We offer complete periodontics treatments at our practice to help patients achieve stunning smiles that are both beautiful and functional. At Periodontal Associates, Dr. Chetan S. Patil provides periodontal care to restore a patient’s oral health and to prevent future problems from developing. Dr. Patil and his skilled team are also available for periodontal emergencies. We even partner with several area dentists for procedures such as dental implants for implant-supported dental crowns, bridges, or dentures.
To prevent periodontal disease and gingivitis build up, the gum tissues above or below the gum line needs to be treated. Once bacteria start to accumulate, it can cause serious inflammation and irritation which in turn produce a chronic inflammatory response in the body. As a result, the body begins to systematically destroy gum and bone tissue, making the teeth shift, become unstable, or completely fall out.
We provide both non-surgical and surgical treatments for periodontal disease. Scaling and root planing is a common nonsurgical treatment that removes plaque and tartar deposits from below the gum line. We also offer surgical treatment options for more advanced gum disease. The goal of periodontal care is to heal the gums and prevent future problems from occurring.
Bone Grafting and Sinus Lifts
Bone grafts are typically used for patients with an insufficient amount of bone to support dental implants. A sinus lift is a type of grafting procedure that involves lifting the sinus membrane and adding bone. These treatments provide sufficient bone volume for patients to enjoy the benefits of dental implants.
Gingivectomy is the removal of unattractive or infection-promoting excess gum tissue. Removing this tissue can help provide a healthy environment for your teeth and also improve the aesthetics of your smile.
When a tooth gets caught and fails to emerge from the gums, it is considered impacted. Along with wisdom teeth, the canine teeth commonly encounter this problem. Through the use of orthodontics and surgery, Dr. Patil can expose the tooth which can now be guided to the correct place in the mouth.