Periodontal therapy treatments are those procedures that are performed to treat gum diseases and restore the tissues that support teeth. They treat and save people from tooth loss due to gum disease, one of the most common dental issues in the US.
Why Does Gum Health Matters?
Though most people know the risk of getting tooth decay and cavities and hence do necessary dental care to prevent them, they often ignore the role that gums play in their oral health. The truth is, gum health is equally important as dental health is, and it affects the health of your entire body as well.
At Oak Tree Dental Care, we offer periodontal therapies to prevent gum-related concerns and ensure the patient's oral health. With the help of advanced dental procedures and periodontal treatments like root planing, ultrasonic scaling, and laser therapy, we treat and reverse the damaging consequences of gum disease to help you keep the smiles of our patients healthy and fully functional for years.
At Oak Tree Dental Care, we offer the following surgical and non-surgical periodontal procedures:
Periodontal Laser Treatment
When compared to conventional surgery, Periodontal Laser Treatment helps treat diseased gum tissue with minimal discomfort and gum shrinkage.
Replacing lost gum tissue is important to offer adequate protection to the teeth. This is done by gum grafting - the process of grafting healthy gum tissue taken from one area of the mouth or donor tissue to the area of gum loss.
Root Planing And Scaling
In this process, the dentist removes plaque and tartar accumulated between the teeth and underneath the gum tissues using hand scalers and ultrasonic instruments to prevent the onset of gum disease.
Periodontal Plastic Surgery
This process involves reshaping the gums to result in their more pleasing appearance.
Implants are titanium metal rods secured under the gum line into the patient's jawbone to replace lost tooth roots. A dental crown is fitted over the implant once the area is healed to provide a natural appearance and improve jaw bone health.
Surgery to Remove Excess Gum Tissue And Lengthen the Crown
The dentist surgically removes excess gum tissue and bone tissue present over the tooth structure to make smiles more attractive by fixing gummy smiles.
How You Can Maintain Periodontal Health
One of the major causes of gum issues is the accumulation of plaque. It can be prevented by taking proper care of your oral health - regularly brushing and flossing your teeth and visiting the Seattle, WA dentist twice a year for regular dental checkups.
If you would like to avail of our dental services, visit Oak Tree Dental Care at 10004 Aurora Ave N Suite 14, Seattle, WA 98133, or call dentists in Seattle WA at (206) 363-4300 to schedule an appointment.