Periodontal scaling and root planning
Periodontal scaling procedures include the removal of plaque, calculus and stains from the crown and root surfaces of teeth. Root planing is a specialized skill involving scaling of the root of the tooth. Often times a scaling device may be electric, also known as an ultrasonic or sonic scaler.
Ultrasonic scalers vibrate at a frequency that breaks down bacterial cell. The ultrasonic scaler helps to remove both plaque and calculus. Hand instruments are used to complete the fine hand scaling that removes anything the ultrasonic scaler left behind.
Gum grafting (also known as Periodontal Plastic Surgery) is a gum surgery that involves grafts from neighboring gums or the roof of the mouth onto the affected areas. This surgical procedure is performed under local anesthesia. The treated gums will usually heal within a month.
Additional shaping is sometimes necessary in order to make sure the gum looks as natural as possible. For this procedure it is recommended the patient plan to stay from 8-10 days due to the healing process.
Gingivoplasty (Periodontal Plastic Surgery)
Gingivoplasty is a gum surgery perfect for patients with gummy teeth or the appearance of small teeth. In this procedure we surgically reshape and re-contour the gum tissue for cosmetic, physiological, or functional purposes.
How is done?
During this gum surgery, we will apply novocaine to the affected area then we will trim the excess gum tissue to create a beautiful gum line. This procedure is completed with minimal to no pain and a rapid recovery time.
Perio Protect® it is a non-surgical treatment to fight the bacteria that causes periodontal disease. It is intended to manage oral biofilm with minimal invasive dentistry for lasting oral health.
How is done?
A customized dental tray is performed to help manage biofilm by placing prescribed solutions into periodontal pockets. The most commonly prescribed solution has oxidizing and oxygenating agents. Oxidizing agents chemically remove the protective coating of biofilm and its underlying layers and also cleanses oral wounds.