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Periodontal Dentistry

Personalized Periodontics -- for Your Healthy Smile

Periodontal Dentistry

The word ‘periodontics’ derives from two Greek words – Peri, which means ‘around,’ and Odons, which means ‘tooth.’

Periodontal dentistry handles the supporting structures around the teeth, including the gums, jawbone, ligaments that connect the tooth to the dental socket, and cementum, which connects the tooth to the jaw.

Periodontics plays a significant role in maintaining healthy gums. Nearly half of adults over 30 experience some form of gum disease, and many will require gum surgery. There are often instances of receding gums or gum recession, which can require periodontal maintenance. Bone grafting or dental implants may come into play with periodontics, so it is best to stay on top of the health of aging gums to prevent gum surgery or any previously mentioned procedures.

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Enjoy Comprehensive Oral Care at Peter Abas, DDS

Periodontal dentistry goes beyond treating gum diseases.

Our dedicated team of skilled professionals is committed to restoring and maintaining the health of your gums, ensuring a healthy foundation for your overall dental well-being. Using state-of-the-art techniques and personalized treatment plans, we prioritize your comfort and satisfaction, aiming to provide you with a brighter, healthier smile. With a focus on prevention and advanced periodontal treatments, we are here to help you achieve optimal oral health and regain the confidence that comes with a beautiful, problem-free smile.

Trust Peter Abas, DDS, to give you the exceptional care and attention your smile deserves.

FAQs

What are the common signs of periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease can manifest through symptoms such as persistent bad breath, swollen or bleeding gums, loose teeth, and receding gums or gum recession. If you notice any of these signs, it is essential to consult a periodontal specialist promptly.

How can I prevent periodontal disease?

Maintaining good oral hygiene practices, such as regular brushing and flossing, helps prevent periodontal issues and can mitigate the need for gum surgery. Additionally, visiting your dentist for routine check-ups and cleanings can help detect early signs of gum disease and prevent its progression.

What are the available treatment options for periodontal disease?

Depending on the severity of the condition, treatments may include deep cleaning procedures like scaling and root planing, as well as gum surgery interventions like gum grafting or flap surgery. Our experienced periodontal specialists at our clinic can assess your specific needs and recommend the most suitable treatment plan.

Are there any risk factors for developing periodontal disease?

Certain factors like smoking, genetic predisposition, hormonal changes, diabetes, and poor oral hygiene can increase the risk of developing periodontal disease. Understanding these risk factors can help you be proactive in preventing gum problems.

How often should I visit a periodontist?

We recommend regular dental check-ups every six months to monitor your oral health. However, if you have a history of gum disease or other risk factors, more frequent visits may be necessary. Our team at Peter Abas DDS can provide personalized recommendations for periodontal maintenance based on your specific dental needs.

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Gum/Periodontal surgery

Gum or periodontal surgery is a specialized dental procedure aimed at addressing issues related to the gums and supporting structures. It is often recommended to treat conditions such as gum disease, and gingivitis, or to restore and enhance the overall health of the gums.

Implant Placement

Implant placement is a sophisticated dental procedure designed to replace missing teeth with artificial ones that look and function like natural teeth. During this process, a titanium implant is surgically positioned into the jawbone, serving as a sturdy anchor for the replacement tooth or dental crown.

Extractions

Extractions in periodontal dentistry refer to the removal of teeth, often undertaken to address severe periodontal disease or other dental issues affecting the surrounding structures. While preserving natural teeth is a priority, extractions become necessary when the condition of a tooth jeopardizes overall oral health.

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