Periodontics and Dental Implant

Periodontics and Dental Implant

Periodontics 

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease & inflammation as well as performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.

Gingivitis
-         The mildest form of periodontal disease. It is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene. It is reversible with professional treatment and good oral home care.
-         warning signs of gum disease include the following

Red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouth
Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard food
Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, causing the teeth to look longer
Loose or separating teeth
Pus between your gums and teeth
Sores in your mouth
Persistent bad breath
A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
A change in the fit of partial dentures

Periodontitis
Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis. Toxins produced by the bacteria in plaque irritate the gums. The toxins stimulate a chronic inflammatory response in which the tissues and bone that support the teeth are broken down and destroyed. Gums separate from the teeth, forming pockets (spaces between the teeth and gums) that become infected. Eventually, teeth can become loose and may have to be removed.
Periodontal Treatments and Procedures.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.
Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Since periodontists are the dental experts who specialize in precisely these areas, they are ideal members of your dental implant team. Not only do periodontists have experience working with other dental professionals, they also have the special knowledge, training and facilities that you need to have teeth that look and feel just like your own. Your dentist and periodontist will work together to make your dreams come true.

What Is A Dental Implant Procedure Like?
This procedure is a team effort between you, your dentist and your periodontist. Your periodontist and dentist will consult with you to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, your periodontist will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.

 

Services

Periodontics 

Scaling and root planning cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins.  

Gum Graft Surgery
Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Gum graft surgery will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss. It also will reduce tooth sensitivity & improve esthetics of your smile.

Laser Treatment
Treatment of sores (ulcers), tongue tie (frenectomy), gum depigmentation (gum bleaching) & Excision of oral lesions.

Regenerative Procedures
Procedures that regenerate lost bone and tissue supporting your teeth can reverse some of the damage caused by periodontal disease.
Membranes & bone grafts can be used to encourage your body's natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.

Dental Crown Lengthening
Excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth.

Pocket Reduction Procedures
Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dental Implant 

Replacing a Single Tooth   If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it.

Replacing Several Teeth   If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them.

Replacing All of Your Teeth   If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them.

Ridge Modification   Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. To correct the problem, the defect is filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge modification has been shown to greatly improve appearance and increase your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come.

Periodontics and Dental Implant Doctors

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