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Implants – Gum Grafts – Periodontal Disease Treatments & Surgery

Dental Implants
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a periodontist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

  • Surgical placement and repair of dental implants, bridges, and denture

Gum Graft Surgery
Gum grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession. During gum graft surgery, your periodontist takes gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.

  • Gum graft surgery & crown lengthening
  • Pocket reduction procedures
  • Gum regenerative procedures

Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal health should be achieved in the least invasive and most cost-effective manner. This is often accomplished through non-surgical periodontal treatment, including scaling and root planing (a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins), followed by adjunctive therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Periodontal disease treatment & maintenance

Periodontal Surgery
Periodontal surgery is necessary when your periodontist determines that the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment. Following are the four types of surgical treatments most commonly prescribed:

  • Pocket Reduction Procedures
  • Regenerative Procedures
  • Dental Crown Lengthening
  • Gum Graft Surgery

Extractions

  • Surgical removal of wisdom teeth

-Definitions provided by the American Academy of Peridontics