Periodontics is an area of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. This type of dentistry also emphasizes the surgical placement and maintenance of dental implants, as well as cosmetic gum procedures to enhance your smile.
Our periodontics services include:
- Scaling and root planing (deep cleaning)
This is the meticulous cleaning of the root surfaces to remove bacterial plaque and tartar from deep periodontal pockets.
- Periodontal pocket reduction
When the bacteria that cause periodontal disease release toxic substances, they trigger the breakdown of gum and bone. After follow-up from a deep cleaning, if the gums are still unhealthy, pocket reduction surgery is performed to allow access to the root surface with cleaning instruments to help maintain healthy gums.
- Dental implants
Dental implants are the preferred method of restoring missing teeth. Please visit our section on dental implants for detailed information.
- Gum graft surgery
This procedure covers exposed roots, to reduce further gum recession, and protect vulnerable roots from decay.
- Regenerative procedures
When gum disease or tooth loss damage the periodontal tissues supporting your teeth, these procedures can reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue as well as getting the foundation ready for dental implant therapy.
- Dental crown lengthening
In cases of severe dental decay, tooth fracture, or instances where an individual has “short” teeth, we may recommend crown lengthening to enhance your smile and improve the longevity of your crowns.
Here at Central Dental Group, we are experts in addressing gum disease, maintaining the health of your gums, enhancing your smile, as well as performing the regenerative procedures needed to prepare you for dental implant treatment.
We want to be your comprehensive dental health care provider. Contact us to schedule a consultation.