While scaling and root planing and other types of gum therapy can help treat mild to moderate cases of gum disease, advanced periodontal disease may only be effectively treated with gum surgery. Periodontal surgery can help your dentist restore oral health and aesthetics to your gums. There are many types of gum surgery procedures being practiced, but your dentist will help you choose which treatment is right for you based on the condition of your smile and your desired outcomes. Treating advanced gum disease can help you improve your overall health, as gum disease has been linked to serious systemic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. With the help of advanced technology, gentle techniques, and comfortable sedation, you can undergo surgery in less time and with less pain than ever before.
Gum contouring, also known as a gum lift, is a surgical procedure for patients who are unhappy with the size and proportion of their gums. We can conservatively reshape your gums with a laser or a conventional scalpel to help your teeth appear more prominent and restore balance to your smile. Most of the patients choose gum contouring as part of their cosmetic treatment to achieve the most comprehensive results.
Frenectomy is a procedure to remove the connective tissue known as the frenum, which attaches the upper or lower lips to the gums. This tissue can cause functional and cosmetic concerns for patients. For example, an enlarged frenum can cause a gap between the two front teeth and may affect your speech. The frenum can be removed with a scalpel or a laser, which can reduce your surgery and recovery time.
While a traditional pocket reduction surgery can help you achieve healthier and better-looking gums, the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure to perform minimally invasive gum surgery and access infected gum tissue without incisions or stitches. The laser will precisely target infected gum tissue without damaging surrounding healthy tissue and break down bacteria to prevent future disease. laser also promotes tissue growth and can help your gums properly reattach to your bone.
f you are receiving dental crowns but do not have enough exposed tooth surface to attach your crowns, your dentist may recommend crown lengthening. Similar to cosmetic gum contouring, this simple procedure can be accomplished with a laser or a scalpel and can help your teeth appear longer and more prominent. Undergoing a crown lengthening prior to dental crowns can help reduce the risk of a crown falling off and give you more room for proper oral hygiene.
This treatment for advanced gum disease is also known as gingival or gum flap surgery and may be necessary if you have periodontal disease that does not respond to scaling and root planing. After removing the plaque and tartar from your teeth, your dentist will create an incision on your gums to access the underlying tooth structure. He will then remove the infected gum tissue, address any bone damage, and remove bacteria that can cause future gum disease.
Soft tissue grafting, also known as a gum graft or gum regeneration, may be a good option for patients who have gum recession as a result of gum disease. During this procedure, we will take a piece of tissue from your palate or another part of your mouth to restore it around the tooth. The soft tissue graft to the infected areas can help prevent further damage and reduce sensitivity.
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Socket Preservation Graft. The socket preservation graft is an extremely simple and important bone graft procedure. This procedure must be accomplished at the time of tooth extraction. It helps to preserve bone at an extraction site in preparation for future implant placement.
Scaling and root planing, also known as conventional periodontal therapy, non-surgical periodontal therapy, or deep cleaning, is a procedure involving removal of dental plaque and calculus (scaling) and then smoothing, or planing, of the (exposed) surfaces of the roots, removing cementum or dentine that is impregnated with calculus, toxins, or microorganisms, the etiologic agents that cause inflammation.
Flap surgery is a type of gum procedure in which the gums are separated from the teeth and folded backwards temporarily in order to allow the dentist to reach the root of the tooth and the bone. It may be recommended for people with moderate or advanced periodontitis, especially if the initial, non-surgical treatment (scaling and root planing) has not eliminated the gum infection.
Scaling and root planing, also known as conventional periodontal therapy, non-surgical periodontal therapy, or deep cleaning
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