Periodontal treatment is sometimes needed when various conditions affect the health of your gums and your jaw bone, that hold your teeth in place. Healthy gums enhance the appearance of your teeth, like a frame around a beautiful painting. When your gums become unhealthy, they can either recede or become red and swollen. In advanced stages, the supporting bone is destroyed and your teeth can shift, become loose or fall out. These changes not only affect your ability to chew and speak, but can spoil your smile.
Many times, the early stages of periodontal disease are best treated with non-surgical periodontal therapy. Even in severe cases, non-surgical periodontal therapy often precedes surgical therapy. This is done to improve the overall tissue quality prior to surgery and also to help reduce the areas requiring surgery.
Osseous surgery, sometimes referred to as pocket reduction surgery, refers to a number of different surgeries aimed at gaining access to the tooth roots to remove tartar and disease-causing bacteria. Osseous surgery is used to reshape bone deformities and reduce pockets . It is commonly needed to treat more advanced periodontal disease.
Deciding on when and how to get a tooth extracted can be difficult to process, especially if you are unsure how the procedure will go. When you come to Rochester Periodontal and Dental Implants for your dental procedures, however, we keep you informed about every step in the process. Getting a tooth extracted is a commonly performed procedure that may be needed for a variety of reasons.
A frenum is a naturally occurring muscle attachment, normally seen between the front teeth (either upper or lower). It connects the inner aspect of the lip with the gum. A lack of attached gingiva, in conjunction with a high (closer to the biting surface) frenum attachment, can result in gum recession. A frenectomy is simply the surgical removal of a frenum.
As periodontal disease gets worse, pockets develop in the jaw. These pockets can promote the growth of bacteria and the spread of infection. To address these pockets, we may recommend tissue regeneration. During this surgical procedure, the pockets are cleaned thoroughly. An absorbable membrane may be placed to help restore lost tissues.
At Rochester Periodontal & Implants, we specialize in a revolutionary new procedure known as Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST). Invented and patented by Dr. John Chao, this cutting-edge technique has forever changed the way we correct gum recession. If you need restorative periodontal treatment, Chao pinhole gum surgery may be the ideal solution!
Cosmetic periodontal procedures are a way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short, unsightly teeth this can be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures by Dr. Oren Weiss and cosmetic dentistry by your restorative dentist.
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