After we finish the scaling and root planing(SRP) procedure ARESTIN® powder is placed inside infected periodontal pockets. ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg is an effective antibiotic treatment that comes in powder form.
Canine exposure is a procedure to expose impacted teeth. An impacted tooth is one that is stuck in the surrounding bone or tissue, and has not made its way into the mouth yet.
Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
The first thing anyone notices about you is your smile. Your smile is an integral part of the first impression people for of you. Cosmetic procedures are now more affordable for the average person, you no longer have to live with your smile. Everything from uneven gum line or elongated teeth to a gummy smile can all be corrected with today’s technology.
A frenulum is tissue that attaches your gums to your upper lip, while another connects the lower lip to the gums. A frenulum that is not the right shape or size, may cause tooth misalignment and problems in speaking.
Gingivitis and worse periodontitis, has a very damaging effect on the gums. As more and more bacteria and plaque builds up, and the gingivitis progresses the gums to stretch resulting in large pockets in your gums.
Periodontal (gum) disease
Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the gums that will deteriorate the bone and gums around your teeth. Plaque, an opaque film on the teeth is the first stage that then hardens to form tartar. Tartar is the staging ground for bacteria that attacks the soft tissue around the gums.
Eating food or chewing gum can be extremely uncomfortable with loose teeth. Waiting for either the tooth to become loose enough to be extracted or strong enough to no longer be a problem is never a good feeling.
Bone grafting is a procedure where the jawbone is built up to accommodate other dental solutions, such as an implant or other restorative device. The bone we graft with is taken usually from another area of the mouth when drilling takes place.
Cavities can decay to tooth to a point where restoration is impossible without crown lengthening. This is a routine surgical procedure which remodels the contour of your gum line. The procedure does not actually lengthen the crown, but rather lowers the gum line. When there is not enough tooth structure to affix a crown, this is the only option.