Published: 2019-08-28

There’s a point where that bit of blood from brushing your teeth worsens and the gums recede. There’s also a point where the plaque on teeth hardens into tartar and begins promoting decay at the roots of your teeth. It’s at these critical junctures that gum disease begins to reach the point of no return, where you can only manage symptoms rather than correct them. No matter how mild or severe your gum disease is, your local periodontist is your best shot against gum disease. Find out how your local periodontist can help you.

Pinhole Surgical Technique

After a certain point, it becomes
hard not to notice the effects of severe gum disease. One of the telltale signs
is gum recession. The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique offers a
minimally-invasive solution for restoring your gums to a more natural look.
Using a hole the size of a pin point, your dentist will carefully pull your
gums forward.
Lanap

To stop the spread of gum disease,
you have to remove the decaying and diseased tissues. By conventional means,
your dentist would use metal tools to carefully scrape away decaying gum tissue
while leaving the healthy tissue behind. LANAP®
laser gum surgery
involves the use of a dental laser to remove decaying gum
tissue. The highly tuned, highly-accurate laser offers a variety of benefits
over conventional means:

  • Much
    less bleeding
  • More accurate, so less healthy tissue is removed
  • Faster healing times
  • Helps with bone regeneration
  • And more

Periodontal Surgery

Some more invasive, yet highly
impactful, surgeries your dentist may offer to get your oral health back on
track include the below:

Bone grafting: to combat bone loss
resulting from tooth loss, your dentist may graft natural or synthetic bone
into your jaw

Occlusal adjustment: minor
adjustments made to adjust your bit, helping your top and bottom teeth align
more naturally

Sinus augmentation: lifts the
sinuses to make space for dental
implants

Learn More About Gum Disease in
Norwich, CT

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with a local dentist to learn more about your options for
treating gum disease in Norwich, CT.

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