At All Dental, we are proud to offer periodontics as one of our comprehensive dental care services. Our periodontists are highly trained and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. We offer a wide range of periodontal services, including scaling and root planing, and bone grafting. We also offer dental implants, which can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Whether you are in need of preventive care or treatment for an existing condition, we are here to help.
What is Periodontics?
At its simplest, periodontics is the study of the supporting structures of teeth, including the gums, alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, and cementum. Periodontists are dental specialists who focus on the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Periodontic dentistry is the branch of dentistry that specifically deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases.
Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums that can eventually lead to tooth loss. They are caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth. If plaque is not removed, it can harden into calculus (tartar). Plaque and calculus irritate the gums, causing them to become inflamed. This inflammation is called gingivitis. Gingivitis is a mild form of periodontitis, but if left untreated, it can progress into a more serious condition.
Periodontitis is a more advanced form of periodontal disease that can destroy the gums and bone that support your teeth. In periodontitis, plaque and calculus irritate the gums and cause them to pull away from the teeth. This creates pockets between the gums and teeth that become infected. As periodontitis progresses, more gum tissue and bone are destroyed. The teeth may eventually become loose and need to be removed.
Fortunately, periodontics can help to prevent or treat periodontal disease. A variety of treatments are available, depending on the severity of the disease.
At All Dental, we are passionate about helping our patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health. We understand that periodontal disease can have a major impact on both oral hygiene and overall health, which is why we offer comprehensive periodontal care. Our team of experienced dental professionals provides personalized treatment plans that are tailored to each patient’s individual needs. We use the latest techniques and technologies to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care. In addition, we work closely with each patient to educate them about proper oral care, so that they can take an active role in maintaining their own oral health. If you are concerned about periodontal disease, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you determine the best course of action for your unique situation.