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Periodontal Therapy Treatment

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal therapy is treatment provided by a Barrie dentist for hardened plaque and other factors that are causing disease and inflammation to the soft tissues. Periodontal inspection is done at every routine visit. The oral healthcare provider checks for space between the gum and the tooth. The space should be less than three millimeters and there should be no bleeding.

 

Periodontal Diseases

 

  • Gingivitis: This is the first stage and is characterized by swollen and bleeding gums.
  • Periodontitis: This is the second stage, characterized by deep pockets between the teeth and gums. Pus and bacteria may be present.
  • Advanced periodontitis: This is the most advanced stage of periodontal disease. It is characterized by extreme bone loss in the teeth. There is also gum and ligament loss. If not treated immediately, the teeth may fall off.

 

Treatment options for periodontal disease are either surgical or non-surgical

 

Non-surgical options

Cleaning

The best way to get rid of petrified plaque is through deep cleaning. Dentist Barrie will use special tools to clear the plaque leaving you with a clean and smooth surface. Routine cleaning is the treatment option for those at the gingivitis stage. If the disease is advanced, you will need deep cleaning to remove the calculus and restore a healthy gum line.

 

Root planning

Periodontal disease can cause the gums to detach slightly from the teeth. Bacteria will thrive in the space left and this is why it is important to treat the issue immediately. Root planning is done under local anesthesia. The gum line is pulled back, calculus removed and then any bumps on the tooth are smoothened out.

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Surgical options

Bone regeneration

Bone regeneration is offered when the bone structure has been compromised by an infection. A mesh is used to insulate the bone allowing it to regenerate by itself.

 

Gum grafts

Removing gum tissue exposes the roots of the tooth. Healthy grafts that are taken from other parts of the mouth replace the removed tissue.

 

Gingivectomy

This involves the removal of the loose and infected gum tissue. Once this tissue is removed, the gum will stick closer to the teeth.

 

Bone graft surgery

Bone graft surgery is done where regeneration is not possible. Grafts from synthetic sources, donors or the patient’s own body replace the bone. This treatment is very invasive and is considered only when the others cannot solve the issue adequately.

 

Ridge augmentation

Ridge augmentation is an aesthetic dentistry Barrie treatment used to fill the indentations left by missing teeth.

 

Crown lengthening

Cosmetic dentistry Barrie applies crown lengthening to provide a smoother gum tissue surface. The cosmetic role is to reduce the gummy smile. It can also be done to improve the dental function, in preparation for restorative surgery or crown replacement.

 

Pocket reduction surgery

Surgery can be done to reduce the space between the gum and the tooth.

 

A dentist will work with you to determine the most appropriate therapy depending on the severity of your case.

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