Benefits of Periodontal Care
- Restores oral health
- Improves gum health
- Protects the teeth and bone from extensive damage
- Can prepare soft tissues and jaw for other procedures
- Reduces risk of gum disease
What Types of Procedures Are Involved in Periodontal Care?
Periodontal Care Includes The Following Services
If you have extensive bone loss and need to get dental implants, Dr. Pang may recommend a bone grafting procedure to ensure there is enough bone available to support the implant. Autogenous grafts, allografts, and xenografts are the three main types of bone grafting procedures.
This innovative procedure helps the body regenerate lost bone and increase the chances that you will be able to keep your natural teeth. It can also be effective for saving failing dental implants or bridges.
If you have gum recession around one or more teeth, you may experience symptoms such as root sensitivity, bone, and gum deterioration, and may have esthetic issues. Gum grafting procedures can restore the gum line and improve the quality of your smile.
If you have developed pockets around a tooth that are not responding to other treatments, you may need to undergo osseous surgery, also known as a pocket depth reduction or flap surgery.
Dr. Pang will prepare a treatment plan with ongoing treatments to prevent the progression of gum disease. If you are at risk or have been diagnosed with gum disease, periodontal therapy may be a necessary part of your treatment plan.
This is a nonsurgical treatment for treating periodontal disease that can be very effective for deep cleaning infected areas and smoothing out the surface of the tooth so that the gums can reattach to the teeth.