There are a number of treatments we use at King Dental to treat or help prevent periodontal disease. Gum disease can sometimes occur without feeling pain. That may sound like a good thing, but it may increase the risk of being overlooked and lead to increased health risks if it develops further.
Keeping up with regular dental checkups can help with detecting issues like gum disease before they become a more serious problem.
Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
Periodontal procedures can do more than just address oral health issues. They offer a way to improve the appearance of your smile, as well. When your dentist normalizes the gum line and/or repair teeth, not only will your smile improve, but your self-confidence and mental well-being will get a boost, too!
Scaling and Root Planing
Also known as conventional and non-surgical periodontal therapy, scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning process that is one of the most effective treatments for gum disease. During the procedure, the dental hygienist cleans between the teeth and gums all the way to the roots. A local anesthetic can be used to minimize discomfort.
Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that is performed when dental work needs to be done, but not enough of the tooth is exposed. So, the dentist removes gum tissue and/or bone to expose more of a tooth. Local anesthesia is used during this procedure.
This dental procedure is performed as a treatment for the gum disease periodontitis. People who have periodontitis can develop holes in the bone around their teeth, which gives space for bacteria to reside in.
Osseous surgery is used to reshape the bone surrounding the teeth. Scaling and root planing is first performed in preparation for the surgery. A local anesthetic numbs the area prior to surgery.