Get the Healthy, Strong Gums You Deserve with Periodontics at Scottsdale Perfect Smiles
Periodontics Services in Scottsdale, AZ
Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and disorders of the gums, bones, and other supporting structures of the teeth. This includes the treatment of periodontal disease, which is a common condition that affects the gums and can lead to tooth loss if left untreated.
Types of Periodontics At Scottsdale Perfect Smiles
At Scottsdale Perfect Smiles, our team of periodontists are highly trained and experienced in a variety of procedures to help patients achieve and maintain healthy gums. From the treatment of periodontal disease to cosmetic procedures like gum reshaping, our periodontists are here to help you achieve your optimal oral health. Some of the types of periodontics services we offer at our practice include:
Periodontal Disease Treatments
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a bacterial infection that affects the gums and the bones that support the teeth. It is caused by the build-up of plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. When plaque is not removed through proper oral hygiene, it can harden into tartar, which can only be removed by a professional cleaning. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss, as well as an increased risk of other health problems such as heart disease and stroke. Symptoms of periodontal disease include red, swollen, or tender gums; bleeding gums; receding gums; and bad breath. Early stages of periodontal disease can often be treated with professional cleanings and improved oral hygiene, but more advanced cases may require more extensive treatment such as scaling and root planing or surgery.
Periodontal disease treatment focuses specifically on the removal of bacteria and plaque from the gums, as well as the control of inflammation. This is typically done through scaling and root planing, which involves the deep cleaning of the teeth and gums to remove plaque and tartar.
Gum grafting is a surgical procedure that involves taking healthy gum tissue from one area of the mouth and attaching it to an area of the gum that is receding or thinning. This procedure can help to restore the natural appearance of the gums, protect exposed tooth roots, and improve oral health. Gum grafting can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including gum recession, gum damage due to periodontal disease, and uneven gum lines. At Scottsdale Perfect Smiles, our team of experienced periodontists is skilled in performing gum grafting procedures and can help you achieve the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that is used to repair or regenerate damaged or lost bone tissue. It is often used in the field of periodontics to help restore the structure and function of the jawbone, which can be damaged or lost due to periodontal disease, tooth loss, or other factors.
During a bone grafting procedure, a small piece of bone is taken from another part of the body or from a donor and placed in the area where the bone is needed. The bone graft serves as a scaffold for the body to grow new bone cells, which eventually replace the graft and create a strong and healthy foundation for the teeth.
There are several different types of bone grafting procedures, including autogenous bone grafting, which uses bone from the patient's own body; allograft bone grafting, which uses bone from a donor; and synthetic bone grafting, which uses artificial bone substitutes.
Bone grafting can be an effective treatment for patients with periodontal disease or other conditions that have damaged the bone in the jaw. It can help to restore the structure and stability of the jawbone, improve the function of the teeth, and enhance the appearance of the smile. If you are considering bone grafting as a treatment option, it is important to consult with a skilled periodontist to determine if it is the right choice for you.
Soft Tissue Grafting
Soft tissue grafting is a surgical procedure that involves taking a small piece of tissue from another area of the mouth or using a synthetic material and attaching it to an area where gum tissue has receded or been lost due to gum disease or injury. This procedure can help to restore the natural contours of the gums, improve the health of the mouth, and enhance the appearance of the smile. Soft tissue grafting is often recommended for patients who have gum recession, which can lead to tooth sensitivity and an increased risk of tooth loss. At Scottsdale Perfect Smiles, our skilled periodontists, Dr. Feldhake and Dr. Rappa, have extensive experience in performing soft tissue grafting procedures and can help you restore your gum tissue and improve the health of your mouth.
Don't Let Periodontal Disease Affect Your Oral Health
Our team of skilled and compassionate dentists are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain healthy gums and a beautiful smile. If you are experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease or have concerns about the health of your gums, we encourage you to get in touch with our office to schedule an appointment. We are here to help you every step of the way, from initial consultation to ongoing maintenance and care. Don't let periodontal disease take control of your oral health – take the first step towards a healthy smile today. Contact us to learn more about our periodontal services and schedule your appointment.
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