Periodontics: is the study of supporting structures of teeth, diseases and conditions that affect them. Periodontics can reveal gum diseases and periodontics as well as receding gums, exposed roots and tooth grinding. Periodontal disease can be detected and prevented by early detection and treatment of initial lesions. Early exams and regular checkups are essential. This is also essential in preventing gum disease, aka receding gums. 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, root canals and related disorders.
Periodontics Services Include:
Scaling and Root Planing
The most common and conservative form of treatment for periodontal disease, aka gum disease And often referred to as “deep cleaning”, Scaling is the removal of calculus and plaque that is attached to the tooth surface, it especially targets the area below the gum line, along the root. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss and this treatment can help preserve teeth
Type of surgery that changes the architectural bone to eliminate bacteria and affected areas. It is used for the treatment of gum disease called periodontics, an essential part of treating periodontal disease
Gum Recession / Gum Graft Treatment
Aim to cover an area of exposed tooth surface with artificial organically modified gum tissue. Aids in the prevention of further root exposure and decrease or eliminate sensitivity
Can be performed along with osseous surgery, for local bone replacement due to periodontal inflammation and bone loss
Antibiotic powder which is placed inside infected periodontal pockets, soon after scaling and root planning is done. Over a period of time Arestin is released into the infected pocket, killing the bacteria that causes periodontal disease
In addition to regular cleaning, optional teeth whitening can be done to give you a more pleasing smile. We offer Zoom! Teeth Whitening as an optional procedure. Teeth whitening can give you a brighter smile, lending you confidence
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.
Gentle Dental Associates is a family practice that offers the most advanced dental treatment with modern techniques available.