A beautiful smile is not only about white, straight-aligned teeth, but also about healthy gums and periodontium. If you have red gums, purulent effusion from gum pockets or you have the impression that crowns of your teeth have recently lengthened and gums have shortened, it means you should consult a periodontist.
Periodontics is a branch of dentistry dealing with the treatment of periodontal diseases, namely tissues surrounding the tooth. Currently, diseases of the periodontium, that is a complex of tissues holding the tooth to the socket, are the second most common cause of tooth loss (after caries), so this issue cannot be underestimated.
The most common clinical signs suggesting that a patient may require the help of a periodontist include:
• Longer tooth crowns
• Exposure of tooth necks
• Tooth hypersensitivity
• Red gums or purulent effusion from gum pockets
• Tooth movement not caused by trauma or caries
• Gingival (gum) enlargement
• Gummy smile
At our clinic, we offer a range of procedures to ensure comprehensive patient care in all situations. These procedures include:
• Cone Beam Computed Tomography and Panoramic radiograph – diagnostic tests necessary to diagnose periodontal diseases precisely
• Removal of subgingival calculus with the Vector ultrasound system, which simultaneously rinses gum pockets with antiseptic
• Curettage – otherwise known as root planing – removes subgingival calculus from the surface of the root, which we are unable to remove with ultrasound tools
• Regeneration of bone voids – unfortunately, such defects are sometimes formed in the vicinity of a tooth and cause the risk of tooth loss. At our clinic, we deal with both the diagnosis of such conditions and then removing such defect from the inflamed tissue and filling it with a bone substitute material, which is a complex procedure called bone regeneration.
• Free gingival graft procedure – performed in patients with deep gingival recessions – restores the aesthetics of the smile in the front part of the dentition, but also protects the tooth, especially the root surface, from the oral environment.