Periodontics

Periodontics

Treat Gum Disease With Advanced Procedures

Periodontitis is a form of advanced gum disease that affects almost half of Americans older than 30, according to a study performed by the CDC. If left untreated, the possible result could be loss of several teeth. However, many treatment options are available to address periodontitis in various stages, including full mouth rehabilitation if major damage has occurred. Keep in mind that periodontitis doesn’t start out as full blow advanced gum disease, but rather starts with minor issues, like gingivitis and plaque build up.

What is Periodontitis?

Many people are familiar with the term gingivitis and what it means for your oral health care. Gingivitis develops when bacteria and food debris is not properly cleaned out from between the teeth and gums. Some of the telltale signs including bleeding, swelling, aching, and red gums. Thankfully, if caught at this stage, gingivitis is fully reversible with proper oral health care, including a professional cleaning alongside daily brushing and flossing.

If left untreated, however, gingivitis can quickly develop into a far more serious dental health issue known as periodontitis. This disease can affect not only the health of your teeth and gums, but can negatively impact the bones and ligaments in the jaw that support your teeth. Eventually, this will lead to the teeth decaying and loosening in the gums. Typically your teeth will begin to fall out or need to be pulled out if they become painful or irritating.

What Treatments Are Available?

If you have developed periodontitis, you can rest assured that Advanced Dental Arts of Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Citrus Park, Carrollwood, Lakeland, and New Port Richey will work closely with you to bring your mouth back to a healthy state. There are a number of treatment options available depending on the extent of the damage and your unique needs and preferences. Some options include:

  • Scaling and root planning, otherwise known as a deep professional cleaning. Tartar and bacteria is scraped from above and below the gum line and then rough spots on the tooth root are removed and then a teeth cleaning is performed.
  • Medications can be administered either in conjunction with another treatment or as a standalone treatment. Depending on the severity of the situation, surgery or a scaling and root planning may also be needed.
  • Flap surgery is recommended if inflammation and deep pockets are still present following a medication treatment. This can also help remove tartar deposits. During the procedure, the gum will be lifted from the tooth and any debris underneath will be eliminated.
  • Bone and tissue grafts may also be done in addition to a flap surgery if the bone or gum tissue has been destroyed by periodontitis. Tissue regeneration can be achieved with grafts, which will help encourage new growth in areas that were affected.

Related Services:

Affordable Dentures

Advanced Dental Arts offers patients a variety of options to help restore missing teeth. We will do our best to help find you the perfect set based on your needs, budget, and personal preferences. Dr. Susana Kulangara works closely to help every patient find a pair that fits well and allows for comfortable movement, including talking, smiling, chewing, and laughing.

Bone Grafting

A bone grafting is a procedure during which, traditionally, a piece of bone is removed from another area of the body and transplanted to the jawbone. A bone graft is necessary when the jawbone is not strong enough to house implants, so the dentist reinforces it additional bone from other areas of the body.

Complete and Partial Dentures

Losing teeth to injury, disease, or decay can be very upsetting and frustrating. From difficulty eating to embarrassment in social situations, living with an incomplete set of teeth has many drawbacks. Fortunately, dentures make it possible to obtain a fully functional set of teeth that look and feel natural.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry has rapidly become a very popular component of oral care because it focuses on improving the appearance of the teeth, mouth, and overall smile. From subtle changes like teeth whitening to major oral surgeries, cosmetic dentistry encompasses all techniques meant to improve and enhance overall oral appeal.

Teeth Cleaning

In addition to brushing and flossing every day, dental hygiene professionals recommend a teeth cleaning once every six months. In many cases, if patients skip a cleaning or two, they may discover that they have accumulated an unhealthy amount of plaque or bacteria in the mouth. A deep dental cleaning is a more involved process that can eliminate this harmful debris and bacteria that has collected underneath the gum line.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a great way to easily repair minor blemishes in the smile. Gaps, chips, cracks, and discoloration can occur for a number of reasons. These imperfections in our teeth can cause us to teeth can cause us to feel subconscious or embarrassed. Dental bonding is a popular choice because it is a cost-effective way to repair annoying little issues like minor chips or discoloration in the teeth.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge can be used to fill the space caused by teeth that have been lost. The bridge acts as a foundation upon which crowns are secured. They span the empty space in your mouth and are permanently attached by way of the surrounding teeth or implants.

Dental Crowns

Crowns are a popular dental procedure that many oral health care professionals recommend to patients to correct a number of imperfections and conditions in the mouth. Dental crowns can be used in both restorative dentistry procedures as well as cosmetic purposes.

Extractions

Adult teeth don’t always last a lifetime, so dental extraction makes it possible to remove damaged and unhealthy teeth that simply cannot be repaired. Advanced Dental Arts make the entire process quick, efficient, and simple.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are an ideal option for patients who want to regain the confidence lost by missing teeth. Implants are intended to look and feel just like real teeth so that you can talk, chew, laugh and brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.

Periodontics

Periodontitis is a form of advanced gum disease that affects almost half of Americans older than 30, according to a study performed by the CDC. If left untreated, the possible result could be loss of several teeth. However, many treatment options are available to address periodontitis.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealant is a preventive measure than can be taken to help reduce your risk of developing cavities in your teeth. It is a thin coating that acts as a barrier between your molars and unwanted bacteria and leftover food. Dental sealants work in conjunction with your oral health care regimen to help keep your mouth clean and cavity free.

Veneers

If you are thinking about undergoing a dental implant surgery, it is possible you might also need a bone graft. While not every patient in Wesley Chapel that has lost a tooth will need a bone graft in order to securely insert an implant, in many cases disease or decay has caused part of the root or bone to be removed or deteriorate.

Dentures in a Day with Implants

Same Day Dental Implant process is very simple which is what makes this procedure so great for dentureless patients & patients with worn or broken teeth in need of permanent dentures. We provide patients with a long-term solution that will leave you feeling better than ever both physically and emotionally.

Fillings

Dental fillings are most commonly known for their use in treating cavities, but they can be beneficial for a number of other reasons. A filling or restoration is when decayed tooth structure, also called a cavity, is removed from the tooth and a tooth-colored replacement material is put in it’s place to restore the natural shape of the tooth.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

The process of full mouth rehabilitation involves working with the entire spectrum of your mouth, including the jaw, the gums, the teeth, and the bite. This is a highly individualized procedure and will vary on a case-by-case basis, but you can rest assured that the experts at Advanced Dental Arts will help you build a beautiful smile!

Implant Supported Dentures

While regular dentures are designed to replace missing teeth by simply resting along the gumline, implant supported dentures are attached to implants installed in the jawbone itself. This is a viable option if you have enough bone to support implants and prefer to secure your dentures with the help of such implants.

Invisalign™

Invisalign™ is a set of clear removable dental aligners that are custom made to fit each and every patient’s mouth. This advanced form of orthodontic treatment allows patients to discreetly correct their smile without the burden of traditional braces.

Overdenture

Dental implants and dentures are an excellent way to restore a healthy appearance to smiles that are missing teeth or rows of teeth. Individuals who are missing rows of teeth can seek permanent relieve from overdentures.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are a wonderful solution for patients who do not need full set dentures. Many patients use them as an alternative to permanent bridges and dental implants since they can fill the space of multiple missing teeth.

Teeth Whitening

There are a huge variety of tooth whitening services available to patients both over-the-counter and through your dentist. Essentially, the whitening procedure involves a specialized tray, strip, or paste that is applied to your teeth with either a hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide solution.