make patients feel nervous, and we will never be judgmental. If you are worried or anxious about something, we will do everything we can to help you through your concerns.
We make your comfort a top priority and do everything we can to make your visits pleasant and your treatments easy on you. Our friendly and attentive staff will see to your every need and make you feel at home.
Drs. Ryan, Tyler, and Thomas Rubino are very friendly and reassuring. They thoroughly explain your treatments and answer all of your questions so you know what is going to happen and can feel at ease. They use advanced technology in procedures to make treatments minimally invasive.
We have WiFi for your use during your visit, and blankets and pillows for your added comfort in the chair. We provide wireless headphones so you can listen to music while receiving treatment, and if you need extra help with anxiety, we have several sedation options to help you relax.
Dr. Thomas Rubino has been practicing periodontics since 1988. He has always been driven by the philosophy of providing the highest-quality results using the latest advancements in technology in a friendly and caring environment. He has stayed on top of all the latest developments in treatment through extensive continuing education, implementing breakthrough procedures as they have been tested and proven.
Dr. Rubino is highly accomplished and experienced in all aspects of periodontics, including gum disease and gum recession treatment, bone regeneration, cosmetic gum treatments and full dental implant services. He is also one of the few practitioners in the U.S. who is certified to deliver the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique for treating gum recession.
In addition to private practice, Dr. Rubino serves as an instructor for other practitioners and has been a continuing education provider in Florida for many years. He has received numerous awards for his skill and expertise and has achieved both local and national recognition for his work. Dr. Rubino is an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, where he is an attending periodontist with the periodontal residents during their time in clinic treating patients.
Dr. Rubino loves being a periodontist for the change he can make in peoples lives and the relationships he builds with them as a result. Seeing my patients quality of life improve so dramatically after treatment is what puts the joy in my job, he says. I also get to know my patients personally and build a bond based on trust and help. My patients are an incredible group of people and I am grateful to be their doctor.
Dr. Rubino is known for his friendly, caring manner and his attention to detail in every aspect of his work. Patients have commented that he inspires confidence when he explains what will happen in their treatment, and described how he puts them at ease when he answers all their questions.
After seeing the relationships they formed with their patients and what they did to change peoples lives, he decided to become a dentist himself. Once in practice as a general dentist, he pursued periodontics as an additional specialty so he could provide an even more comprehensive impact on his patients health and well-being.
Dr. Rubino received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1979. He proceeded from there to the Medical College of Virginia, where he graduated with a Doctor of Dental Sciences degree in 1983.
After threeyears in private practice as a general dentist, Dr. Rubino went on to complete twoyears of periodontal specialist training and residency at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, earning his Master of Science degree and Specialty Certification in Periodontics in 1988.
Dr. Rubino has completed numerous continuing education courses in advanced procedures since obtaining his periodontal certification, and has incorporated these advancements into his practice to be able to provide the highest quality service possible. He maintains an extensive schedule of continuing education to stay on the leading edge of developments.
Training other practitioners started while Dr. Rubino was in periodontal training himself. During his time as a resident at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, he worked in the undergraduate dental clinics supervising dental students.
Dr. Rubino has been consistently recognized in the community and within his profession for the quality of his care. Based on a survey and selection by his peers, he has been featured as a Top Dentist in the field of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Sarasota Magazine every year since 2011. He has also been rated and listed every year since 2014 in the Consumer Research Council of Americas annual Guide to Americas Top Dentists.
Outside the office, Dr. Rubino has regularly donated his time and energies to local community activities. In addition to participating in numerous local charity events, he has coached the nationally recognized football and baseball teams at Manatee High School. He has also worked with the South Florida Museum and the Entre Nous Club Community Organization.
Dr. Ryan Rubino is a trained specialist in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. He is the older of Dr. Tom Rubinos two sons. Dr. Ryan Rubino obtained his dental degree and specialty certificate from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He is trained in minimally invasive soft tissue grafting, treatment of periodontal disease, minimally invasive LANAP dental laser therapy, full spectrum of dental implant treatments, all-on-4, teeth in a day, extractions, bone grafting and pre-prosthetic surgery.
Dentistry has been a part of my life since the day I was born, he says. Seeing my father enjoy his profession so much and sharing that desire to connect with people and make a difference in their lives, I became inspired to follow the same path and give it everything I have.
Dr. Ryan Rubino distinguished himself greatly during his years in training. He is a published author and has shown excellent clinical skills by being awarded numerous awards, including a scholarship from BioHorizons to attend the world renown course on Minimally Invasive Soft Tissue procedures taught by Dr. Pat Allen. He has also presented research at numerous conferences, including the International Academy of Dental Research (IADR), a world renown dental research symposium. His Masters of Science research thesis titled: Postoperative bleeding associated with antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs : A Retrospective Study will be published in the peer reviewed journal Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology.
Dr. Rubino is passionate about helping people recreate their new smile. He has been involved in the offices Smile Giveaway campaign where he helped a veteran get a brand-new set of permanent teeth fixed to dental implants. This unique technique helps patients transform their smile within hours. Dr. Rubino also loves where technology is heading in our profession. The advances in digital CT scanning and intra-oral scanners have improved tremendously over the past few years. Technology has helped clinicians and patients expect a more predictable and faster solution to their dental needs.
Dr. Tyler Rubino received his dental training at the University of Kentucky, where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Following graduation, Dr. Tyler Rubino remained at the University of Kentucky for three additional years to complete his specialty training in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. There, he also received his Masters of Science, during which his research focused on association of genetics to treatment outcome in aggressive periodontal disease.
Im a fourth-generation dentist in the family, he says. I grew up around dentistry. It was around every corner, from my great grandfather and great uncle down to my dad and brother. One can imagine how dentistry was a big component of the conversations at family reunions.
Dr. Tyler Rubino mirrors his fathers and brothers passion for providing patient-focused care. He chose periodontics after seeing the impact oral health has on people, systemically and with self-esteem. He enjoys the ability to help patients keep and rebuild their natural smiles, while also drastically improving their confidence and quality of life.
Gum disease is also known as periodontal disease, from Greekperi around and odont tooth. It is characterized by a continuous and progressive bacterial infection and inflammation in the gums and bone surrounding your teeth. If left untreated, it cancause the gums to detach from the teeth and the surrounding gum and bone tissue to be eaten away. Teeth can become loose and can eventually be lost.
Gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the United States. It is a quiet disease that often produces no pain or discomfort until it has reached an advanced stage. Gum disease has been linked to other serious health problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and certain types of cancer. It is important to detect it and treat it as early as possible, for the best outcome to gums and teeth.
As periodontists, we are highly trained specialists in the prevention, diagnosis and effective treatment of gum disease. The doctors can eliminate the bacterial deposits on gums that are eating away your gum and bone tissue and restore your oral health. In many cases we can even reverse the damage to gums done by gum disease through effective treatments to rebuild lost gum and bone tissue.
When your gums and jawbone are healthy, they are connected firmly to your teeth through connective tissue known as aperiodontal ligament, and your teeth remain stablein their positions. Healthy gums are firm, pink and do not bleed easily. The gums naturally attach to your teeth just below the visible gum line.
Bacteria from food and other sources can get onto your teeth and below your gum line. If these are not regularly cleaned away by brushing and flossing, they form a sticky biofilm on your teeth known as plaque. As the plaque builds up, large deposits of plaque start to harden into tartar, or calculus.
The bacterial plaque and calculus give off toxins that eat away your tooth enamel and gum tissue and cause your gums to become inflamed. This causes the gums to detach from your teeth, allowing more and more bacteria to accumulate and plaque and calculus to move progressively farther below the gum line. Your gum tissue itself will become infected and the supporting bone around the affected teeth is eventually eaten away as well. This progression to gums may continue until teeth become loose or even fall out.
The mildest level of gum disease is known as gingivitis and consists of a mild bacterial infection and inflammation of the gums only. There is no gum detachment at this point and no loss of the supporting bone. With gingivitis there is some redness and non-painful swelling of the gums, and the gums may bleed when brushing. This level of infection can usually be eliminated by thorough professional cleaning combined with effective home oral care.
The second level of gum disease is more severe and is called periodontitis. Here the infection has grown to where it causes the gums to progressively detach from the teeth, forming ever deeper pockets of space between the teeth and gums. It also causes the ligament and bone that support your teeth to be continually eaten away.
As the gum pockets deepen, more aggressive strains of bacteria are able to populate them, and the infection becomes more destructive the deeper the pockets become. This causes the bone loss and deterioration of gum tissueto accelerate in speed and intensity as the infection reaches an advanced stage.
Periodontitis progresses in severity from mild to moderate to advanced. Your level of gum disease will be determined by gently measuring the depths of your gum pockets with a small probe. You will be evaluated for loose teeth, gum recession, and the level of bone loss around your teeth by examining your X-ray images.
Gum pocket depth is between 4mm and 5 mm and bone loss has started to occur around your teeth. There is often bleeding when the pocket is probed or when you are brushing your teeth. The tissue around the gums is tender and there may occasionally be some pus emerging from it.
Gum pocket depth is 7 mm or greater and the bone loss is severe in this stage. There is more frequent pain and bleeding in the gums, and abscesses on gums will tend to flare up and go away. There can be gum recession and the teeth will often be loose or will have drifted out of their normal position. Tooth roots are only 10 12 mm long, so when the pockets between your teeth and gums are 7mm or greater, your teeth are in severe danger of being lost.
If you notice any of the following symptoms, you should come see our doctors right away for a comprehensive periodontal examination. Your doctor will tell you if you have gum disease, how far it has advanced and what gum disease treatment options are available to effectively eliminate it.
Although the bacterial infection and its effects are the most immediately visible causes of gum disease, there are numerous contributing factors that cause the infection to take hold much easier and advance at greater speed:
Gum disease is a bacterial infection that causes chronic inflammation and destroys tissue. These bacteria can enter the bloodstream and cause complications in other parts of the body, and the inflammation itself can spread and cause damaging effects away from its point of origin.
The doctors willexamine you to determine the extent of any gum disease present and let you know their findings so you are fully informed. Your treatment options will be reviewed in detail and all your questions will be answered.
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