If we maintain efficient oral hygiene and undergo regular professional cleanings and oral exams, the chances of retaining our natural teeth for life will increase significantly. It involves caring for the teeth and the supporting gum and bone structures surrounding them. Gum disease is a bacterial infection that destroys these supporting tissues. Hence it becomes vital to always lookout for early signs of gum disease. At Beyond Expectation Dental in Tempe, Arizona, we offer comprehensive periodontal care to keep your oral health functioning at its best.
What Is Periodontal Therapy?
Periodontal therapy focuses on restoring the diseased gum tissues to health. Periodontal diseases can spread from the gums to the bone that supports the teeth and, in severe cases, may even result in tooth loss. There are various effective periodontal therapies to prevent gum disorders ranging from deep scaling that remove plaque and tartar deposits from beneath the gum line to surgical repair of lost gum and bone tissue.
Periodontal Therapy at Beyond Expectation Dental
Periodontal therapy includes surgical and non-surgical techniques to restore health to the tissues that support the teeth and gums and prevent tooth loss. They include:
Scaling and Root Planing
These deep-cleaning techniques are the best therapy to control gum disease. By using hand scalers, the hardened plaque and tartar deposits are removed from the gum line, and the tooth roots are smoothed out to encourage reattachment to the gum tissue.
Sometimes, it is necessary to replace lost gum tissue areas to sufficiently protect tooth roots. This can be accomplished by taking out healthy gum tissue from one area of the mouth and placing it in the deficient site or using laboratory-processed donor tissue.
Periodontal Plastic Surgery
This plastic surgery involves reshaping the gum tissues to give them a more pleasing appearance.
Periodontal Laser Treatment
Laser gum therapy targets the affected gum area and precisely removes the diseased soft tissue while causing minor discomfort and gum shrinkage.
Crown Lengthening Surgery
In this surgical procedure, the tooth structure covered by gum and bone tissue will be exposed to make the teeth appear longer and the smile less gummy or assist in securing a new crown restoration.
Nowadays, a titanium dental implant is a widely preferred method of tooth replacement that is placed beneath the gum line and into the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. The implant is then covered with a natural-looking dental crown visible above the gum line and completing the smile appearance.
At Beyond Expectation dental office, we provide dental solutions to improve your oral health while transforming smiles. Visit our office at 1425 W Southern Ave #15, Tempe, AZ 85282, or call (480) 967-0660 and schedule an online appointment.