Periodontal (Gum) disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis are serious inflammatory conditions that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word Periodontal means “around the tooth” hence periodontal disease is a condition that affects the gums and bone surrounding and supporting the tooth. It begins when the bacteria in plaque causes the gums to become red and inflamed.
Periodontists are dentistry's experts in treating periodontal disease. They receive up to three additional years of specialized training in periodontal disease treatment in both non-surgical treatments and periodontal plastic surgery procedures. Periodontists are also experts in replacing missing teeth with dental implants.
We have American trained and board certified specialist in our team that they can conduct entire surgery smoothly. Dr. Memon is Board Certified, holding the prestigious title of Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a recognized specialty of the American Dental Association. This state of the art multi speciality dental center is equipped to provide US standard of quality dental care to our patients. US Dental Clinic is equipped with latest dental laser which makes periodontal surgery very comfortable. There are many advantages like,
Treatment methods for periodontal disease depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed.
Scaling and root planning is the first and for most step towards treatment of periodontal disease. It involves careful cleaning of the crown and the root surfaces of the involved teeth under the gums to remove plaque, tartar and adherent bacteria and their toxins
In some individuals, depending upon the stage of gum disease, deep cleaning may not be enough to bring the health back. Gum surgery indicates to reduce the depth of gum pockets around teeth that have not healed well after deep cleaning. Surgery involves lifting gums back and allows better visualization of deposits on the teeth and hence makes it easier to obtain thorough debridement. The goal of the surgery is to reduce the gum pockets down to a level that is easier for patient as well as dentist to keep the area clean.
In this procedure, the gums are lifted back and after thorough debridement of the teeth, bone fragments (natural or synthetic) are used to replace bony structure that has been destroyed by the gum disease. The grafts serve as a platform for the regrowth of bone, which restores stability to teeth. New technology, called tissue engineering, encourages your own body to regenerate bone and tissue at an accelerated rate. There are limitations as to which areas can be grafted depending upon the type of bone defect, its location and patient’s overall health.
This procedure reinforces thin gums or fills in places where gums have receded. Grafted tissue, most often taken from the roof of the mouth or allograft in case of multiple teeth, is stitched in place, adding tissue to the affected area. There are limitations as to which teeth can be grafted depending upon the amount of bony support around the teeth and patient related factors such as level of home care and habit of smoking which severely affects the chances of success.
This procedure involves lifting gums back and after thorough debridement of the teeth, shallow boney craters around the involved teeth are recontoured in such manner that will allow gums to attach smoothly with bone and teeth preventing formation of gum pockets during healing. Pocket reduction in turn, makes it difficult for disease causing bacteria to collect and grow.
The professionals at US dental are highly qualified and equipped with latest technology to diagnose and treat gum disease at any stage. After thorough clinical assessment aided by X ray examinations, diagnosis of gum (periodontal) disease is established and treatment is rendered depending upon the stage the disease is in.