Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and Root Planing is a non-surgical treatment usually recommended to most periodontal patients as the first mode of treatment. It is a careful cleaning of the root surfaces below the gum line to remove plaque, toxins and tartar from the root surfaces of the teeth. This procedure is is reviewed every six months.For patient comfort, the area may be numbed prior to treatment. In some cases, systemic antibiotics (antibiotics taken orally) or locally administered antibiotics (antibiotics placed into periodontal pockets) are prescribed at the time of the SRP procedure.
Gingivectomy is a periodontal surgery that removes and reforms diseased gum tissue The procedure involves the total removal of a portion of gingiva (gum) from in and around a tooth or teeth in order to treat gum disease or to lengthen the height or width of a tooth or a section of teeth.
Another type of periodontal surgery is called a Gingivoplasty. A gingivoplasty is different than a Gingivectomy as the former only involves a partial removal of the gums (plasty).
Lasers may be used to carry out the entire procedure more comfortable for the patient with less pain .
Flap surgery & Regnerative therapy
Periodontal disease, results in destruction of the supporting tissue and bone, forming “pockets” around the teeth.Over time, these pockets become deeper, providing a larger space for bacteria to live. As bacteria develop around the teeth, they can accumulate and advance under the gum tissue. These deep pockets collect even more bacteria, resulting in further bone and tissue loss. Bone grafting is carried out to halt the disease process and to bring firmness to mobile teeth
During this procedure, the periodontist removes the disease-causing bacteria In some cases, irregular surfaces of the damaged bone are smoothed to limit areas where disease-causing bacteria can hide. This allows the gum tissue to better reattach to healthy bone and after that bone graft is placed into the defect.
Dental Implants are the ideal solution for replacement of missing teeth. A Dental Implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically placed into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows the Implantologist to fix a crown on the top of that, thereby providing the appearance of a natural tooth.Implants look, feel and function like natural teeth thereby offers the most realistic, long lasting solution for the restoration of functionality of your smile.