Are you looking for professional periodontal services? Periodontics is a specialty of dentistry that concerns the care provided to the supporting tissues of the teeth (gums, tooth bones, etc.). According to studies, up to 50% of North Americans have some form of periodontal disease. A proper oral care is the best way to maintain your oral health and avoid any other health complication.
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Periodontics services: the most common diseases
Periodontal diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis must immediately be treated by a dentist to prevent complications and dental emergencies.
What is gingivitis?
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums commonly treated in periodontics caused by bacterial infections from the accumulation of dental plaque or tartar. Tobacco and poor oral hygiene are also among the main risk factors. To detect gingivitis, you should watch out for certain symptoms, such as:
- bad breath
- bleeding gums
- gum infection due to the accumulation of bacteria
What is periodontitis?
Periodontitis affects the gum tissue of the tooth. It is often caused by a form of gum disease that has worsened. In the long term, this oral disease ends up deteriorating the bone around the tooth, which affects the support of the entire dentition. Periodontitis is the main cause of tooth loosening in adults. In addition to brushing your teeth and flossing daily for good oral hygiene, it is therefore important to book a regular visit for a periodontal cleaning of your teeth and to ensure that your mouth is healthy and avoid infection.
What are the main procedures in periodontics?
Our periodontal clinic relies on a wide range of possible periodontal procedures and treatment options for periodontal diseases.
Putting in dental implants
One of the most common general dentistry procedures in periodontics services is putting in dental implants. This is done when your dentition has significantly deteriorated or to replace a lost tooth. It involves inserting a small screw into the jaw bone to accommodate an artificial tooth. This periodontal treatment is performed under local anaesthesia. It prevents the loss of other teeth and helps strengthen your dentition.
Sometimes, the bone level is not sufficient to accommodate one or more implants. It is therefore possible to perform a dental bone graft to restore bone mass. This bone can come from various sources, such as the patient themselves, a donor, bovine bone particles, etc. The bone graft can be done either at the same time as removing teeth or during a second periodontal operation performed by a dental surgeon.
When a shrinking or thinning of the gums is observed, it may be necessary to perform a gum graft. In this case, we are talking about the gum recession. This can cause a loosening of the tooth and lead to the roots being exposed. This problem can also cause tooth loss.
Dental crown lengthening
Having excess gum tissue in your mouth is also problematic. The teeth appear shorter because they are covered by excess gum tissue. The dentist must then lengthen your dental implant crowns. This periodontal operation will reposition your gums so that the visible portion of your teeth is extended. This can be done with a diode laser treatment, making it a painless procedure.
Hyperplastic tissue ablation
In periodontics, this surgical procedure is used to treat gingival hyperplasia. This is an increase in the mass of the gums that can be caused by several factors, such as the inflammation of the gums, taking certain medications, local factors such as faulty restorations, etc. It can cause inflammatory pain, bleeding gums, or periodontal diseases. It is also possible to perform this periodontal surgery using a diode laser, which makes it a painless procedure.
Trust our periodontal clinic for your oral care
Take advantage of the dental health expertise of Clinique Dentaire Lorraine. If you notice any symptoms consistent with gum disease, don’t wait for them to get worse before consulting us! Contact our team of dental health experts for fast care.
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