Gum disease is a dangerous dental issue that can severely damage your smile if you’re not careful. Sometimes this disease attacks the teeth and gums without you even knowing. Fortunately, when this happens, there are treatments available to restore your oral health. At the early stages of the disease, your dentist, Dr. Manieka L. Green, can use non-surgical treatments to help you. At the later, more dangerous stages, your dentist can use surgical treatment to help you.
The non-surgical treatments that can aid in restoring the health of your smile are scaling and root planing (which involves deeply cleaning the gum pockets, smoothing out the root surfaces, and placing antibiotics in the area to promote healing) and periodontal maintenance (which involves receiving a special cleaning treatment frequently to keep gum disease at bay).
The surgical treatments include pocket depth reduction treatment (which involves cleaning the gums, recontouring the bones and roots, and repositioning the gum tissue), regeneration (which involves everything included in the pocket depth treatment with the added procedure of using bone grafts, membranes, and tissue-stimulating proteins to regenerate healthy bone and gum tissue), and soft tissue grafts (which involves your dentist taking healthy tissue from the roof of your mouth and using it to repair receding gums and cover exposed tooth roots).
To learn more about the treatments used to eliminate gum disease in Gilbert, Arizona, please contact Oasis Family Dentistry at 480-926-4498 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!