Periodontal disease can range from inflammation of the gums to more severe cases which can deteriorate the bone structure of the teeth and damage the soft tissue. We use preventive hygiene to help keep your gums healthy and clean. However, should a periodontal screening show less-than-favorable results, we have several options to help treat the various stages of periodontal disease.
Gingivitis is often the first stage of periodontal disease and begins with inflamed gums that bleed when you brush or floss. If you notice any bleeding of your gums, contact us today to start reversing your gingivitis and formulate a plan for hygiene care in office and at home.
If your gingivitis has progressed, you may require a more advanced form of treatment. We offer the following:
Soft tissue refers to the gums around the teeth, while hard tissue is the jaw bone. Since severe periodontal disease can penetrate the bone and cause it to disintegrate, you may require tissue or bone grafting as a treatment. We provide both hard and soft tissue grafting.
We use a specialized skin graft product called Alloderm to correct gum and bone loss. Alloderm uses banked skin graft material, which we then use to surgically cover the exposed root and counter gum recession. By using Alloderm, we eliminate the need to remove donor tissue from your mouth, therefore there’s no pain from a second surgery.
Our soft tissue laser therapy sterilizes your gums and evaporates bacteria. We use our laser to reshape gum tissue with less pain and recovery time than other popular methods. Soft tissue lasers are an important part of periodontal therapy and help eliminate bleeding when small incisions in the gums are required.