Treating Your Periodontal Disease Can Save Your Teeth
Patients who have been diagnosed with gum disease and those who are at risk for periodontal disease need to see Dr. Bryce Gates about periodontal care services. Dr. Gates has extensive experience treating patients with gum disease symptoms and offers several services to restore the gums and bone tissue. Let us prepare a treatment plan that includes gum surgery and other periodontal health treatments that will restore your oral health.
Receiving gum disease treatment early on can help prevent extensive damage and tooth loss
. Dr. Gates may recommend scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar buildup from beneath the gums. Performed with needle free anesthesia, this procedure involves the use of ultrasonic and hand instruments designed to rid the root surfaces of plaque and tartar deposits.
Patients who have had gum disease treatment or laser gum surgery
may be put on a periodontal maintenance plan that helps prevent active infection from returning. Frequent maintenance visits will help to better manage harmful oral bacteria and keep gum tissues healthy.
A sinus lift, otherwise known as a sinus augmentation, may be necessary for restoring lost bone in the upper molar areas of the jaw before dental implant placement
. This procedure involves grafting bone tissue in the area or raising the floor of the sinus so that there is enough bone structure available to support the implant.
If a tooth has been lost or removed, the bone in the jaw will start to deteriorate and may cause significant changes in the tooth socket. The ridge augmentation procedure restores the natural contour of the gum tissue and underlying bone.
We can preserve the appearance of your gums and supporting bone after tooth loss with a ridge preservation procedure. Occurring at the time of extraction, this is a procedure that restores the esthetics of the ridge and preserves your natural looking smile.
If you have lost bone tissue due to periodontal disease or tooth loss and are noticing changes in facial contours, we may recommend a bone graft to replace missing bone tissue. Bone grafting may also be necessary prior to dental implant placement. Dr. Gates may perform an autogenous, allograft, or xenograft procedure.