Periodontal Treatments

Initial non surgical therapies:

Non surgical procedures include Scaling and Root Planning (cleaning and smoothing the root of the teeth)removing the bacterial adhesion and to allow the gum fibers to re-attach to the teeth.

Local antibiotics are sometimes placed into the pockets to avoid the re-growth of bacteria, control the infection and accelerate the normal healing.

Scaling and root planning may not be the ultimate and definitive treatment and surgical procedures are needed to restore the periodontal health.

Surgical Periodontal Therapies

Pocket Reduction Procedures (Osseous Surgery):

Osseous surgery is done to eliminate the infected gum tissue, re-contour the uneven bone and allow the patient to improve oral hygiene in the area and to maintain the good oral health.

Regenerative Procedures (Bone grafts):

Regenerative periodontal therapies are indicated in cases when the bone need to be filled with bone graft to restore the anatomy and allow tissue regeneration around the area where the bone has been lost.

Crown Lengthening:

When tooth has insufficient sound tooth structure to hold a new crown bone needs to be removed around the tooth to obtain enough tooth structure to hold the crown and to allow the gum firers to attach and create the normal biological width with no swelling or discomfort.

Soft tissue grafts (gum graft):

Your gums may have receded for a variety of reasons, including aggressive tooth brushing or periodontal disease. When recession reaches the mucosa, the first line of defense against bacterial penetration is lost.

Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession. During this procedure, your periodontist takes gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.

Dental Implants

Dental implant is the treatment option when the tooth is lost. A dental implant is a titanium post that replaces the root of the missing tooth/teeth. It is surgically placed into the jaw bone to serve as an anchor of the missing tooth/teeth. The bone grows around the implant to form a fused bone-implant contact for better stability and support.

Dental implants help to prevent further bone loss and prevent the bone from collapsing. They can be placed and or loaded at the same time that the tooth or teeth are extracted or they can be placed after the proper bone healing occurs. It depends of the case. The time of placement varies from case to case and patient situation.

Sometimes bone graft procedures are needed prior implant placement to create the perfect host site for the future implant outcome.

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