Periodontal Treatmentsin Centuria, WI

Healthy Gums, Healthy Smile

Your gums are a crucial component of your oral health. If you develop a gum infection, it can lead to other health complications. Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the gums that typically occurs due to poor oral hygiene. When plaque hardens, it turns into tartar – which is almost impossible to remove without a professional dental cleaning. 

As tartar accumulates, it harbors bacteria that attack the soft tissue around the gums. Once the disease progresses, it can cause damage to your overall health and require professional treatments to restore your smile. 

Fortunately, at River Birch Dental, our dentists can treat gum disease with periodontal treatments. Learn how we can provide comfortable, virtually pain-free therapy below.

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment

If you have a mild to moderate case of gum disease, we’re able to treat your condition with scaling & root planing. This is a deep cleaning involving specialized dental tools to thoroughly clean your gums and remove any plaque and tartar.

We’ll smooth out the rough surfaces of the teeth and roots to prevent bacteria from settling into the sanitized area. This provides a healthy, clean surface to encourage gum reattachment.

Surgical Periodontal Treatments

If the tissue or bone damage is too severe to be repaired through scaling & root planing, you’ll likely need a surgical procedure to prevent further damage and restore your oral health. At your appointment, we’ll evaluate the severity of your periodontal disease and recommend the most effective treatment option.

Pocket Depth Reduction

This treatment is used to reverse the effects of periodontal disease and restore your oral health. We’re able to visually see the damage, access the tooth root, and clean the infected area. Your dentist will suture the gum to the bone to promote healing. 

Guided Tissue Regeneration

If you suffer from periodontitis, this procedure will reshape the bone that holds your teeth in place. We’ll fold back the gum tissue and remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar. Your dentist may perform a bone graft to stimulate new bone growth or apply a special protein that stimulates tissue growth to repair the infected areas. 

Soft Tissue Graft

For the more advanced cases, your dentist will use a gum graft to remove the infection and restore the tissue. We’ll remove healthy gum tissue from the roof of your mouth and use it to rebuild and strengthen the areas where your gums are receding. This procedure can also be performed for cosmetic purposes.

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River Birch Dental

601 State Road 35
Centuria, Wisconsin 54824
P.O. Box 459

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