Periodontal Treatment in Satsuma, AL 36572

Periodontal Treatment in Satsuma, AL 36572

Periodontal disease is more commonly known as gum disease and is caused by the buildup of bacteria in plaque on the gums and teeth. The bacteria can cause the gums to become inflamed and possibly infected. Keeping simple oral habits such as brushing and flossing should be sufficient to prevent it, but if you should have a case of periodontal disease, the professionals at Satsuma Family Dental in Satsuma provide several options in treating it to restore your gums to health. These include dental scaling, root planning, and periodontal surgery.

The dentists provide periodontal treatment in Satsuma, ensuring that your overall dental health is maintained and taken care of with extreme care.

Dental Scaling and Planning

This treatment is also known as a deep cleaning and is similar to dental cleanings that you get during a routine dental appointment. The difference is that, while a general cleaning removes plaque and tartar only up to the gum line, a dental scaling will go below the gum line as well. Because it is slightly more invasive than a regular cleaning, local anesthesia may be used for a scaling and planning procedure. It may also be broken up over more than one appointment.

Once the teeth have been cleaned of plaque and tartar, your dentist at Satsuma Family Dental will plane (smooth) the tooth roots to help the gums reattach to the teeth and discourage bacteria from building up there again. The goal of the periodontal treatment in 36572 is to help shrink the periodontal pockets and help the gum tissue to heal.

Periodontal Surgery

A dental scaling and planning treatment is usually successful for early stages of gum disease. If the disease has progressed, surgery may be required.

There are several types of gum surgery, each with a different goal. They all involve cutting into the gum to work on the tissue underneath the gum line: gingival flap surgery cleans below the pockets, a gingivectomy removes excess gum tissue, and a gingivoplasty reshapes healthy gum tissue. Bone surgery, including bone grafts and soft-tissue grafts, may also be a part of periodontal surgery. When examining your gums, your periodontist will discuss these options with you and make a recommendation on which procedure is most appropriate for your individual case.

Following surgery, you will receive instructions on proper home of the teeth and gums. Instead of dental appointments twice a year, your dentist at Satsuma Family Dental may require you to make additional appointments to monitor your periodontal health in Satsuma. While our dental office is located in Satsuma we also offer our services in other locations including W Plateau Ave, Creola, Saraland, Williams Heights, Saraland Boulevard. Book your appointment with us today!

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