The specialty of Periodontics involves the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease. At Glamorous Smile Dental Spa, we offer a range of periodontal treatments to combat gum disease at various stages.
It’s important to maintain and take care of not only your teeth but also the structures that support your teeth. When issues arise in the gums, it can potentially lead to more serious issues, such as tooth loss or jawbone deterioration. Gum diseases’ most common signs and symptoms include red, swollen or bleeding gums. While periodontal disease is preventable with proper oral hygiene habits, it can be easy to ignore the early signs and symptoms when they arise. Our periodontal treatment services include:
Scaling and Root Planing: This procedure is sometimes referred to as a deep cleaning. It consists of removing bacteria, plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line through scaling, and then smoothing the root surfaces through root planing to prevent future plaque buildup.
Dental Crown Lengthening: This procedure is most often performed on patients who have a “gummy” smile. It involves the reshaping of the gum tissue to expose more enamel.
Gingivectomy: This procedure involves the removal of gum tissue before it affects bone tissue.
Gum Graft Surgery: This procedure is most commonly performed for patients with receding gums. It involves removing tissue from the palate and grafting it onto the area where recession has occurred.
Root Surface Debridement: This procedure is most commonly performed when a professional cleaning isn’t enough to assess the state of your teeth and gums. It involves the removal of subgingival plaque or tartar.
Laser Treatment: Lasers are the latest revolution for treating gum disease. Laser treatment can be used to reduce or remove inflammation in the gums.
Pocket Reduction: Pockets may form between the gums and teeth if gum disease progresses. This can lead to areas where bacteria can form and build up easily. Pocket reduction surgery will reduce that space preventing further damage or decay.
Ridge Preservation: This procedure is done to limit the amount of bone loss, typically after an extraction.
Regenerative Procedures: This procedure refers to any method used to promote your body’s natural ability to regenerate its bone or gum tissue from damage. This can range from grafting to tissue-stimulating proteins.
Bone Grafting: This procedure involves treating areas in the jawbone that have been deteriorated by placing artificial bone tissue.
For gum disease treatment in Springfield Township, please call our spa-like dental office. You can reach us at (732) 234-9024 to schedule your appointment today.