Gum disease can be present without any symptoms. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and other complications for your health.
We provide treatments to prevent gum disease and treat gum infections. We also provide other periodontal services for the gums and soft tissues of your mouth.
Frenectomy is the surgical removal of connective tissue in your mouth. It’s used when these tissues are too tight and cause discomfort.
Gum grafts are used to repair injury to your gums or for cosmetic purposes. Gum tissue is grafted onto the area to be treated, where it forms part of your natural gums.
Bone grafts are used to repair bone loss or to augment an area of your jawbone to support a dental implant. Donor bone tissue is grafted into the area to be treated, where it integrates into and forms part of your natural bone.
Flap procedures are surgical procedures used when we need to access the roots of your teeth or any other area beneath your gums. We make an incision to open a small “flap” of gum tissue over the area. After the treatment is complete, we close the flap with sutures.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing are used to remove tartar and irregular areas from the roots of your teeth. These rough areas can irritate your gums and make them vulnerable to infection.
Crown lengthening involves the removal of gum tissue from around the base of a tooth. It’s used to make the tooth appear longer or to prepare the tooth for a dental crown.
Pocket Depth Reduction
Pocket depth reduction is a procedure to reduce the small pockets around the base of your teeth. Bacteria can get into these pockets and cause an infection. By reducing them we prevent this from happening.
Extractions and Socket Preservation
The most common reasons for extraction is damage to a tooth caused by injury or decay. We normally extract teeth under a local anaesthetic. After the extraction we will preserve the socket left by the tooth to prevent it from collapsing and potentially damaging your jawbone and other teeth.
If you are experiencing sore or bleeding gums, contact our office to make an appointment for a dental examination.