From dental bone graft procedures to periodontal plastic surgery, periodontists offer a range of procedures aimed at restoring health to oral tissues. Periodontal specialists are experts in providing surgical solutions to conditions affecting the gum tissues and bone surrounding the teeth. Patients suffering from periodontal disease, bone loss, gum recession and a host of other oral conditions can benefit from the skill and expertise of a periodontist.
To restore bone tissue lost to periodontal disease, prolonged tooth loss or oral injury, periodontists may perform one or more of the following surgical procedures:
A dentist or periodontist may recommend one or more of these surgical procedures to restore health to periodontal tissues.
Whether you have periodontal disease requiring osseous surgery or excess gum tissue impacting the appearance of your smile, you may have a need to visit a periodontist for specialized treatment. A consultation and examination with your dentist can determine if you are a candidate for periodontal surgery procedures.
Receding gums are no joke for periodontal patients. They are one of the most pronounced symptoms of gum disease, and the recession can start very early in the disease process. It’s best to treat it while it is still minor because advanced gum recession will not regenerate completely on their own. Instead, they will require […]Read More
Gum recession is an embarrassing and common problem that affects over 64 million people in the United States alone. It’s also a potentially serious oral condition that can lead to tooth loss and oral pain if treatment is not received. While many periodontists still recommend gum grafting for those with gum recession, Drs. Mario Canal […]Read More
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Gum disease (also commonly known as periodontal disease) is typically thought of as an adult condition, but is it possible for children to have it too? Since periodontal disease typically occurs as the result of an insufficient oral hygiene routine, it is absolutely possible for children to develop it. Childhood gum disease, though rare, can […]Read More
If you have gum recession, you know firsthand how uncomfortable and embarrassing it can be. Gum recession can increase tooth sensitivity by exposing the roots of the tooth. Over time, extreme recession can even lead to tooth loss. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to receive treatment when you notice signs of recession. While […]Read More
It’s summertime, and that means travel, outdoor activities, and wonderful summer photo opportunities designed to help you remember everything you did during this warm season. If you’re experiencing receding gums in Matthews, NC due to advanced periodontal disease, though, your smile might not be what it was during previous vacations. Before you worry about your […]Read More
Have you ever been confused about whether you should see a dentist or periodontist for an oral health issue? You’re in good company. Many people don’t understand how various oral health professionals differ from one another. Since your treatment outcome largely depends on what type of professional you see for your oral issues, here are […]Read More
When looking at options for gum disease treatment, each patient’s needs must be evaluated carefully, and that includes an evaluation of the progress of the symptoms and each one’s severity. That’s why Dr. Ferrier offers a wide variety of treatments designed to work at different stages and for different symptoms of various gum diseases. As […]Read More
Patients and care providers alike have been stunned by the rapid change in gum disease treatment that the LANAP system has made possible. This unique laser gum disease treatment is less invasive than any other process used to treat the condition, and it’s also known to cause the patient little to no discomfort. How is […]Read More