Periodontics in Windsor
The tissues and bone of your gums and jaws form the foundation of your oral health. They’re vital because they support and protect your teeth. They’re also vulnerable to Infection and disease that can not only cause problems with your oral health but can affect your overall health. Gum disease has been linked to conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
We provide periodontal services to prevent and treat gum infections and disease and keep your gums healthy. Here are just a few services we offer:
Scaling and root planing
Tartar and plaque can irritate the gums surrounding your teeth and cause infections. These treatments remove the tartar and smooth the surfaces of your teeth to prevent inflammation.
We remove teeth when they become a danger to your other teeth due to damage or infection. Once the tooth has been removed you have options for a replacement tooth, including a dental implant or a bridge.
Tooth loss can result in a breakdown of the bone that surrounded the lost tooth. To prevent this bone loss and preserve the shape of your mouth we fill the socket with dental material.
If you’ve been missing teeth for a long time, the bone and surrounding tissue may have deteriorated. This can change the shape of your jaw. To reverse this deterioration, we can rebuild the area with a tissue or bone graft.
Pocket depth reduction
If your gums pull away from your teeth it can leave a pocket-shaped gap which can trap bacteria and food particles. This can create a dangerous gum infection. We can reduce the depth of the pocket to keep this from happening and protect your gums.
Flap procedures are surgical procedures that involve making an incision in the gums to access the tissue beneath. They’re used to remove damaged or infected tissue.
Crown lengthening is the removal of gum tissue from around the base of a tooth to expose more of the crown. It’s used to change the appearance of the tooth to make it look longer. It’s also used to prepare a tooth for crown placement.