Effective Periodontics in Chester
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss, but many patients don't know they need to take it seriously until irreparable damage has been done. However, gum disease is both preventable and treatable, and it's never too late to get the quality gum care you need. At Beyond Periodontics, we provide gum disease treatment services to patients in Chester and surrounding areas. Our non-surgical and surgical treatment techniques will help restore your smile and protect you from gum-disease-related complications.
We are constantly investing in our dental practice, focusing on adopting innovative techniques and leading dental technologies. Our periodontist, Dr. Viviana Brignoni, has in-depth knowledge and experience in preventing and treating all stages of gum disease. We focus on understanding your history and offering treatment plans customized to your needs and circumstance. Contact our Chester dental office today to book your appointment with our periodontist and start your journey to a healthier smile.
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What Is Periodontal Disease?
If your gums bleed when brushing or flossing or feel overly sensitive to heat and cold, you may have gum disease. Gum disease starts when bacteria feed on food debris, producing plaque that inflames and irritates the gums. With time, gum disease progresses, and patients experience gum pain, sensitivity, and in advanced cases, gum recession. Periodontal disease puts you at risk of several health problems. It can cause inflammation throughout the body and is linked to serious medical conditions like heart disease and stroke. At Beyond Periodontics, our treatment options help restore your oral and overall health and protect you from complications of this disease.
What Are the Signs of Gum Disease?
The first signs of periodontal disease are bleeding or discomfort when brushing, flossing, or during a dental cleaning. If the disease is not treated at this early stage, your gums will start retracting and pulling away from the teeth. This will result in spaces between the gums and teeth, known as periodontal pockets. These pockets become quickly filled with harmful accumulations that may affect your teeth.
Our periodontist at Beyond Periodontics will measure the depths of these pockets to determine the spread of the disease and the type of treatment required. If the gum disease gets to the connective tissues of your teeth and jawbone, it can cause loss of teeth and jawbone atrophy or deterioration. The most common periodontal disease symptoms that most patients experience include:
- Swollen, red gums
- Bleeding when brushing or flossing
- Persistent bad breath
- Sensitivity to heat and cold
- Gum recession
- Tooth mobility or loose teeth
How We Treat Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is treated in different ways based on the severity of the disease. Our highly skilled dentist delivers excellent care with compassion and gentle touch. We will take the time to understand your dental concerns and provide innovative treatments, including laser periodontics, to rebuild function and restore comfort.
We start by thoroughly examining your teeth to determine the extent of infection and develop a customized treatment plan that caters to your unique needs. Some of the gum disease treatment options we offer include:
Scaling and Root Planing: This is the standard treatment for early-stage gum disease. This treatment technique can effectively halt the progression of periodontal disease if applied early and paired with good at-home hygiene. Our team will clean the areas below the gum line to remove harmful accumulations of bacteria, plaque, and tartar. We then smooth out the root surfaces to prevent future infection. Your gums will be able to start healing and reattach themselves to the teeth with time.
LANAP and LAPIP Therapy: These are FDA-approved laser periodontics that helps to promote bone and gum tissue regeneration and healing. LANAP is used to treat gum tissue infections, while LAPIP is for peri-implantitis, a condition where the gums around dental implants are threatened by a bacterial infection. These proven laser techniques remove diseased tissue with laser precision while leaving healthy gum tissue unaffected. With these laser periodontics treatments, we can efficiently and effectively treat gum disease, and you'll enjoy shorter treatment and healing times as a result.
Gum Graft Surgery: Gum graft surgery is used for treating gum recession that leaves tooth roots exposed. Our periodontist can perform both connective-tissue grafts and free gingival grafts according to your specific needs. Gum graft surgery can help repair damage caused to a single tooth or multiple teeth. With this treatment, you can be confident you will have an even gum line, reduced tooth sensitivity, and improved smile aesthetics.
Bone Grafting: When plaque and bacteria have reached the jawbone and caused decay and deterioration, bone grafting can help. This is achieved by applying supplemental bone material to the decayed areas of the jawbone to encourage new bone growth. For patients needing dental implants to replace missing teeth, bone grafting is often necessary to strengthen the jawbone.
Sinus Lifts: A sinus lift may be necessary to increase the quality and density of your bone in the upper jaw near the sinus cavities. The surgery lifts the sinus floor and applies additional bone for the placement of dental implants.
Tooth Extraction: Our dentists at Beyond Periodontics will examine your teeth and gums to determine whether tooth removal is the best treatment for your current condition. While we try to save your natural teeth whenever possible, if our periodontist cannot save your teeth using any other method, we will recommend extraction. We provide gentle extractions and can use a bone graft to supplement the space left by the missing tooth. Once your mouth has healed, we can discuss replacement options such as dental implants to rebuild your smile.
Restore Your Smile with Gum Disease Treatment in Chester
If you suffer from gum disease, you can trust our team at Beyond Periodontics to help you. Our dentists have the knowledge and expertise to treat all stages of gum disease. We will take the time to address your concerns efficiently and quickly and won't judge you no matter what condition your smile is in. We are here to help ensure you feel and look your best with gums free of disease. Contact our Chester office today to schedule your visit for experienced gum disease treatment.
CALL US: (908) 879-7709 REQUEST APPOINTMENT