Periodontic dentistry is concerned with treating gums and gum diseases. Periodontal disease or gum disease are used to refer to gingivitis and periodontitis.
Gingivitis is an inflammatory condition of the gingiva caused by factors including smoking, certain drugs and hormonal changes that occur in puberty and pregnancy.
Periodontitis follows with the destruction of the supporting structure of the teeth and is influenced by factors including the individual's immune and inflammatory response. It is initiated by microbial plaque.Periodontitis, if left untreated, can causes tooth loss, mouth odor, bad breath or halitosis.
Types of Periodontal Treatments
Scaling & Root Planning
Scaling and root planning are one of the peridontal techniques used to deep clean and treat gums affected by gingivitis and periodontosis.
Aesthetic & Gingivectomy
Aesthetic and Gingivectomy is commonly done to improve the gum contour in harmonizing the appearance of the natural or prosthetic dentition giving more symmetry.
Gingival Recession & Gingival Graft
Gum recession refers to receeding gumline. Gingival grafts or periodontal plastic surgery can be done to creat a thick, tough gum tissue called "attached gingiva" which will prevent further recession or in some cases cover the
Esthetic Periodontal Crown-Lengthening Surgery & Bone graft
Esthetic periodontal surgery is usually performed to change the dimension of the front teeth and to optimize the esthetic outcome of treatment with new crown restorations or other esthetic dental care.