Dental implants have one of the highest success rates in all fixed reconstructions for missing teeth and provide a more varied option for patients when it comes to dental reconstruction. They can be also used to retain dentures and provide fixed reconstruction for single or multiple missing teeth.
Healthy gum tissue protects your teeth from periodontal disease, and sensitivity while providing you with a beautiful smile. Routine dental
Upper right broken tooth, removed and replaced with an immediate implant and crown.
Missing upper right molar and premolar, replaced with implants and a fixed bridge.
Scaling removes tartar and bacteria from your tooth surfaces and beneath your gums. It may be performed using instruments, a laser or an ultrasonic device.
Root planing smooths the root surfaces, discouraging further buildup of tartar and bacteria,
Topical or oral antibiotics can help control bacterial infection. Topical antibiotics can include antibiotic mouth rinses or insertion of gels containing antibiotics in the space between your teeth and gums or into pockets after deep cleaning.
One of our doctors is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you through your dental emergency.
Your periodontist makes tiny incisions in your gum so that a section of gum tissue can be lifted back, exposing the roots for more effective scaling and root planing.
When you lose gum tissue, your gumline recedes. You may need to have some of the damaged soft tissue reinforced.
The bone graft helps prevent tooth loss by holding your tooth in place. It also serves as a platform for the regrowth of natural bone.
This allows the regrowth of bone that was destroyed by bacteria.
Periodontal is the term used to describe a disease that affects your gums and surrounding tissue, and is quite often simply referred to as “gum disease”.
These are the most common symptoms that can be a good indication you may have gum disease:
Red, swollen gums
If your gums start to look a bit red and they feel a bit swollen, it is important to go to your dentist as soon as possible as gum disease at this stage is easier to treat. Bleeding gums are also another good sign that you may have gum disease, and they can especially bleed during brushing and flossing.
If gum disease is left untreated it will eventually turn into an advanced case of the disease which is called Periodontitis. Periodontitis means “inflammation around the tooth” and can lead to teeth falling out. At this stage of the disease you can expect more symptoms:
At this advanced stage your body has a natural reaction for the gums to recede away from the infected teeth, causing them to become loose and eventually fall out (if left untreated). The bacteria can spread along your gum causing this reaction on all your teeth, which could potentially leave you with no remaining natural teeth left. The infection will also attack your bone that supports your teeth, and can cause bone loss of the jaw, causing further complications down the line with treatments you may want to have e.g. dentures and dental implants.
Once you have tartar on your teeth you will not be able to remove it with conventional brushing and you will require a professional dental hygienist visit where they will be able to use the professional tools to safely remove it.
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