Periodontal disease (also known as periodontitis and gum disease) is a common inflammatory condition initiated by bacteria which destroys the supporting bone and soft tissues which support the teeth.
Periodontal disease is most often preceded by gingivitis which is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue. Once this bacterial infection colonizes in the gum pockets between the teeth, it becomes much more difficult to remove and treat. Periodontal disease is a progressive condition that eventually leads to the destruction of the connective tissue and jawbone. If left untreated, it can lead to loose teeth, shifting teeth, and eventually tooth loss.
Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults in the developed world and should always be promptly treated. At Sarnia Periodontics & Dental Implants, we provide many treatment options to resolve this destructive disease.
A gum graft aims to cover an exposed tooth root surface with grafted tissue. Exposed tooth roots are usually the result of gingival recession due to periodontal disease. There are other common causes, including overly aggressive brushing and trauma.
If you have lost soft tissue and underlying bone around your teeth, we can perform gum graft surgery procedures to rebuild the tissues and sometimes cover the roots that have been exposed.
If your goal is to cover the roots where your gums have receded, or just prevent further recession, we can transplant gum tissue from your own mouth or use the latest alternative materials to your own tissue. Sarnia Periodontics & Dental Implants are one of very few offices in the area that offer such advanced reconstructive services.
Bone grafting is a versatile and predictable procedure which fulfills a wide variety of functions. When bone is lost due to periodontal disease or trauma, your smile can be restored through dental bone regeneration. With today's advances in science and technology we are able to regrow bone that has been lost, along with periodontal structures that attach teeth to the bone. A bone graft may be required to create a stable base for dental implant placement, to halt the progression of gum disease or to make the smile appear more aesthetically pleasing. Specialists at Sarnia Periodontics & Dental Implants offer quality services that Sarnia residents can rely on.
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Dental implants are a great way to replace teeth lost to periodontal disease and trauma. Implants are placed into your mouth and allowed to heal. These implants can then be used like the roots of your teeth, to support a crown, bridge, or stabilize your dentures. The teeth attached to the implants are provided by your dentist who works utilizing a team approach with the periodontist at Sarnia Periodontics & Dental Implants. These teeth are very natural looking which enhance and restore a patient’s smile! Call us at Sarnia Periodontics & Dental Implants to discuss your treatment options.
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