Why You Should Visit A Periodontist

May 23, 2018

When you have a specific health problem that requires targeted care, you want to go to the right professional. You need someone who thoroughly understands the condition and can provide the best solution. You wouldn’t go to an optometrist to repair a broken arm, you would seek an expert in the appropriate field.

The specialist of choice for soft tissue complications, and issues with supporting bone is a periodontist. These trained professionals are experts in the proper treatment of complex oral health problems. A periodontal health care team is there for patients who need:

Periodontitis Treatments

In the early stages, gum disease is a reversible condition. However, if it progresses to periodontitis, more aggressive intervention is required. Only a periodontist has the know-how to manage the infection, particularly once it has spread to the root. Advanced techniques and tools are available to address the spread of bacteria. Root planing, scaling or laser periodontal procedures can scale down pockets to help teeth and gums heal.

After the first treatment sessions, the gums will continue to be monitored. Regular gum treatments will help manage the disease and restore your oral health.

Gum and Supporting Bone Procedures

Advanced gum disease and the resulting tooth and bone loss can destroy your facial structure and rob you of essential mouth function and aesthetic beauty. Grafting procedures can be performed to restore your even gum line. On the contrary, excess gum tissue can be corrective with crown lengthening. Bone grafts are also used to support and stabilize dentures or implants.

Dental Implant Placement

Dental implants are now one of the most popular tooth replacement options. The surgical procedure involves the placement of a titanium post into the jaw bone. Before the implant can be positioned, patients need to be approved as candidates. Any existing oral health conditions need to first be resolved.

A periodontist will perform any necessary procedures and map out the implant placement. If the root cause of tooth loss was periodontitis, it will be treated before your smile is restored.

Contact our Periodontal Team in Houston, TX Today

Periodontists are dedicated to restoring your good oral health. We will take every possible measure to correct serious periodontal issues and monitor your condition.