Periodontics

Non-Surgical Gum Therapy

Gum disease is caused by bacteria below the gumline. Left untreated, gum disease may lead to more serious problems that may require painful and expensive surgery. Arestin is an antibiotic used in non-surgical gum therapy, and can help kill bacteria that cause periodontal problems.

Bruxism

Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. Sleep bruxism is considered a sleep-related movement disorder. People who clench or grind their teeth (brux) during sleep are more likely to have other sleep disorders, such as snoring and pauses in breathing (sleep apnea).

Gum & Jaw Correction

The gum tissues serve to surround and support the teeth and the underlying jawbone anchors teeth firmly in place. Some of the most common gum corrective treatments include: crown lenghtening (gum lift), gum grafts and pocket reduction surgery. Common jawbone treatments includes: sinus augmentation, ridge modification and bone grafts.

Gum Grafting

The gum tissues serve to surround and support the teeth and the underlying jawbone anchors teeth firmly in place.  Periodontists have completed several years of extra dental training and are concerned with maintaining the function, health and aesthetics of the jawbone and tissues.

Gum Recession

Gum recession is the process in which the margin of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth's root. When gum recession occurs, "pockets," or gaps, form between the teeth and gum line, making it easy for disease-causing bacteria to build up. If left untreated, the supporting tissue and bone structures of the teeth can be severely damaged, and may ultimately result in tooth loss.

Scaling & Root Planing

Root planing and scaling cleans between the gums and the teeth down to the roots. Root planing and scaling is done when gums have either started to pull away from the teeth or the roots of the teeth have hard mineral deposits (tartar) on them.

Pocket Irrigation

Oral pocket irrigation removes plaque and food debris between teeth and below the gumline to improve gingival health.  Oral irrigation reduces bleeding and improves the overal health of the mouth and gums.

Regenerative Procedures

Tooth regeneration is a stem cell based regenerative medicine procedure in the field of tissue engineering and stem cell biology to replace damaged or lost teeth by regrowing them from autologous stem cells.

Ridge Modification

Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. Ridge modification has been shown to greatly improve appearance and increase your chances for successful dental implants that can last for years to come. Ridge modification can enhance your restorative dental success both aesthetically and functionally.

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