Periodontal disease is a serious infection that can cause extensive damage if it is not identified and treated early. The best way to avoid periodontal disease is through good dental hygiene and regular checkups, but if periodontal disease has already damaged your smile, our dentist in Santa Clara can help.
Our dentist may recommend conservative treatments if the gum disease is still superficial. However, surgery may be necessary if it has extended to the supporting structures of your teeth or caused damage. Surgical periodontal treatment options include:
1. Pocket reduction surgery
This procedure is designed to tighten the gums around the teeth to eliminate or reduce the size of periodontal pockets.
2. Bone and soft tissue grafts
Bone and gum loss are common occurrences with advanced gum disease. If you have lost substantial tissue, we may recommend grafts to stimulate growth and restore health.
3. Dental implants
Tooth loss is a frequent complication of periodontal disease. If you have lost teeth, our dentist may recommend dental implants, which are surgically implanted into the jawbone for the strongest restoration available.
A scaling and root planing procedure, or a deep cleaning, may be needed before the surgery can be performed. Give us a call today to find out more or to schedule your appointment with our expert in periodontal surgery in Santa Clara.