Periodontics

Periodontics refers to a specialized dentistry branch that deals with structures supporting your teeth. A periodontist will deal with gum, jawbone, and allied issues. Infections in these places can erode your dental health beyond repair, and you might end up losing your teeth. A periodontist specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating gum diseases. Periodontal diseases involve symptoms like inflammation and bleeding gums. If not treated within time, it can lead to tooth loss and other severe health problems.

Regular dental cleanings at the dentist’s office can help you prevent gum diseases. Professional cleaning sessions at the dentist’s office help remove tartar from your teeth and gum line, which is one of the leading causes behind periodontal problems. Procedures like scaling and root planing are non-surgical preventive measures.

Periodontal issues can be resolved using various surgical procedures like:

  • Flap surgery – here, your gums are first lifted to remove the tartar, and then the bacteria is removed from the concerned area.
  • Soft tissue grafts – tissues are taken from the roofs of your mouth and stitched together where your gums have receded.
  • Guided tissue regeneration leads the bones and connective tissues to grow together to give proper support to your teeth.
  • Bone grafts – bone grafting takes place in case your jawbones have eroded. The procedure involves taking a small part of your bone from other body parts and installing it for replacements.

If you have gum infections or any other problems with your teeth, contact us at Boca Family Dental Clinic. Dr. Johanna Ramos will examine your teeth first and decide which is the best procedure to treat your dental conditions.

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