For every person, their smile is different and each smile consists of pearly white teeth and the right amount of healthy pink gums to show off. Your general dentist takes care of your teeth. But what is to be done when your gums need extra help? This is when you need a periodontist. Periodontics in dentistry focuses exclusively on the inflammatory diseases that damage the gums and other structures around the teeth that support them.
Periodontists are also dentists who are specialised in preventing, diagnosing and treating of gum or periodontal diseases. They get substantial training for these areas, which includes three additional years of education apart from regular dental schooling. As they are specialists in this area, they are experts in using the latest dental technology and techniques in treating gum diseases. They recognise the early stages of gum inflammation so that it doesn't get out of hand.
Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth? Have your gums and teeth started becoming sore or teeth started to shift? If yes, these can be the early signs of gum diseases when bacteria inside your mouth starts infecting the tissues around the roots of your teeth. The most common symptoms are bleeding or sore gums, but you can get gum diseases without any signs also. It is is not treated; you can even lose your teeth and or have serious issues with your gums and jawbones. It's also linked to other health conditions like heart diseases and diabetes.
To prevent gum diseases, the best you can do is regularly brush, floss and get professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar. If there are early signs of gum diseases, you require periodontics treatment in Dallas. We at Atlantis Dental provides a wide range of periodontal disease treatments and periodontics in Dallas to provide prevention to the damaged teeth and provide a healthy mouth.
Professional dental cleaning - While you get a dental checkup, your dentist will eliminate the plaque and tartar surrounding the gum line of the teeth. If you are found with signs of gum diseases, you are suggested to get professional cleaning twice a year. This is not done for a person who has gum diseases. It's a preventive measure.
Scaling and root planing - This non-surgical procedure which involves deep cleaning under a local anaesthetic. In this procedure, plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line are removed away (scaling) and coarse spots on teeth are smoothed (planing). This helps in eliminating bacteria and thus provides a clean surface to the gums.
Socket preservation - If your tooth is removed, a risk emerges that the bone which surrounds the empty socket can shrink which can cause the socket to collapse which will change the appearance of your gums or will not allow the placing of dental implants in the future. To prevent this and preserving the socket, we use a bone graft or another method.
Bone grafting - If due to infection your bone tissue has been damaged or your bone tissue is to be rebuilt, we perform bone grafting wherein the grafted bone tissue is placed in the area we want.
Frenectomy - Frenectomy is a procedure, which is used to loosen or remove the connective tissue which is short or restrictive between the floor of your mouth and tongue. This can lead to discomfort or pain.
Gum grafting - If the tissue of your gums is damaged due to injuries, infections or surgery, it can be restored by grafting of new gums over the damaged area.
Crown lengthening - This is a procedure used in restorations of teeth through the crown, filling or other restorations.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of gum diseases, visit us at Atlantis Care and get the best periodontal treatments in Dallas. We aim to restore the oral health of you and your family and provide a healthy smile.