Periodontics

The Dental Specialty Center provides comprehensive and personalized treatment of periodontal disease and its associated side effects.

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Periodontal therapy exists in numerous forms and are designed to help patients prevent against infections in the gums, and for patients whose gums have already been infected, Periodontal therapy is aimed at restoring the gums from infections and disease states.

The gum is an important part of the oral system and this also makes gum diseases to be a serious occurrence. Gum diseases can easily spread across the mouth and throat and in some cases may possibly make its way through into the bloodstream when not detected early or properly treated. Gum diseases can be devastating in that they are capable of affecting not only the gums in the mouth but also the bones and roots that support the teeth. In some extreme cases, gum diseases can lead to the loss of tooth or teeth.

With the advancement in periodontal treatment methods, it is, however, possible to treat and reverse the effect of gum diseases in the mouth and prevent it from spreading further. The latest advancement in periodontal treatment has uncovered ways by which dentists can remove the disease completely and guarantee better oral health for their patients.

Some of the most highly effective periodontal treatments which can be adapted for treatment of gum diseases can range anywhere from simple scaling to more complex surgical procedure to achieve the desired outcome. Without proper care, it is important to note that gum diseases, or periodontitis, can lead to other health risks which not only affects the mouth but the whole body.

The most common medical risks presented by periodontitis include higher risks of heart attack and stroke. Periodontitis may also affect the birthing process in women due to the higher risk of premature birth and may also alter the blood sugar levels.

We provide patients with a wide variety of periodontal treatment procedures

Some of our specialty areas, handled by our highly trained professionals include:

  • Gum Grafting
  • Periodontal plastic surgery
  • Crown lengthening surgery
  • Dental implants
  • Scaling
  • Root Planing
Periodontal Treatment Procedures

There are primarily three types of periodontal treatment procedures. However, the decision on which of the types to choose for patient’s treatment needs will be dependent on the specific needs of the patients and the professional opinion of the dentist.

Gum Grafting
  • Connective-tissue grafts: This is the commonest type of the grafts and is used to treat exposed roots. This procedure involves cutting a flap of skin from the roof of the mouth and the tissue underneath is removed and thereafter stitched into the gum tissue surrounding the exposed root.
  • Free gingival grafts: This procedure is commonly recommended for patients with thin gums which require enlarging. The procedure is much similar to the connective-tissue grafting as tissue is removed from the palate of the mouth. However, instead of making a flap, a minor amount of tissue may be removed directly from the upper roof of the mouth.
  • Pedicle grafts: This involves taking of tissue from the areas surrounding the tooth that needs repair, in contrast to the earlier discussed procedures.
Periodontal Plastic Surgery

This procedure is aimed at restoring function to the periodontal ligaments, gum tissues ad jaw bones. It can also be used to shape affected areas back into regular and normal form.

Crown Lengthening

This is commonly used to expose a larger area of the affected tooth or teeth after the removal of gum tissue, bone, or both.

Two circumstances can lead to the demand for this procedure and they are:

  • There is not enough available tooth sticking out above the gum line to support a filling
  • If a crown or filling falls out and decays have been formed underneath.
  • If you are in need of an affordable New Jersey Periodontist, contact The Dental Specialty Center today at (877) 422-6257.

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