Only some of the services offered by Capitol Premier Dental Group
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease of the structures that surround and support your teeth, like your gums, alveolar bone, cementum and the root ligament, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation.
These are a few of the periodontal services that are offered at Capitol Premier Dental Group
Flap surgery/pocket reduction surgery
Your gums are lifted back to remove tartar, and irregular surfaces are smoothed to deter bacteria build-up. Your gums are then replaced snugly around your teeth to help eliminate areas where bacteria can hide out.
Soft Tissue Grafts
Grafted tissue, typically taken from the roof of your mouth, is stitched into thin or receding gum areas to reinforce them.
Guided Tissue Regeneration
When the bone supporting your teeth (alveolar) has been destroyed, a small piece of mesh-like fabric gets placed between it and your gum tissue, to keep your gum tissue from growing into the area where bone should be. Done in conjunction with flap surgery, this allows the bone and connective tissue to grow so that they better support your teeth.
Fragments of your own bone, synthetic bone or donated bone are installed to replace bone that has been destroyed by gum disease. These grafts serve as a foundation supporting the regrowth of your own bone, which will restore the stability of your teeth.
Shallow craters in the bone due to bone loss are smoothed out after flap surgery to eliminate areas where bacteria can continue to collect.
Admittedly, treatment of periodontics may sound intimidating. But you can count on Capitol Premier Dental Group.
Your best periodontal ‘treatment’ is prevention. Brush, floss and get your teeth cleaned by our hygienist regularly to prevent periodontal and even more serious health problems.
Research has shown that effective brushing and flossing, along with regular professional teeth cleaning, helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease. But sometimes, even people who are very attentive to their oral hygiene can’t keep gum disease from getting started. When that occurs, it’s time to see a periodontist. Dr. Yahnian may recommend a visit to our Periodontist if he notices a problem but you don’t usually need a referral to schedule a consultation. In addition, you can talk to our Periodontist about improving the look of your smile with some periodontal plastic surgery.
While periodontal therapy may take many forms, it has the same goals: to restore diseased or damaged tissues to good health; to improve the appearance and function of every part of your smile; and to allow you to keep your natural teeth for as long as possible. We’ll restore your healthy smile, from the inside, out!