Periodontal Surgical Therapy
Pocket reduction surgery is recommended to treat more advanced periodontal disease. The treatment is used to reshape deformities and remove pockets in the bone surrounding teeth. The ultimate goal of pocket reduction surgery is to reduce or eliminate the periodontal pockets that contribute to periodontal disease. Despite the word “surgery” the procedure is reported to feel more like a thorough cleaning.
Guided Tissue Regeneration
In certain cases where the bone loss is limited to a localized area, we can regenerate or regrow the bone that has been lost due to periodontal disease. During this surgical procedure, the pockets are cleaned thoroughly, and a small bone graft is placed. The bone graft comes from a reputable bone bank so it does not need to be taken from you. The goal of this treatment is to regrow the bone that has been lost due to severe periodontal disease.
Restorative Crown Lengthening
In order to provide longer lasting results your general dentist may require a portion of your tooth surface to be further exposed in order to properly place a crown (or tooth cap). By doing this localized procedure we can increase the lifespan of your new crown and prevent the crown from coming loose frequently.