LANAP therapy – an effective alternative to traditional gum surgery. Periodontal disease is sweeping the nation – more than 80% of Americans are affected. And only 3% of these patients seek treatment. Why? Because people are afraid of going under the knife and suffering through a long and painful recovery. Thanks to periodontal laser treatment, such patients now have an acceptable and safer alternative that promises to improve the sad statistics in the coming years significantly.
A ridge augmentation may be used for 1 tooth or for several teeth in one area together. It is when a patient has had a tooth extracted or several teeth and as recommended typically by a provider to get a bone graft however failed to get one. A ridge augmentation is used to change that paper thin bone into contouring the bone to a point where you’ll be able to place a implant in the near future.
When a patient is recommended crown lengthening it may be purely aesthetically in order to get rid of a heavy gum. When a general dentist recommends a patient to see the periodontist to get a crown lengthening for when a patient is recommended to get a crown. It is due to the fact that the decay on the tooth is too close to the bone level where it needs to be shaved down in order to seat a crown flushly.
Osseous Surgery is one of the most traditional ways of treating periodontal disease. It is when you have such deep pockets. That a patient's teeth are on the brink of losing their teeth. The periodontist makes an incision on the gum like to flap down the gums and clean out all the debridement and place multiple bone grafts as the flap is open.
Tissue grafting can be used in order to use natural gum from the roof of a patient's mouth and place it on the lingual part of the patient's mouth to regain gum in the area of the recession.
Bone grafts are placed in order to be able to regain bone in the area where you’ve lost a tooth in order to have the ability to place an implant. Bone grafts are always a combination of bone from a cadaver and a membrane in order to not allow the bone to grow into the bone cavity always placed under the gum line.
Losing a tooth due to injury, dental decay, or gum disease can happen. However, in order to avoid causing problems for the adjacent teeth and your overall dental health, it is important to replace the tooth that has been lost. This can be done a number of ways including fixed bridges, removable partial or full dentures as well as a more recent procedure known as dental implants.
Dental cone beam scans are used in order to have a 3D view of what going on in your mouth. Seeing your bone levels, nerve out lays and any unordinary discrepancies. Allows us to see deeper than a 2D x-ray.
Every day, more than 100 patients receive professional assistance in our clinic.
When it has come to a point where you want to see a periodontist. It can range from having poor hygiene & there is a real need to see a periodontist to address the underlying issue. As to wanting an aesthetic tissue graft to help out your gum recession. Our Periodontist Dr.Pernikoff will amaze you with how unpainful and amazing he’ll be able to restore those pink gums to 100%.