When gum or bone health becomes endangered, the longevity of teeth are also subjected to significant risk. The field of periodontics addresses these health concerns in a number of ways, aiming to restore health to the periodontal tissues and replace lost bone, gum tissue and teeth. From periodontal disease treatment to dental implant placement, periodontics eliminates disease and returns form and function to the smile.
Periodontal disease is an oral infection caused by hundreds of harmful bacteria residing beneath the gum line, causing deterioration of the gums, periodontal ligament (a group of fibers connecting the tooth to its bony socket) and underlying bone tissue. Such damage, especially if a significant amount has occurred, renders these structures less able to provide necessary support for the teeth. Periodontal disease is widespread, affecting nearly three-quarters of the adult population in the United States alone, and is the primary cause of adult tooth loss.
The prevalence of this progressive condition has given rise to a variety of effective treatments set on targeting and eliminating disease-causing oral bacteria and their hiding places. The following treatments for periodontal disease are often performed based on the severity and progression of the oral condition:
Periodontal procedures restore health and harmony to teeth, bone, gum tissues and the overall smile. Any concerns regarding the presence of periodontal disease, missing teeth, bone loss or gum recession should be discussed with a periodontist or dentist, who can offer sound solutions to achieving long-term oral health.
Failure to take care of your smile will result in gum disease sooner or later. It is extremely easy for Dr. Leo Tokarczyk of Springfield, MO to treat gingivitis, which is the early stage of the disease. Over time, gingivitis will escalate into periodontitis and narcotizing periodontal disease. You need to see our periodontist immediately […]Read More
If you’re looking to minimize your health risks and prevent major illnesses, working on your oral health with gum disease prevention measures will also help decrease your odds of experiencing many other serious health issues.Read More
There are many things that occur in the mouth when gum disease is left to its own devices. The problem only gets worse and can lead to gum recession without the intervention of a periodontist in Leesburg, VA such as Dr. Jean-Claude Kharmouche and the staff at Nova Perio Specialists. While the thought of sitting […]Read More
If you have been fighting gum disease but you’re still challenged by symptoms like gum recession, you need to know about the pinhole surgical technique and what it can do to give you a fresh start so it’s easier for you to gain control over your symptoms.Read More
AVPeriodontics has helped numerous patients around New York get the smiles of their dreams. Dr. Alexander Volchonok is an experienced periodontist with years of experience performing a wide array of treatments. For the best in advanced periodontal care, get in touch with our office to see what we can do to help your oral health. […]Read More
Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, also known as LANAP®, is an FDA-cleared and innovative way for your dentist in Tarpon Spring, FL, to treat gum disease. In the past, advanced gum disease that resulted in deep pockets of bacteria around the teeth and severe gum recession required extensive and invasive treatment through gum surgery. LANAP® […]Read More
You might think that visiting just any dental professional is fine when it comes to your oral health. It is true that you should get in for a dental checkup at least every six months, and Dr. Amar Katranji and the staff at Michigan Implants & Periodontics highly encourage this. However, there are times when […]Read More
April Fool’s Day is upon us, but you do not need to be fooled when it comes to the state of your oral health. Many people believe the primary sign of gum disease is bleeding gums. They erroneously conclude that if their gums are not bleeding, then their mouth is healthy. This is not always […]Read More
March is Oral Health Month and the perfect time to recommit to caring for your gums and teeth. While it’s important to keep a healthy, bright smile, what you may not know is that it can affect the rest of your body. Oral health is tied to conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. […]Read More
For many periodontal patients, gum grafts are a big question mark. People understand they are good treatments for gum recession once the infection that caused it is cleared up, but many patients don’t understand whether their case is one that would benefit from a gum graft. The fact is, if you’ve had any significant gum […]Read More