Occasional bleeding gums may not be a sign to worry about, but if you have chronic gum disease, you’re experiencing more than slight discomfort. Advanced gum disease, or periodontitis, makes everyday life embarrassing and painful. Swollen, bleeding gums, tooth sensitivity, severe bad breath, and tooth loss can all make it impossible to feel confident and comfortable. You may even be noticing that it’s more difficult to be healthy or control pre-existing health conditions like diabetes or cardiovascular disease. If you have advanced and chronic gum disease in Canton, OH, don’t wait any longer to receive treatment from our periodontist. As the gum expert, our periodontist has unique training and specialization to treat your gum disease, along with replacing lost tissue, bone, and teeth. We can help you establish better oral health and renew your quality of life!
Why Treat Periodontitis?
Periodontitis has more serious consequences than damaging your oral structures. The low-grade inflammation and infection characterized by gum disease have been linked to systemic health complications, making them more difficult to control and putting you at greater risk for more severe health issues. At this stage of gum disease, you’ve lost significant soft tissue and bone, and maybe even teeth, as bacteria from calculus buildup continues to destroy your oral structures. As pockets deepen around your teeth, more calculus and bacteria will accumulate, creating a dangerous and chronic cycle of infection and inflammation. Seeking treatment for periodontitis, or any stage of chronic gum disease in Canton, OH removes the bacteria from your mouth so it can no longer harm your oral structures or travel throughout your body.
Solutions for Advanced Gum Disease
Our periodontist in Canton, OH has specialized education and training in both diagnosing and treating every stage of gum disease, including periodontitis. With targeted and effective treatment, we can help you overcome your gum disease, so you live a more comfortable and healthy life. We offer osseous surgery for chronic gum disease as well as scaling and root planing and periodontal maintenance. Beginning with a consultation at Center for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Care our periodontist will complete a thorough evaluation and diagnostics to determine the best treatment for your condition. In most cases, advanced gum disease will require surgical intervention to restore proper oral health and function.
Scaling and root planing is often the first step of osseous surgery or pocket reduction surgery. A non-surgical procedure, it begins with removing plaque and calculus deposits from your teeth with a dental scaler. Next, the rough areas on your tooth and root surfaces are smoothed to discourage bacterial accumulation and help healthy gums reattach to form a tight seal around the teeth.
Osseous “flap” surgery involves making small incisions in the gums so they can be pulled back to gain access to the tooth roots. This allows our periodontist to complete more effective dental scaling to remove calculus from the teeth and root planing to smooth the rough surfaces. For bone damage that has occurred, the bone can be recontoured before the gums are sutured around teeth. The purpose of osseous surgery is to eliminate calculus that’s causing chronic infection and gum inflammation, remove damaged soft tissues, and reduce the depth of the pockets around the teeth. If severe gum recession has occurred, our periodontist can also place soft tissue grafts to provide greater support for teeth and improve smile aesthetics.
Regenerative procedures add potential to restore lost tissues and attachment to the goals of osseous surgery. Bone grafting is often used as a stimulus for bone deposition. Over time, a large amount of graft material can be replaced by new bone.
Periodontitis can never fully be eradicated, but once chronic gum disease is actively treated, our periodontist will continue to provide specialized treatment. Periodontal maintenance is the recommended “deep” cleaning every 3-4 months that removes calculus buildup at and below the gum line. This will effectively clear out bacteria to minimize the risk of an infection developing again. Periodontal maintenance will replace your regularly scheduled hygiene appointments.
The Benefits of Choosing a Periodontist
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