During periodontal surgery the periodontist may need to place a bone graft to help regenerate lost tooth supporting bone. During the procedure the periodontist folds back part of the gum and cleans out any infected gum tissue, bacteria covered calculus and rough tooth surfaces that can make gum disease worse.
Periodontal plastic surgery procedures are performed to prevent or correct anatomical, developmental, traumatic, or plaque disease‐induced defects of the gingiva, alveolar mucosa, and bone.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
A cleaning procedure performed to thoroughly clean the teeth. Maintenance is an important dental treatment for halting the progression of periodontal disease.
Sedation is used to help patients feel more comfortable during periodontal surgery.
A periodontists first priority is to help restore, save and repair your natural teeth. However, sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary and unavoidable when there is severe dental decay, trauma, or periodontal disease.
A bacterial infection that destroys the attachment fibers and supporting bones that hold the teeth in the mouth. Left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss.