Periodontal treatments help patients upkeep their oral health and a natural smile by restoring their gum tissues. If you have mild to moderate periodontitis (gum disease), the Pine Desert Dental team can help you explore treatment options.
Periodontal treatments include surgical and non-surgical procedures to help restore oral health and prevent further dental decay. Some of these procedures include deep cleanings, crown lengthening, and gingival grafting.
A deep cleaning helps remove hardened minerals, such as plaque or tartar, from your teeth and gums to reduce inflammation. Deep cleaning is also known as tooth scaling and root planing (SRP).
Sometimes a regular cleaning is not enough to eliminate the bacteria that invade the gumline, and Dr. Sunitsch may recommend SRP to prevent further recession and bone loss due to periodontal disease. This treatment is intended for people with mild to moderate periodontitis (gum disease).
Crown Lengthening is a dental procedure that aims to increase the amount of tooth available above the bone and gums in order to treat the tooth with a crown or bridge. The crown attachment won’t remain stable if enough tooth surface is available.
A crown lengthening reduces gum and bone tissue enabling more tooth surfaces to show, thus allowing the crown to fit properly. Crown lengthening can help treat multiple dental conditions, including:
- Teeth that are too short, or “gummy smile.”
- Dental decay below the gumline
- Broken or cracked tooth beneath the gumline
- Inflammation caused by deep fillings or restorations
Gingival grafting aims to cover exposed teeth roots and add volume to the gum line. This dental treatment is ideal for patients dealing with gum recession or thinning.
Receding gums is a condition that pulls gum tissue away from teeth and ends up exposing its root. It can be caused by multiple factors, like age and genetics, but also by brushing too aggressively.
An exposed tooth root can lead to sensitivity, pain, and decay. Gum grafting aims to replace lost tissue and prevent further recession of the gums. Whether your gums are receding or you are looking for a smile makeover, Dr. Sunitsch may suggest this treatment.
Pine Desert Dental offers advanced dental services, including periodontal treatments. Dr. Zach Sunitsch and the Pine Desert Dental team can handle all your dental needs.
He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Oregon Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Pine Desert Dental offers comprehensive dental treatments for you and your family.
For more information, call us at (541) 549-0109 or request an appointment online. You can also visit us at our clinic in Sisters, Oregon.