Periodontal Therapy in Northgate
Personalized Gum Disease Treatment
Four out of five patients have some form of periodontal disease. Most of them don’t even realize they have it. It’s the number one cause of tooth loss in adults, but through periodontal, we’ll be able to restore the health of your teeth and gums.
Believe it or not, there are various gum disease treatments out there that focus on the prevention and restoration of gum tissue. Not only can these treatments improve functionality, but in the long-term, the health of your teeth can be extended with periodontal therapy by improving the overall quality of your smile. To us, a healthy smile is a self-assured smile.
Unfortunately, gum recession is an issue that many people suffer from, and it can lead to many different oral health issues, one that exposes tooth roots, has an unsightly ragged gum line and leads to eventual tooth loss or extensive recession or decay. While your confidence may be reduced if you suffered from a receding gum line, sensitivity is also a consequence of exposed roots. Not only that, but tooth loss and abuse to your dental structure overall can reduce the overall functionality of your oral health if you don’t do something about your receding gum line.
Many people believe that aggressive brushing causes gum disease, but the fact of the matter is, there are many issues that can lead to gum disease, and brushing your teeth and gums isn’t one of them. However, treating your gum disease is one of the most important aspects.
Surgical solutions to gum disease include surgery:
- Soft tissue grafts to repair the damage of gum disease is an option. Not only can it help with recession of gums, but it can help eliminate the amount of bone loss you may experience. Gum grafts are a great way to cover exposed roots and help support new gum tissue growth. The gum graft tissue is taken either from a tissue bank from an outside source or your palate. Not only can this reduce sensitivity, but it can help eliminate tooth decay.
- If it is decided that you will have pocket reduction surgery, your gums will be lifted back to remove tartar. During this process, additional smoothing of any damaged surfaces may take place. After this procedure is completed, our periodontist will replace the gum tissue around the tooth structure to eliminate any pockets that bacteria thrives in.
- Bone grafting is a procedure that involves the replacement of any damaged bone structure in your mouth. Bone grafting may be performed if you’ve lost bone due to an accident or advanced periodontal decay. Artificial bone, pieces of your own bone or donated bone are used during bone grafting, and this process can help to encourage new bone growth to restore your mouth’s original stability and functionality.
To learn more about periodontal therapy, our dentists encourage you to contact them! Visit us in person or contact us online now to get started!