Surgical Periodontal Treatments – Baltimore, MA
Advanced Solutions for Your Periodontal Needs
In addition to dental implant surgery, periodontists also specialize in a number of other procedures. Whether it’s soft tissue grafting to reverse the damage done by gum disease or bone grafting to prepare the mouth for dental implants, you can count on Dr. Van-Dinh to deliver the care you need to restore your oral health for the long term. Call our office today to learn more about our surgical periodontal treatments and how they could benefit you.
Why Choose Harbor Periodontics for Surgical Periodontal Treatments?
- Dental Insurance Accepted
- Capable and Friendly Periodontal Team
Soft Tissue Grafting
Periodontal disease can cause your gums to recede. In the worst-case scenario, this can end up exposing the roots of your teeth to abrasion and harmful bacteria, which in turn may lead to more serious issues. Soft tissue grafting is a safe, simple procedure that can be used to correct gum recession. All we need to do is take a piece of tissue from another part of your mouth in order to cover the exposed portion of the tooth. A simple change like this can go a long way towards preventing the long-term consequences of gum recession.
There’s a certain level of bone density that’s required for dental implants to successfully join with the jawbone. When there’s not enough bone tissue in your jaw to support implants, you can have bone grafting performed first. The procedure involves taking bone tissue from elsewhere in the body and applying it to areas where the bone needs to be built up. The grafting material will be integrated into the rest of the jawbone over time so that eventually dental implants can be placed.
Crown lengthening involves removing a small amount of gum tissue to expose more of your natural tooth. This seemingly small procedure is often a very necessary first step toward saving a tooth from damage or decay. For example, if you have a tooth that has been damaged below the gum line, crown lengthening helps expose the area for treatment. This procedure can also help make room for a dental crown or another type of restoration.
Guided Implant Surgery
At our office, we use advanced imaging technology to help “guide” us during implant placement. Simply put, we take a CT scan and use it to create a three-dimensional model that gives us a complete picture of your mouth and jaw. This model lets us plan exactly where your implant posts need to go for the best results. Then, we can create a customized surgical guide that aids us in placing your implants exactly where they need to go.
LANAP® stands for “laser-assisted new attachment procedure.” It’s a minimally invasive way to treat gum disease without the need for scalpels. After examining your gums to check the level of treatment needed, we use a focused laser to get rid of harmful bacteria. Then an ultrasonic scaler helps us remove any tartar that might be contributing to gum disease. We end the procedure by compressing the gum tissue so that it can reconnect with the root, and we’ll make small adjustments to your teeth to correct any bite problems that might have occurred as a result of gum disease.