Advanced gum treatment, also known as periodontal treatment, is a specialized area of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing and treating gum diseases, such as gingivitis and periodontitis. These conditions affect the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, potentially leading to gum recession, bone loss, and tooth loss if left untreated.

The goal of advanced gum treatment is to restore and maintain the health of the gums and supporting tissues

Here are some common advanced gum treatments:

  1. Scaling and root planing: This is a deep cleaning procedure that involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline. The dentist will carefully clean the tooth surfaces and smooth out the root surfaces to promote gum reattachment and reduce the likelihood of bacterial growth.

  2. Periodontal maintenance: Following scaling and root planing, regular periodontal maintenance visits are essential to monitor and maintain gum health. These visits typically include thorough cleanings, evaluation of gum pocket depths, and assessment of the overall condition of the gums.

  3. Gum grafting: In cases of severe gum recession or exposed tooth roots, a gum graft may be recommended. During this procedure, gum tissue is taken from another area of the mouth or from a donor source and grafted onto the affected areas to cover exposed roots and restore gum tissue.

  4. Pocket reduction surgery: If gum disease has caused deep gum pockets to form around the teeth, pocket reduction surgery may be necessary. The procedure involves folding back the gum tissue, removing bacteria and tartar, and securing the gum tissue back in place to reduce pocket depths and promote gum healing.

  5. Dental implants: In cases where tooth loss has occurred due to advanced gum disease, dental implants may be recommended as a tooth replacement option. Implants are surgically placed into the jawbone and provide a stable foundation for artificial teeth, restoring both function and aesthetics.

It’s important to note that advanced gum treatment is tailored to the individual needs of each patient. A thorough examination and assessment by a dentist or periodontist will determine the most suitable treatment plan for your specific condition. Regular visits to the dentist and maintaining good oral hygiene practices at home are crucial in preventing and managing gum disease.

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