Periodontal disease, otherwise known as gum disease, affects more than half of all adults to some degree. At Cherry Blossom Family Dentistry, we offer a range of periodontal services to treat gum disease at almost any stage. We can also work to reverse any damage or decay that has occurred as a result of periodontitis.
Gum disease, while common and very treatable, can lead to more serious issues if left untreated. It usually arises as a result of prolonged exposure to bacteria or plaque. The signs and symptoms begin with red, swollen or slightly darkened gums. Bleeding may also occur during brushing, flossing or professional cleanings. It’s important not to ignore these signs and symptoms and treat gum disease as early as possible.
Our periodontal services include:
This two-step procedure involves using special dental tools to reach below the gum line, where any unwanted material will be cleaned. The next step involves smoothing out the root surfaces to prevent future damage or decay.
Gum disease can make your gum tissue inflamed or swollen, giving you the unwanted side effect of having a “gummy” smile. A dental crown lengthening is a minor surgical operation that involves removing and reshaping any excess gum tissue to restore the look of the gums.
This procedure involves a deep cleaning of the root surfaces that are present below the teeth. This removes any unwanted material that is present. After treatment, the gum disease should stop spreading, and the patient will have a faster recovery.
One of the most important aspects of recovering from gum disease is reducing the size of any periodontal pockets that have formed. This can be accomplished by applying an antimicrobial liquid directly in the pockets. This will remove any harmful bacteria and cause the pockets to shrink.
This procedure is used for regenerating the jawbone when it has experienced deterioration or damage. This procedure consists of applying artificial bone-like material and special proteins directly to the damaged jawbone to promote new growth.