Maintaining optimal oral health goes beyond just ensuring pearly whites. Periodontics, a specialized branch of dentistry, focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that affect the supporting structures of the teeth, particularly the gums. At Mequon Smile Design, we understand the importance of a healthy foundation for a beautiful smile. In this blog post, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about periodontics and explore the cutting-edge treatment options offered by our skilled dentist and dental staff.
This non-surgical procedure involves cleaning the tooth surfaces, including the roots, to remove plaque and tartar. This process involves the removal of plaque and tartar deposits from the tooth surfaces, including the roots, beneath the gumline. The scaling component eradicates the accumulated bacteria and calculus, while root planing smoothes the tooth roots, eliminating irregularities that could attract and trap harmful microorganisms. This procedure is crucial in preventing further deterioration, reducing inflammation, and promoting an overall improvement in oral health. Regular scaling and root planing help maintain healthy gums and prevent the escalation of periodontal conditions.
In cases of gum recession, Mequon Smile Design offers gum grafting, a surgical procedure where tissue is taken from another part of the mouth or a donor source to augment the receded gum line. Gum recession, if left unaddressed, can lead to many issues, including increased tooth sensitivity and compromised aesthetics. Gum grafting halts the recession and restores a healthy and natural-looking gumline. By fortifying the affected area with new tissue, patients not only experience an improvement in the appearance of their smile but also gain protection against further recession and potential tooth loss.
For patients seeking cosmetic improvements in their gum line, our periodontal plastic surgery options address issues such as uneven gums or excessive gum display during smiling. Mequon Smile Design recognizes the importance of maintaining optimal oral health and ensuring a balanced appearance. Periodontal plastic surgery procedures may include reshaping the gum tissue, adjusting the height of the gum line, or correcting asymmetries to achieve a more harmonious and aesthetically pleasing smile. Mequon Smile Design offers these advanced surgical interventions to provide patients with a healthier foundation for their teeth and a confident, beautiful smile that complements their overall facial features.
Periodontal laser treatment represents a cutting-edge advancement that offers a minimally invasive and precise approach to addressing gum disease. The focused nature of the laser allows for accurate treatment without causing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Periodontal laser treatment is particularly effective in cases of moderate to severe gum disease, providing patients with a more comfortable and efficient alternative to conventional surgical procedures. At Mequon Smile Design, our commitment to staying at the forefront of dental technology ensures that our patients receive the most advanced and patient-friendly treatments for optimal periodontal care.
Crown Lengthening involves the removal of excess gum tissue or bone to expose more of the tooth’s surface, essentially lengthening the visible portion of the tooth. Mequon Smile Design recognizes the significance of crown lengthening, particularly when there is insufficient tooth structure available for restorative or cosmetic dental procedures. Whether a tooth is partially covered by gum tissue or there is a need to adjust the gum and bone levels for aesthetic purposes, crown lengthening provides a solution. This surgery not only enhances the tooth’s visibility but also facilitates the placement of dental crowns, ensuring a more secure and functional restoration. Our commitment to comprehensive periodontal care encompasses crown lengthening surgery as an integral component, ensuring patients receive personalized treatments that optimize both the health and aesthetics of their smiles.
At Mequon Smile Design, our commitment to providing comprehensive periodontal care is rooted in the belief that a healthy smile begins with a healthy foundation. From preventive measures to advanced surgical interventions, our dentist and dental staff are dedicated to ensuring that every patient receives personalized and effective treatment for their unique needs. If you suspect or have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation at Mequon Smile Design by calling 262.240.9400.