Periodontics is a specialized area in dentistry that is concerned with the treatment of teeth around its surfaces. These areas would include the gums, bones, and ligaments. While regular brushing and flossing do get rid of debris, there are hard end plaques that you should be aware of.
There are several periodontal treatment options available.
Non-surgical treatment involves processes such as scaling and root planing. In-depth cleaning helps remove hard calculus and plaque to remove harsh toxins from the oral cavity. The procedure would generally be followed with the application of antimicrobials, antibiotics, etc.
Gum Graft Surgery
Gum grafts can be used to cover revealing tooth roots that may have receded away due to gum disease. During a typical procedure, your dentist specialized in periodontics would take a minimal amount of tissue from your palate and use it to cover the exposed surfaces. A gum graft surgery can be performed on more than one tooth.
Lasers are an effective method of treating gum disease. A specific wavelength of the laser, when targeted over the infected regions of the gums, can kill the infection-causing bacteria in a manner that they don't come up again.
The damage inflicted by gum disease may result in loss of teeth and supporting tissues of the mouth. A regenerative procedure can help restore both lost gum tissues and supporting bone structures.
By destroying infection-causing bacteria and undergoing regenerative procedures, it is possible to maintain the health of your teeth after the impact of periodontal disease. Careful assessments and treatment can ensure healthy teeth structure and overall health.
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