Maintaining your oral hygiene isn’t only about your teeth, but gums as well. Gum diseases are mostly bacterial infections that threaten the supporting tissues of your teeth. If you do not care for your gums properly, the infection spreads and takes a worse shape, leading to periodontal diseases, including gingivitis or gum decay. Periodontal therapy helps to address such periodontal diseases.
What is Periodontal Therapy?
Gum diseases can spread from your gums to the bone that supports your teeth. In some cases, such diseases may also cause tooth loss.
Periodontal Therapy is an umbrella term for different kinds of procedures and treatments that our dentist may recommend for your gum disease. Such procedures are essential to restore the health of your gums and teeth and prevent tooth loss. They can be both surgical or non-surgical, depending upon the severity of your gum disease.
What are the Different Periodontal Therapy Procedures?
Scaling and Root Planing
Both these procedures are deep-cleaning techniques that our dentist performs to keep your teeth and gum healthy. They remove the accumulation of plaque and tartar from under the tissues of your gums. These procedures make use of tools such as hand scalers or other ultrasonic instruments.
We may perform gum grafting in your mouth to replace the areas of lost gum tissues to protect the roots of your teeth. The procedure is accomplished by taking healthy gum tissues from one area of your mouth and then grafting them to the required place. Sometimes, we may use laboratory-processed donor tissue to accomplish the procedure.
Periodontal Plastic Surgery
This surgery includes a reshaping procedure to create a more comfortable and pleasing appearance of your gum tissues.
Periodontal Laser Treatment
Periodontal laser treatment is a less-invasive procedure that removes your diseased gum tissue using lasers. Many dentists have replaced conventional surgeries with laser treatment.
Crown Lengthening Surgery
It is a cosmetic dental procedure under which we expose the tooth structure covered by the gum and bone tissue to make your teeth look longer. Crown lengthening surgery is usually recommended for a gummy smile. Sometimes, the procedure may also be performed to aid in securing your new dental crown.
Dental implants have become the most preferred method of tooth replacement where our dentist places a titanium implant beneath your gum line and into your jawbone. After this, we attach the implant to a dental crown visible above your gum line. The dental crowns appear just like your natural teeth.
Please reach out to our dental practice in West Jordan, UT, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Gardois. Please call us at (801) 871-5820 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.