Your gums are just as important as your teeth, and we take their care seriously at Ai Family Dental. We’ll provide advice and information to help you prevent gum disease, and, if gum disease is already present, stop its progression with helpful therapies including deep cleanings and local antibiotics.
Call our office today to schedule a periodontal appointment with Dr. Liao.
✱ Moderate/advanced gum disease
✱ Gum recession
✱ Crown lengthening
✱ Ridge augmentation
In the case of mild/moderate periodontal problems, the focus of the periodontist will be on curing the underlying bacterial infection and then providing advice on the most appropriate home cleaning methods.
Sometimes a deep scaling is needed to remove the bacterial plaque and calculus (tartar) from the teeth and tissues. Where periodontal disease is advanced and the jawbone has regressed significantly, more intensive cleaning may be recommended and loose teeth that cannot be saved will be removed.
The periodontist is trained in all aspects of dental implant procedures, which can restore functionality to the mouth when teeth have been affected by periodontitis.
Because periodontal disease is progressive, it is essential to remove the bacteria and calculus build up to halt the spread of the infection. Your dentist will be happy to advise you on effective cleaning methods and treatment options.
What Is moderate/advanced gum disease
This occurs when the gums are bleeding, swollen or red around most teeth and the jawbone has begun to recede.
The infection which propagates moderate or advanced gum disease often begins in one area. Gum recession may also be caused due to over brushing with a hard bristle brush, or due to a tooth that is not positioned properly. Immediate treatment is required to prevent further spreading.
What Is Crown lengthening?
The periodontist may lengthen the crown of the tooth by removing surrounding soft tissue to provide more tooth exposure.
This procedure, often called “recontouring” may be required to correct an uneven gum line. Before embarking on treatment, a periodontist needs to treat any bacterial infections and periodontitis.