Category: Periodontal therapy

Reasons To Choose Soft-Tissue Gum Grafting

Soft-tissue gum grafting is a procedure used to treat the recession of gum tissue. The treatment involves surgically grafting similar tissues onto recessed gum tissue in an effort to rebuild the area. The similar tissue may come from another area of your own mouth, such as your palate or from a healthy area of your… Read more »

Do I Need A Scaling And Root Planing?

Have you ever heard of a scaling and root planing? Also known as periodontal therapy or a deep cleaning, this procedure is used to address gingivitis or the early stages of gum disease, protecting smiles from a disease linked to tooth loss. How do you know if you need a deep cleaning? What does the… Read more »

Restore Your Oral Health Sans Surgery

Gum disease can be a difficult issue to deal with. It can occur when plaque and other bacteria are missed during brushing and allowed to eat away at your gum tissue. This causes your gums to recede and grants that same plaque and bacteria access to under your gums and into your teeth’s root structure…. Read more »

Treat Your Gum Disease Without Surgery

Gum disease can be a nasty issue to deal with. It can occur when plaque and other bacteria are missed during brushing and allowed to eat away at your gum tissue. This causes your gums to recede and grants that same plaque and bacteria access to under your gums and into your teeth’s root structure…. Read more »

Gum Grafting

Has your dentist told you that you have receding gums? Are those teeth that he or she pointed out particularly sensitive? Receding gums affect just under 15 percent of adults and can be due to a number of issues. The process of gum grafting, also called periodontal plastic surgery, can help eliminate symptoms associated with… Read more »

What Is Pocket Reduction Surgery?

Your gum tissue should be firm and tight around your teeth. However, when periodontal disease infects your gums, it destroys this connection. When your gum tissue becomes unhealthy it begins to pull away from your teeth forming “pockets” between the tissue and your teeth or jawbone. These pockets then catch more bacteria which can begin… Read more »

Does Periodontal Therapy Require Surgery?

Periodontal disease develops in stages. Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease, and is typically reversible, meaning if you discover and treat it in a timely manner you can eliminate it completely. However, once it progresses into the next stage, periodontitis, it can no longer be reversed.  Treatment for gingivitis does not require surgery…. Read more »