At Dorion and Associates in Cary, we have three periodontists ready to help you with your oral health needs. Whether your situation is simple or complex, we’re here to make your experience easy and comfortable. Visit us for convenient and caring dental care. See Dr. Liliana Gandini, Dr. Steven Kim, or Dr. Vini Rodrigues.
LANAP is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery that is revolutionizing the field of dentistry. While traditional gum surgery can be effective, it often involves cutting away healthy gum tissue and reshaping the bone underneath, which can be painful and time-consuming for the patient. With LANAP, a dental laser is used to selectively target and remove damaged tissue, leaving healthy tissue intact. This means less trauma for the patient, faster healing times, and a more comfortable recovery overall.
Scaling and root planing is an essential form of nonsurgical periodontal therapy designed to treat periodontitis, a serious gum disease that affects millions of people. Also known as “deep cleaning,” it involves removing etiologic agents that accumulate above and below the gum line, preventing further damage to the gums and underlying bones. By scaling off the calculus and plaque, followed by thorough root planing, patients can halt the progression of gum disease and restore oral health. This treatment is often the first step recommended by dentists when treating periodontal disease. Through advanced scaling and root planing techniques, patients can enjoy better oral hygiene and well-being, and prevent the development of serious gum issues in the future.
Periodontal surgery is a specialized dental procedure that focuses on treating various dental conditions affecting the gum tissue, ligaments, and bone surrounding the teeth. This type of surgery is geared towards treating advanced stages of periodontal disease such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Gum disease is caused by bacteria that accumulate on the teeth’s surface and produce acid, causing inflammation of the gums. If left untreated, it can spread and damage the bone, leading to tooth loss. Periodontal surgery involves removing the bacteria and damaged tissue and reconstructing the gum and bone tissues to restore the teeth’s healthy appearance and function. Given the serious impact of untreated gum disease on one’s overall health, periodontal surgery has become an increasingly important part of dental care.
Guided bone regeneration (GBR) and guided tissue regeneration (GTR) are two surgical procedures that can help to direct the growth of new bone and gum tissue in areas where there simply isn’t enough for proper function. Thanks to GBR and GTR, individuals who would otherwise experience discomfort or difficulty due to dental issues can regain proper function and improve their overall quality of life.
Gum recession can be a painful and uncomfortable issue for many people, but it doesn’t have to be a permanent one. Gum grafting is a procedure that can effectively address gum recession and restore your smile to its former glory. By essentially taking healthy gum tissue from one location and transplanting it to the site of the recession, gum grafting can provide long-lasting results that not only improve your oral health but also enhance your overall appearance.
By reshaping the gum tissue around a tooth that needs a crown, your periodontist can provide more surface area to work with, resulting in a stronger, more secure restoration that lasts longer. And while any surgical procedure should be taken seriously, advances in dental technology mean that crown lengthening is typically a minimally invasive, relatively painless procedure with a low risk of complications.
Your periodontists at the Cary office of Dorion & Associates can provide expert solutions for any periodontal concern.