Our Services - Periodontics

Who is a Pediatric Dentist?

Periodontics is a dental speciality dealing with the prevention and treatment of infections caused to the tooth-supporting tissues called the periodontium. A general dentist usually takes care of mild to moderate periodontal disorders. However, severe or complex cases are usually referred to a qualified periodontist.

A pediodontist is required to undergo an additional training and acquire the needed expertise in the area.

Periodontists are responsible for treating moreprobloematic dental cases such as a severe gum disorder or a complex medical history. The treatments offered by Periodontists include scaling and root planning. Moreover, a periodontist is also trained in repairing and placement of dental implants.


During the first few visits, the periodontist would want to spend time with the patient knowing about his/her medical and dental history. Above all, the periodontist would want to know if the patient is currently on any kind of a medication, as some of these medications might hinder the effectiveness of the periodontal procedure.

The periodontist first examines the gums to find out if any of the teeth are loose. He will then use a probe to measure the spaces between the teeth. In some cases, an X ray may also be taken to determine the health of the bone below the gum.

FLAP SURGERY



What Is It?

Gingival flap surgery is a type of gum procedure. The gums are separated from the teeth and folded back temporarily. This allows a dentist to reach the root of the tooth and the bone.

What It's Used For?

Gingival flap surgery is used to treat gum disease (periodontitis). It may be recommended for people with moderate or advanced periodontitis. Usually, a treatment that doesn't involve surgery is done first. This is called scaling and root planning. If this treatment does not eliminate the gum infection, gingival flap surgery may be used. It also may be done along with another procedure known as osseous (bone) surgery.

Preparation

your periodontist will first remove all plaque and tartar (calculus) from around your teeth.

How it’s Done?

The periodontist will use a scalpel to separate the gums from the teeth. They will be lifted or folded back in the form of a flap. This gives the periodontist direct access to the roots and bone supporting the teeth.

Inflamed tissue will be removed from between the teeth and from any defects in the bone. The periodontist then will do a procedure called scaling and root planning to clean plaque and tartar. If you have bone defects, your periodontist may eliminate them. This procedure is called osseous recontouring. It smoothes the edges of the bone using files or rotating burs.

Finally, the gums will be placed back against the teeth and stitched in place. Some periodontists use stitches that dissolve on their own. Others use stitches that have to be removed a week to 10 days later. Your periodontist also may cover the surgical site periodontal pack or dressing.

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