Periodontal surgery is a dental procedure to restore the look and function of teeth, gums, and bone damaged due to severe gum disease. A periodontist can help you determine if you’re a candidate for surgery.
But it’s not just one type of surgery…
There are many options available, and the best periodontal surgery for you depends on several factors, including your specific case, comfort, and budget.
The good news is there are many options to choose from, and each one has a common goal: to improve the look and function of your smile.
While also boosting your confidence, of course (you deserve it!).
At High-Tech Dental Clinic, we create customized gum disease surgery plans and will walk you through the options.
By the way, don’t let the word “surgery” scare you.
Innovative techniques and modern technology make perio surgery effective and cause little to no discomfort.
The results, though… are well worth it! Not to mention, periodontal treatment helps get your oral health back on track.
It’s a surgery to improve the aesthetics and function of a smile damaged by gum disease. This can include periodontal disease surgery to correct the gums, teeth, or bone.
A severe infection below the gum line, called periodontitis, can lead to:
If you have signs of gum disease or haven’t maintained great oral hygiene (this includes skipping dental check-ups), then it’s important to get your teeth and gums examined by a dentist. A gum infection is a progressive disease that shouldn’t be ignored.
Believe it or not…
Some signs go unnoticed for years, so it’s especially important to maintain regular dental visits so a dentist can spot signs of periodontitis or risk factors early on.
Periodontal surgery options include:
When gum disease is at an advanced stage, the damage cannot be reversed, and periodontal surgery is necessary.
Yes, you read that right.
Periodontal disease is not reversible. The good news is, it can be controlled, treated, and your smile can be restored.
As you know, gum damage and bone loss can’t regenerate on their own.
So the sooner gum disease is diagnosed and treated, the faster and less expensive the treatment options are.
This all depends on the extent of damage, and with the most severe cases of periodontitis, dental implants may be required to replace a missing tooth. And based on bone loss, there may be prep work needed for the jawbone to properly support the implant.
If you have advanced or severe gum disease, then you may be a candidate for periodontal surgery.
It’s important to note: We must treat the gum infection first, and you must maintain preventative care for long-lasting and healthy gums.
Each case is unique, so step one would be to speak with your dentist or periodontist.
At the consultation, you can find out about restoration options and the periodontal surgery cost.
Get your oral health under control and your overall health and confidence back!
FUN FACT: The majority of periodontal problems can be solved without surgery when caught early, and we typically begin with the least invasive and most cost-effective options. Find out what we can do for you!
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