Many people around the world suffer from periodontal disease. Untreated dental problems can lead to tooth loss and other serious health problems. This is why it's so important to see our periodontist regularly for routine check-ups and cleanings. At Periodontal Specialists we offer various periodontal treatments to help address gum disease and other related conditions.
Our periodontal services also include bone grafting and contouring. Bone grafting involves adding bits of bone or grafting whole pieces of bone from other parts of the body to the jawbone. This is done to regenerate bone tissue lost due to periodontal disease or other factors. On the other hand, bone contouring involves removing bone from the jaw to reshape it for cosmetic or functional purposes.
We perform deep cleanings, also known as scaling and root planing. This is a procedure that basically involves the removal of plaque and tartar from beneath the gum line. This is done to prevent and treat periodontal disease, which can lead to tooth loss and other health problems. Our periodontists are experts in deep cleaning procedures and can provide you with the best possible care.
Gum disease is an infection caused by the bacteria found in plaque, the thin biofilm that constantly forms around our teeth. In response to these bacteria, our immune system produces toxins. Unfortunately, these toxins also target our gums and other supportive tissues, resulting in the infection known as gum disease. Without treatment, gum disease can have serious consequences for your oral health.
Gum graft surgery may be the best way to address severe gum recession. Gum recession can be the result of periodontal disease, aging, trauma, over-brushing, and misaligned teeth. Gum recession can result in substantial sensitivity issues, pain, and poor smile aesthetics.
A dental implant is an ideal solution if you are missing one or more teeth. As a periodontist, Dr. Shannon specializes in the treatment planning and placement of dental implants. Once in place, the implant will serve as the root component of a dental prosthesis. Because it becomes a part of you, an implant is the next best thing to your natural tooth.
Fixed dentures are a permanent solution for missing teeth. They are held in place by implants surgically placed into the jawbone. Our periodontists are experts in placing implants and can help patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile with fixed dentures.
Other Periodontal Treatments
In addition to the previously mentioned services, we also offer additional periodontal services, including:
This is a procedure that can alleviate symptoms such as jaw pain, headaches, and wear to the teeth caused by a misaligned bite. Our periodontist can reshape your teeth or adjust your bite to improve alignment and reduce these issues.
Root Surface Debridement
Root surface debridement is a procedure used to remove bacteria and tartar from the root surfaces of the teeth. This procedure is commonly used in the treatment of periodontal disease, preventing further damage to your gums and bone. By using specialized instruments, our periodontist can clean and smooth the root surfaces, making it more difficult for bacteria to adhere and accumulate.
At Periodontal Specialists we understand that every patient has unique needs, and our periodontist will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your specific concerns. Whether you need routine checkups and cleanings or more advanced procedures, our specialists are here to help. Contact us at (774) 613-6009 today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how we can help you achieve optimal periodontal health.