Periodontal Treatments

If you are looking for periodontal treatments, then you are obviously someone who knows how important it is to make wise investments in your health. Many people are not aware that treating periodontal problems can not only make your mouth healthy, more beautiful, and free of bacteria, but it can also help prevent serious health conditions like heart disease.

 

Our periodontist can perform several treatments depending upon how far periodontal disease has progressed. These treatments range from simple procedures, such as removing tartar and plaque that might be present below the gum line, to cosmetic procedures, to more complicated surgical procedures that clear infections and restore bone loss.

 

Surgical treatments for periodontal disease are recommended when a periodontist determines that the tissue around the teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical procedures. For example, a pocket reduction procedure is performed when the supporting tissue and bone is destroyed and a pocket forms around the teeth. During this procedure, the periodontist folds back the gum tissue and removes bacteria before securing the tissue back into place. Rough surfaces of the damaged bone are also sometimes smoothed to limit the areas where bacteria can hide.

 

The most common non-surgical periodontal treatments performed by our dentist include scaling and root planning. In this procedure, the root surfaces are cleaned and smoothed with specially designed instruments. This procedure is generally successful in stopping infections that are present in the gum tissue but have not yet advanced to the bone. When you schedule a consultation with our periodontist, they may suggest using lasers as part of your periodontal treatments. Lasers can improve the efficacy of scaling and root planning procedures.

 

Cosmetic periodontal treatments are beneficial when the gum line is uneven or the teeth appear too long or short. Dental lasers can remove excess gum tissue to even out the gum line, and grafting procedures can be performed to visually shorten teeth that look too long. Dental implants are another beneficial and aesthetically pleasing procedure used to replace missing teeth. The implant looks and functions just like a real tooth and is anchored to the jawbone. If tooth loss has caused an indentation in the gums and jawbone where the tooth used to be, a procedure called ridge augmentation can fill in the indentation and restore the natural contour.

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