At King Dental, we use a variety of treatments to assist in preventing or treating periodontal disease. It is often pain-free, which sounds good on the surface, but if left untreated can lead to an increase in the risk of heart disease, stroke, and pregnancy complications. This underscores the importance of regular dental checkups so conditions like these can be detected in time for proper treatment.
Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
Periodontal procedures don’t just focus on functional and structural issues of the teeth and gums, they also serve to improve a person’s appearance. Cosmetic periodontal surgery can help improve your smile, which creates a domino effect by improving self-confidence, leading to other improvements in one’s life. When your gum line is normalized or teeth are repaired, both your dental and mental health improve!
Scaling and Root Planing
This procedure is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease. During scaling and root planing, your dental hygienist will clean between the teeth and gums right down to the roots. Sometimes the local anesthetic is used to numb your gums and roots.
In this common surgical procedure gum tissue or bone is taken out, which exposes more of the tooth. This is done when a tooth needs to be fixed but not enough of it is exposed. local anesthesia is used during the crown lengthening surgical procedure.
Bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth. If there are pockets, osseous surgery may be performed. This surgical procedure is used to reshape the bone surrounding the patient’s teeth. If these pockets are left untreated it allows a larger space for bacteria to live.