Periodontics is the treatment, prevention and diagnosis of gum disease. It also includes the placement of dental implants and the treatment of oral inflammation. At Crossroads Dental Care, we specialize in treatments that include Bone Grafting, Gum Graft Surgery, Dental Crown Lengthening, Gum Surgery, Scaling and Root Planing and Regenerative Procedures.
Bone Grafting is a procedure for patients who have lost a tooth and wish to replace it using a dental implant. Unfortunately, if the tooth has been missing for quite some time, the jawbone may not be robust enough to support an implant. In this scenario, the doctor must rebuild the jawbone using a special bone grafting material. You will then have to wait while the graft creates enough new, strong bone to ensure that the implant can be stable and secure.
Gum Graft Surgery: If your gum line has receded, leaving roots exposed, gum graft surgery may be recommended. During this procedure, the dentist will take gum tissue from your palate or another source and cover the exposed root. This can reduce further recession and bone loss, reduce sensitivity and improve the look of your smile.
Dental Crown Lengthening can be performed if your teeth appear short because there is too much gum tissue covering your teeth. A dental crown lengthening procedure removes the excess gum tissue to improve your smile.
Gum Surgery: There are many types of gum surgery that can help to repair or manage periodontal disease. At Crossroads Dental Care, we are experienced and knowledgeable in this area.
Scaling and Root Planing are non-surgical procedures which involve thoroughly scaling all of the plaque, bacteria and tartar from your teeth and the root surfaces; and then root planing, which will smooth out the areas on your roots' surfaces. The smooth surface will keep bacteria, plaque and tartar from recurring under the gumline, and allow your gums to heal and reattach themselves more firmly.
Regenerative Procedures are recommended when the bone that supports your teeth is weak due to periodontal disease. A regenerative process aims to reverse the damage of bone and tissue loss. The treatment includes folding back the gum tissue and removing the bacteria, which helps reduce and repair the damage caused by gum disease.
If you are suffering from gum disease, make an appointment today by calling (303) 927-0639.