Periodontics deals with treating diseases that affect the gums and other supporting structures of the teeth, including the alveolar bone and periodontal ligaments. Gingivitis is a common disorder that causes the inflammation and swelling of the gums. If gingivitis is not addressed promptly, it may progress to periodontitis, a condition that may lead to the shrinking or receding of the gums. In addition, it may cause damage to the jawbone structure, oral infections, and eventually tooth loss.
How to Prevent Gum Disease
Gum diseases can be avoided by following efficient oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day. This primary measure will go a long way in preventing gingivitis and periodontitis.
A correct brushing technique using circular motions and making sure to reach the challenging areas of the mouth should be followed. The molars deep inside your oral cavity are particularly vulnerable to harmful plaque and tartar accumulations. After brushing, use antibacterial mouthwashes to disinfect your mouth.
In addition, regular dental exams and professional teeth cleanings at least twice a year keep your oral cavity in a fit and healthy state.
Periodontal Care at Sandia Peak Dental
- Teeth Cleaning
A professional tooth cleaning is the first step in gaining control of your oral health. We will comprehensively remove tartar and plaque deposits along the gum line during this procedure.
- Root Planing and Scaling
This is a more invasive deep cleaning process that involves smoothing the surface of your teeth and enabling the gums to reattach themselves more easily. Scaling treatments will check the growth and spread of the bacteria.
- Surgical Grafting
Surgical grafting procedures replace the lost bone tissue that has been destroyed due to gum disease. The new grafts will allow your teeth to rebuild their connection to gum and bone tissue, as well as strengthen the bone structure.
- Pocket Reduction Surgery
This surgery will decrease and eliminate bacterial pockets between your teeth and gums. The gums will be surgically separated, and the diseased tissues and severely damaged bone will be removed, assisting the healing process.
- Soft Tissue Grafts
If you are experiencing gum recession, a soft tissue grafting procedure can repair and strengthen your gums. It involves using healthy tissue from another mouth area to cover exposed roots, preventing further damage and decay.
We can provide oral solutions to improve your oral health while transforming your smile. Visit Sandia Peak Dental at 8000 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122. You can also reach Dentist Albuquerque, NM at (505) 298-6732 and schedule an appointment.