What is Periodontics?
Periodontics is a dental specialty that involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes.
Early Stage Gingivitis
If caught early, gingivitis can be treated fairly easily and effectively. A small mirror and a probing tool are used to spot bleeding gums.
Scaling and Root Planing
Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that does not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing.
In some cases, periodontal procedures help lay the groundwork for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and/or improve the esthetics of your gum line.
Dental implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root.
A gingivectomy is necessary when the gums have pulled away from the teeth, creating deep pockets. The pockets make it hard to clean away plaque.
Soft tissue grafts are sometimes performed to treat gum disease or correct other abnormalities.