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What Procedures are done in Periodontics?

Posted on 1/15/2024 by Weo Admin
a 3D rendering of a dental implantA periodontist specializes in offering adequate treatment for gum diseases. Depending on the severity of the disease, they can recommend either invasive or non-invasive treatment options. Some of the procedures the experts perform include:

Gum Graft Surgery

Gum graft surgery is a treatment option for receding or thinning gums. The graft covers your exposed teeth and adds more volume to the gum line. The surgery can be performed either on a single tooth or multiple teeth that have receding gums. After the surgery, you will note a more confident smile and aesthetics. Since it is an invasive procedure, anesthesia is needed to improve comfort.

Laser Treatments

Poor dental health can cause the accumulation of bacteria in your teeth. Over time the bacteria will form a sticky substance known as tartar or plaque. The buildup will change your teeth' natural appearance and lead to cavities and decay. Laser treatments are the best option to remove the buildup and leave your teeth looking white. Since it is a non-invasive procedure, it will take fewer hours to complete.

Pocket Reduction

Severe gum diseases can attack the tissues and bones that support your gums and teeth. The gums will start to recede, leaving behind pockets that may trap bacteria and cause numerous dental health issues. The pocket reduction procedure, also known as flap surgery, helps to minimize the accumulation of tartar and bacteria in the gum tissues. After the clearance of the bacteria, the gums are adjusted to minimize the space between the teeth and gum tissues.

Dental Implant

Severe gum diseases can lead to the deterioration of the jawbone. Reduction of the volume and mass of the bones will interfere with the adequate support of your teeth. Teeth loss can occur if gum disease is not treated in time. Dental implants are screwlike posts that mimic your teeth's roots and offer adequate support to the artificial teeth, such as the crowns.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure that is quite efficient in removing tartar and plaque buildup. The deep cleaning procedure targets the gum lines to prevent bacteria accumulation. With this procedure, you can reverse the frustrating symptoms of gingivitis or severe gum disease.

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