Gum, or periodontal disease can cause inflammation, called gingivitis, tooth loss and bone damage. Gum disease ranges from mild gingivitis to moderate and severe periodontitis. Gum disease begins with a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Gums in the early stage of disease, or gingivitis, can bleed easily and become red and swollen. As the disease progresses to periodontitis, teeth may loosen, fall out or may need to be removed by a dentist.
Periodontal Treatment in Bear
Gum disease can be prevented with good oral hygiene by daily brushing and flossing. Regular checkups will help detect gum disease in the early stages when it can be most successfully treated.
We provide the latest in periodontal care, including:
- Comprehensive gum evaluation at each dental health maintenance appointment
- Digital x-rays to detect bone changes
- Dental prophylaxis (cleaning)
- If needed we recommend a Deep cleaning (root planing)
- Periodontal Maintenance After Treatment
- Full Mouth debridement: a specialized procedure designed to remove hard tartar buildup on surface of teeth.
- Laser bacterial reduction: a noninvasive, pain-free procedure using laser to help eliminating the bacteria at or below the gum-line.
- Local antibiotics placement (Arestin): Arestin is a locally applied antibiotic.In combination with scaling and root planing, Arestin is an effective way to treat periodontal infections.
- Periodontal osseous surgery: a technique used to reshape deformities and remove pockets in the bone surrounding the teeth.
- Periodontal plastic surgery: a surgical procedure to reshape and contour the gum tissue around a tooth to create an aesthetically pleasing shape of the tooth.
- Crown lengthening surgery: a surgical procedure to lengthen the appearance of a tooth by reshaping the gum tissue and bone structure surrounding it.
- Guided bone regeneration: a technique that helps to promote bone regeneration in patients who are bone deficiency.
- Gingival graft: a procedure that can be used to cover an exposed root or to eliminate a gum defect.