Periodontics (Gum Treatments)

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    Periodontics (Gum Treatments)

    If your hands bled when you washed them, you would be concerned. Yet, many people think it’s normal if their gums bleed when they brush or floss.

    Are your gums swollen…or do your gums bleed when you brush? Swollen and bleeding gums are early signs that your gums are infected and in danger of causing permanent damage. Imagine your reaction if your hands bled every time you washed them. Yet so many of us think it’s normal for our gums to bleed when we brush or floss. In serious cases, infected gums can destroy bone and teeth structures causing teeth to become so loose that they have to be extracted.

    At Colina Dental, we’ll provide a complete periodontal exam before any treatment is performed or recommended. Following are a few of the most common periodontal treatments.

    Scaling & Root Planning: After removal of the bacteria and tartar buildup that caused the infection, the gum pockets are cleaned and treated with antibiotics to help eliminate infection.

    Tissue Regeneration: If bone and gum tissues have been damaged or destroyed, soft tissue grafting is encouraged to re-grow new tissue.

    Pocket Elimination/Flap Surgery: Sometimes, the small space between the teeth and gums can begin to grow, creating a place for bacteria to grow and cause infection. Pocket elimination or flap surgery reduces the pocket size between the teeth and gums.

    Dental Implants: Teeth lost to decay, age, trauma or surgery can be restored by implanting prosthetic teeth into the jawbone. This process restores your natural smile and gives you full use of your teeth.

    Additional Periodontal Services:

    • Bone Grafting/Bone Regeneration
    • Cosmetic Gum Surgery/Perioplastics
    • Gum Enhancement
    • Tartar Removal
    • Crown Lengthening
    • Osseous Surgery
    • Sinus Grafting
    • Extractions & Ridge Preservation
    • Occlusal Adjustments

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