Periodontic TreatmentsIf you are affected by gingivitis, or inflammation of the gums, you will experience redness and tenderness of the gums with a tendency towards bleeding. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of periodontal disease. Should the disease progress, you will develop infection in the gum tissue that will eventually reach the bone and cause destruction to both bone and tissue.
Our Santa Clarita dentist has various periodontic treatments that can be used for the different levels of gum disease. In its earlier stages, when infection has not yet had the chance to reach the bone, gum disease will usually respond quite well to a scaling and root planing procedure. Special instruments are used to scrape plaque and tartar from the teeth, including under the gum line. This procedure will clear up the infection.
When periodontal disease is in its more advanced stages, it can destroy tissue and bone. More aggressive treatment will be required to arrest the infection when it has progressed to this point. Pockets will start to develop around the teeth, and these pockets will hold bacteria. Our dentist in Santa Clarita will do a surgical pocket reduction procedure to clear up the infection. With a pocket reduction, the gum tissue is pulled back from the teeth to allow removal of bacteria. Root surfaces will also be smoothed out if they have been damaged, and this will prevent bacteria from building up in the future. The gum tissue will then be sutured back into position.
Our Santa Clarita periodontist has various treatments that can stop gum disease and repair the damages at any stage, but the sooner you receive treatment, the less damage your teeth have to suffer.
Santa Clarita PeriodontistDamage to the gum line is also a situation that can be remedied. When the gums have receded and too much of the teeth are showing, our Santa Clarita periodontist will perform a grafting procedure to fill in the gum line, and when the teeth appear too short because of excess tissue, that excess tissue will be removed to lengthen the appearance of the teeth.
After the proper periodontic treatments have been performed, regular visits to our periodontist in Santa Clarita will play a part in preventing the recurrence of disease in the future. Good dental hygiene at home is always an important issue.
With all the risks and other diseases that come with gum disease, you don’t want to wait for it to get better. Make the wise decision and contact our periodontist in Santa Clarita as soon as you can.