Periodontics

Our specialty of dentistry that studies supporting structures of your teeth. We make sure that your gums, jawbone, and connective gum tissue are operating at optimal capacity.

Causes

  • Moderate/advanced gum disease– This occurs when the gums are bleeding, swollen or red around most teeth.
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  • Localized gum recession – The infection which propagates moderate or advanced gum disease often begins in one area.  Gum recession may also be caused due to over brushing with a hard bristle brush, or due to a tooth that is not positioned properly.  Immediate treatment is required to prevent further spreading.
  • Periodontal Surgery – The end result—tooth loss—harms both your health and appearance. Controlling gum disease and ultimately restoring health and appearance to damaged gums and tooth-supporting bone requires aggressive treatment—sometimes even surgical measures. Periodontal (gum) surgery treats moderate to advanced disease.

Preventative

  • The first nonsurgical step usually involves a special cleaning, called “scaling and root planing,” to remove plaque and tartar deposits on the tooth and root surfaces. This procedure helps gum tissue to heal and periodontal pockets to shrink.

Dental Implants

    Think of dental implants as artificial tooth roots. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone, they bond with your natural bone. They then become a strong base for supporting one or more artificial teeth called crowns. They are also used to stabilize full or partial dentures and help keep them in place.