Periodontal Treatments to Restore Your Smile
Gum disease treatment and periodontal therapy for the whole family.
Periodontal Therapy to Restore Your Oral Health
If you have gum disease or have suffered some of the effects of periodontal disease, such as gum recession or bone loss, you may need to undergo periodontal therapy to restore your oral health. We can customize a treatment plan that includes procedures such as bone grafting, sinus augmentation, periodontal maintenance, and crown lengthening procedures.
This procedure is performed when there is significant bone loss after a tooth has been missing for some time. We may recommend a bone graft before dental implant placement for optimal results.
This procedure reshapes and removes loose gum tissue after gum disease. It may also be performed when there is gum tissue overgrowth or when the gums have not responded positively to scaling and root planing therapy.
If you have an excessive amount of gum recession around a single tooth or several teeth, you may need a gum graft to restore the gum line. We can perform connective tissue grafts, free gingival grafts, and pedicle grafts when treating gum recession.
Osseous Surgery/Flap Surgery
This is ideal for patients who have moderate or advanced periodontal disease. It may be necessary when scaling and root planing therapy has not resolved the problem. Osseous surgery decreases pocket depth and stops an infection in the mouth.
This is a series of treatments such as deep cleanings and maintenance visits to ensure your mouth is free of any infection after gum disease.
If the bone in the jaw has started to deteriorate after tooth loss, you may need to undergo a ridge augmentation procedure to restore the gum’s natural contours.
This procedure preserves bone tissue after you lose a tooth and ensures the bone and soft tissue do not collapse into the sockets. It is a minimally-invasive procedure that helps to preserve your smile.
Scaling and Root Planing
This treatment is necessary during the early stages of gum disease and can help to reduce pocket depth by a few millimeters. It is performed using an ultrasonic tool to remove plaque and calculus and includes a deep cleaning process.
Sinus Augmentation/Sinus Lift
If you have missing teeth in the upper premolar or molar areas of the jaw, you may need a sinus lift or sinus augmentation procedure before you can get dental implants.
Periodontal plastic surgery procedures such as esthetic crown lengthening and functional crown lengthening may be necessary for treating a damaged gum line. We can reshape or remove excess gum tissue to create a beautiful smile.