Periodontal diseases are oral disorders that can lead to tooth loss and other general health problems. Proper oral hygiene practices and regular teeth cleanings are the first line of defense against gum problems.
At All Smile Dental in California, we provide various periodontal treatments that can help maintain your gum health and give you a striking smile. In addition, regular oral exams twice a year will allow us to identify early signs of periodontal disease and deliver swift treatment before the progression of the disease.
What Are the Common Signs of Periodontal Disease?
Signs of periodontal disease include:
- Swollen gums
- Tender gums
- Gum bleeding when brushing or flossing
- Pockets between gums and teeth
- Loose teeth
- Foul breath
- Gum recession
Periodontics Services at All Smile Dental
Scaling and Root Planing
This is a deep-cleaning procedure that Dr. Singh performs under local anesthesia. Plaque and tartar deposits are removed from both above and below the gumline.
Any rough spots on the tooth root are made smooth through the planing process to eliminate bacteria and provide a clean surface for the gum to reattach to the teeth.
In this procedure, we use fragments of bone from the patient or from donors or synthetic options to substitute bone that has been affected by gum disease. Bone grafts stimulate bone regrowth and make the teeth more stable.
Soft Tissue Grafting
This periodontal surgery involves taking gum tissue from the palate or another source and covering the exposed tooth root. Soft tissue grafting can be conducted on one or multiple teeth to even the gum line and reduce sensitivity.
Excess gum and bone tissue are recontoured during the crown lengthening process to expose more of the natural tooth and give you a beautiful, healthier smile.
Arestin is an antibiotic that is directly applied to the infected gum tissue pockets identified during the scaling and root planing procedure. It helps destroy harmful bacteria and prevents re-infection.
Impacted canines can cause severe issues like infections, discomfort in the jaw joints, and extensive wearing of other teeth. Canine exposure surgery will uncover the tooth by making a small incision in the gum. Once the tooth is exposed, we will leave it to emerge on its own or secure an orthodontic bracket to the tooth.
Frenectomy is a dental procedure that corrects lip ties or tongue ties in infants. It involves cutting or modifying the frenum, a soft tissue that connects parts of your mouth. Most dental frenectomies involve the lingual frenum or the labial frenum.
To learn more about the various periodontal treatments we offer, Please call our Dentist in Turlock, CA at (209) 668-3736 or Dentist in Modesto, CA at (209) 409-8839. We are located at 1647 Countryside Dr, Turlock, CA 95380 and 1100 Carver Rd. #5, Modesto, CA 95350.