Periodontic treatment keeps your gums and teeth healthy and functional.
Periodontics is the study of supporting structures of teeth, and the diseases and conditions that affect these structures. Periodontics can reveal serious oral health conditions such as gum diseases such as receding gums, exposed roots, and tooth grinding. Our periodontal experts strive to detect periodontal disease early and treat initial lesions before they become more serious and require more extensive treatment. Early exams and regular checkups are essential. Periodontal disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. Our practice leads in the treatment and prevention of all forms of periodontal disease, gum disease, receding gums, and related disorders.
Periodontics Services Include:
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is the most common and conservative form of treatment for periodontal disease, aka gum disease. It is also often referred to as “deep cleaning."
Scaling is the removal of calculus (tartar) and plaque that is attached to the tooth surface. It specifically targets the area below the gum line, along the root, which is often difficult to clean using normal means like brushing and flossing, especially if periodontic disease is advanced. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, and this treatment can help preserve teeth and keep them healthy for years to come.
Osseous surgery strengthens the bones that support your teeth when they are worn down by periodontal disease. This is usually done when the health of your gums and teeth do not improve after non-surgical treatments like scaling and root planing.
Gum Graft Treatment
Gum graft treatment aims to cover areas of teeth that become exposed due to gum recession. We cover exposed surfaces surface with artificial organically modified gum tissue. This treatment aids in the prevention of further root exposure and decreases or eliminates tooth sensitivity.
Bone graft surgery can be performed along with osseous surgery. This surgery is used for local bone replacement due to periodontal inflammation and bone loss.
Arestin is an antibiotic powder that is placed inside infected periodontal pockets soon after scaling and root planning is done. Over time, the Arestin is released into the infected pocket, killing the bacteria that cause periodontal disease.
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Call us for regular periodontic checkups!
Because periodontal disease is a chronic disease, your gums need to be checked regularly. Periodontal disease is very common and affects an estimated 50 million people in the United States. Call us now to set up regular checkups so we can help you keep gum disease at bay.