NON-SURGICAL GUM TREATMENTS: When the periodontal condition is not advanced, a conservative treatment may be advised and it may include scaling of teeth, laser gum treatment, and antibiotic placement into the gum pocket.
CROWN LENGTHENING: In situations where there is a short tooth and a crown (cap) is not going to retain a new crown, a small surgical procedure may be needed to reduced the gum and bone thereby giving adequate tooth length to hold a new crown.
GUM GRAFTING: Receeding gums or sensitive root can be treated with a gum replacement. The surgery may be needed to protect the underlying tooth bone and often to cover as much of the exposed root as possible. The graft source may be the patients' own gum, donor tissue, or other tissue. When possible, a conservative gum graft hole procedure may be possible.
TOOTH EXTRACTION: Teeth may need to be extracted due to abscess, cracked tooth, to make room for braces, or severe bone loss.
PERIODONTAL SURGERY: Gum surgery and bone recontouring may be need to reduce the gum pocket and whereby the plaque can be cleaned at home.
INTRAVENOUS SEDATION: Sedation may be recommended ("Twlight Sleep"). This is not a general anesthesia.
DENTAL IMPLANT: A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed surgically into the bone (the implant is under the gum line) An implant mimics the root. Your dentist will place the tooth over the implant.
CONE BEAM( CAT-SCAN DENTAL X-RAY)
In our office we use digital radiography which allows us to take X-rays using 50-70% less radiation versus conventional X-rays. Coupled with computer monitorying, digital x-ray technology allows us to enhance the images for better diagnosis of any dental concerns.
BONE GRAFTING: A bone graft( the source of the bone graft may be a synthetic, or processed bone from cow or human donor) may be needed to fill in a tooth extraction "hole" and this graft will aid in forming a dense and high quality bone for a dental implant or for repair of missing bone around teeth.