Periodontal Treatments - Katy, TX
Improving Your Oral Health from the Gum Up
Healthy Gums, Healthy Smiles
Gum disease, periodontal disease, or periodontitis is a severe gum infection that damages the gums and jawbone. Left untreated, the side effects can cause extreme harm to your oral health. Chronic periodontitis is the leading cause of gum disease, so it’s essential to have good oral hygiene and not allow bacteria to collect on the gums. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are crucial for preventing gum disease and catching early signs.
At Lifetime Dental & Implant Center, our experienced team is dedicated to educating you and your family on proper oral care practices and providing personalized treatments to address gum disease at its various stages. From scaling and root planing to advanced periodontal treatments, we offer comprehensive solutions to restore your gum health and protect your smile. Don’t let gum disease compromise your oral well-being!
The Warning Signs of Gum Disease
Treatments to Safeguard Your Smile
Crown lengthening is a type of periodontal treatment that involves the trimming or contouring the gums around the upper arch of teeth to expose more of a tooth for the placement of a crown. This procedure ensures we have enough tooth structure to use while fitting a crown.
Scaling and root planing, or non-surgical periodontal therapy, involves removing plaque, bacteria, and tartar from the tooth surface to promote gum healing. This minimally invasive treatment helps prevent further tooth damage and can be utilized in mild to modern cases of gum disease.
Frenectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the frenulum, a piece of soft tissue that runs between the lips and gums. The frenulum can cause gum recession, leading to gum disease and tooth loss. This periodontal treatment can help stabilize the gums and protect them from further recession.
Gingivectomy is a procedure used to remove or reshape diseased gum tissue. This gum disease treatment treats gingivitis, gum enlargement, or other gum problems.
The pinhole surgical technique is a minimally invasive procedure that treats gum recession. This treatment involves making a hole in the gum tissue and using special tools to loosen and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root.