Periodontics


Laser Periodontal Surgery


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Laser Periodontal Surgery helps avoid the use of traditional surgery and sutures by utilizing specialized lasers and techniques to remove bacteria from periodontal pockets in the gum tissue.

Tartar and plaque on the tooth surfaces can harbor bacteria, allowing for the development of gingivitis. Often causing discomfort and swollen or bleeding gum tissues, gingivitis can progress to an infection in the the gum tissues, known as periodontitis, which can result in periodontal pockets that separate teeth from the surrounding gum and bone structure. If left untreated, this condition will lead to tooth loss.

To repair the damage to the tissue, the infection needs to be cleaned out and the pockets must be sealed. Laser Periodontal Surgery removes the diseased tissue and bacteria and helps seal the pockets so that new germs can not get back in. This treatment minimizes trauma to the gum tissue, providing a more comfortable procedure for the patient than traditional methods and significantly reducing healing time.


Gum Grafting


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Gum Grafting is commonly used to treat root exposure resulting from receded gum tissue. Tissue is removed from the roof of the mouth or from gum tissue near the tooth and stitched into the area needing gingival repair.


Bone Grafting


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The replacement or enhancement of bone around teeth. When a tooth is lost, the surrounding bone collapses. Bone grafting is performed to reverse bone loss or enhance bone. The bone can be taken from parts of the body or from synthetic material. Bone grafting allows for proper support of dental implants or prostheses.


Crown Lengthening


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Crown lengthening is commonly used to expose more tooth structure and involves the removal of gum tissue and/or bone to expose more of a tooth’s structure for a more esthetic smile.


Bone Regeneration


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Bone Regeneration nvolves placing a regenerative bone grafting material into empty tooth sockets to rebuild bone where an extraction has left an empty, weakened area. This process encourages your body’s natural capacity to regenerate bone and heal itself.


Ridge Preservation


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This procedure is used to regenerate lost bone around existing teeth, or in an area where teeth have been extracted. This procedure is often performed to protect your existing teeth and the tissues that keep them in place from bacterial plaque. The gingival tissue is folded back to remove the disease-causing bacteria. Membranes, bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins can be used to encourage the body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.