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Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is one of the most common dental issues facing patients today, but it’s also one of the most treatable. At Think Oral Implants and Periodontics, we specialize in comprehensive treatment plans tailored to combat gum disease at every stage. Our expert team is dedicated to providing you with the best care, ensuring your gums are healthy and your smile stays bright. This blog post explores the various treatment options available and the successful outcomes you can expect.

Understanding Gum Disease

Gum disease ranges from simple gum inflammation, known as gingivitis, to more severe infections, such as periodontitis, which can lead to the loss of tissue and bone that support your teeth. Identifying gum disease early is key to preventing progression and ensuring optimal oral health. Symptoms to watch for include:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gums or longer appearing teeth

Initial Assessments and Diagnosis

At Think Oral Implants and Periodontics, your treatment begins with a thorough, comprehensive oral examination, including digital X-rays and, if necessary, 3D imaging to assess the health of your gums and bone structure. Following the examination, a treatment will be chosen.

  • Personalized Treatment Planning. Based on the results of your initial assessments, our periodontists develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses the specific severity and nature of your gum disease.
  • Treatment Options for Gum Disease. Our approach to treating gum disease involves both non-surgical and surgical methods tailored to meet each patient’s needs and preferences.

Non-Surgical Treatments

  • Professional Dental Cleaning. Regular cleanings are essential for removing plaque and tartar that contribute to gum disease. These cleanings go beyond what can be achieved at home, helping to prevent the progression of gingivitis to more severe forms.
  • Scaling and Root Planing. This deep-cleaning, non-surgical procedure involves scraping away plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line. Root planing then smooths rough spots on the tooth root where germs collect, helping to remove bacteria that contribute to the disease.

Surgical Treatments

  • Flap Surgery/Pocket Reduction Surgery. For patients with considerable bone loss or deep pockets that cannot be cleaned through non-surgical means, flap surgery may be necessary. This procedure involves lifting back the gums and removing the tartar. The gums are then sutured back in place so that the tissue fits snugly around the tooth again.
  • Bone and Tissue Grafts. In cases of severe periodontitis, we may recommend grafts to replace or encourage new growth of bone or gum tissue destroyed by periodontitis. Techniques like guided tissue regeneration can also stimulate bone and tissue growth using biocompatible fabrics.

Advanced Technology in Gum Disease Treatment

Think Oral Implants and Periodontics is proud to offer the latest in laser periodontal therapy. Laser treatment can target diseased areas with precision, reducing discomfort and speeding recovery times compared to traditional surgery.

Long-Term Care and Maintenance

  • Ongoing maintenance. Following treatment, we emphasize the importance of regular check-ups and cleanings, typically every three to four months. This maintenance schedule helps manage gum disease long-term and prevents recurrence.
  • Patient education. We also provide detailed advice on how to maintain optimal gum health at home, including proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as recommendations for healthful changes in diet and lifestyle.

Why Choose Think Oral Implants and Periodontics?

At Think Oral Implants and Periodontics, we combine years of specialized experience with the latest technology to offer you the best possible care in gum disease treatment. Our team is committed to ensuring each patient receives personalized, compassionate care aimed at achieving and maintaining healthy gums and a beautiful smile.

A Healthy Smile Starts with Healthy Gums

Investing in gum health is crucial to maintaining overall oral health and wellness. With comprehensive treatment options at Think Oral Implants and Periodontics, you can rest assured your smile is in good hands. Visit our website or call (610) 550-3333 to learn more about our gum disease treatments and schedule your consultation today. Contact us today and start your journey to healthier gums and a brighter, more confident smile.