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Woman smiling in a dental chair after her periodontal service treatment at Skyline Implants & Periodontics.A periodontist is a dentist that focuses on the health of the gums. While they are also concerned with preventative care, their main focus is the detection and treatment of periodontal disease. Periodontists examine patients and look for things like receding gums or increased pocket size along the gumline where it meets the tooth. These specialists will also schedule and perform periodontal maintenance for those patients who are suffering with periodontal disease. They can provide root planing, socket grafts, cleanings, bone grafts, and deep cleaning procedures known as periodontal maintenance. If you are in need of periodontal care, come in and see our dentists at Skyline Implants & Periodontics.

Understanding Periodontal Health

Many patients are unaware that their oral health and overall medical health are linked. Due to the gums being soft tissue with blood so close to the surface, whenever the body incurs a bacterial infection, it can easily be spread to the rest of the body.

The Importance of Periodontal Care

If you have concerns about something you may have noticed in your mouth while brushing and are unsure about what to do, we can help. We can perform a routine examination and determine if treatment is necessary.

Periodontics: Restoring Gum Health

Periodontal diseases can manifest in various forms, with gingivitis and periodontitis being the most common. Gingivitis is the earliest stage and typically presents with symptoms like redness, swelling, bleeding gums, and mild discomfort. When left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, characterized by deeper gum pocket formation and potential damage to the supporting bone structure.

The process of restoring gum health through periodontics involves several key components.

Diagnosing and Treating Gum Disease

Gum disease can affect anyone and is primarily triggered by the accumulation of bacterial plaque, an invisible film that develops on your teeth. This plaque contains bacteria that generate harmful toxins, leading to damage to both your gums and teeth. When this plaque persists on your tooth surfaces for an extended period, it solidifies and transforms into tartar.

Thorough dental cleaning plays a pivotal role in eradicating both plaque and tartar, subsequently lowering the risk of cavity formation. Dental cleaning also aids in the removal of below the gum line bacteria, serving as a protective measure against gum disease. If gum disease is neglected and remains untreated, it has the potential to deteriorate the bone structures enveloping the roots of your teeth, which may lead to issues like unpleasant breath, tooth loss, and the detriment of your gum tissue..

Scaling and Root Planing

Severe gum disease necessitates a specialized cleaning procedure that targets the accumulation of bacteria beneath the gum line and reshapes affected areas. Known as scaling and root planing, this treatment provides your gums with a renewed opportunity to recover and restore their well-being.

Implant Dentistry: Restoring Your Smile

Dental implants help restore your smile by providing a new tooth for the one you have lost. They are easy to maintain and look like your natural teeth.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer the ability to replace missing teeth with a permanent prosthetic. Implants are permanent, as they are surgically drilled into your jawbone, to act as the new tooth root. These new teeth can last a lifetime, providing you with a new smile and functional and strong teeth once again.

Dental Implant Procedure Explained

Made out of titanium, the implant post is inserted into your jawbone. It becomes your new tooth root, as it joins together with the bone in your jaw. A connector piece is placed on top of the implant, which joins with the dental crown on top. These three pieces represent your new tooth.

Cosmetic Gum Procedures: Enhancing Your Smile

There are many gum procedures that we use at our office, and after an examination, we can help determine which is best for you. Our professional periodontists here at Skyline Implants & Periodontics have years of experience in this branch of dentistry and can help you gain a healthy set of teeth supported by a healthy set of gums in no time.

Gum Contouring: Reshaping Your Gums

While we each have a unique gum line, some can be unseemly with gum tissue covering too much of the teeth making them look overly small. Sometimes they can appear too tall, gums not covering enough of the teeth. The cosmetic procedure known as gingival contouring can address all of these concerns.

Gum Grafting: Restoring Receding Gums

If the recession of your gums is affecting either your appearance or your overall health, a treatment named gingival grafting will most likely be recommended. This procedure is used frequently and is one of the many different methods used to treat gum disease

The Importance of Periodontal Maintenance

Regular Check-ups and Cleanings

Regular dental checkups and cleanings with our dentist are an integral part of maintaining good oral health. This is even more so for patients with gum disease. Periodontal care and maintenance visits are often recommended every three to four months.

Maintaining Healthy Gums at Home

The prevention of plaque buildup and the formation of tartar is achievable through regular brushing and flossing at home.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is gum disease and how is it treated?

Gum disease is the receding of your gums and is most commonly the result of not brushing and flossing often enough. It can be treated with nonsurgical treatments such as scaling and root planing. In the case of advanced gum disease, more advanced treatments and procedures may be required such as gum grafts and routine periodontal maintenance. Sometimes surgery is required.

Are dental implants suitable for everyone?

Individuals seeking implant placement must have good oral health and overall health. Certain medical conditions and lifestyle choices, such as smoking which impedes the healing process, may prevent you from undergoing oral surgery. Lack of jawbone density or the presence of gum disease may deter you from getting dental implants. It is best to consult with our dentist to find out if you may have dental implant surgery.

How long does it take to recover from a gum grafting procedure?

It takes about two weeks to fully heal from a gum grafting procedure. It is advised that you eat soft foods while your gums heal. Over-the-counter pain medications and ice packs can be used to alleviate any discomfort or swelling.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

To learn more about the services performed at our periodontal practice in South Ogden, Utah please give our team a call today at (385) 888-7414 to learn more.
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