Periodontics

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Periodontics focuses more on the surrounding teeth structure rather than the teeth. The treatment is mainly for gum disease that typically manifests as infection or chronic swelling of the surrounding tissue. If left untreated, the disease can damage the soft and hard tissues supporting the teeth, resulting in tooth loss. Scaling and root planing are some of the treatment options for periodontics. Severe cases may require a surgical procedure to rectify. In case of tooth loss, implants can fill the space.

Periodontics treatment can restore the health of gums and teeth and minimize the risk of the infection spreading. Our dentists can recommend flap surgery or any other suitable treatment plan depending on the magnitude of the damage. 

Periodontics focuses more on the surrounding teeth structure rather than the teeth.

Pocket reduction involves making small incisions in the gums to lift a section of the area to expose the root. The dentist then scales and performs planing. If there is severe bone loss, the dentist will recontour them then suture the gum tissue. Other treatment alternatives we can try include guided tissue regeneration, soft tissue grafts, and bone grafting.

We may develop a different treatment plan depending on your overall health, responsiveness to treatment, and disease progression. The other options may include non-surgical procedures to control bacterial growth and infection rate.

The cause of gum disease is bacteria that form invisible plaque at the tooth and gum margins. The longer the plaque remains unattended, the more the biofilm grows and penetrates to reach the underlying bone. Several factors can facilitate the disease’s progression. Examples include smoking, certain medications, health conditions like diabetes, poor nutrition, insufficient dental care, etc.

Early detection is crucial and is possible through regular dental checkups. Most people never experience the symptoms until the disease progresses and becomes more challenging to manage. Contact our clinic if you notice your teeth shifting or becoming loose, reddening, increased sensitivity, or bleeding gums. Most of those signs are painless.

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