Periodontics is the specialty in dentistry focused on gum and jaw health. The Sunrise Dental periodontist is an expert in treating gum disease and many other common conditions that can compromise your oral health.
Periodontists spend as many as three additional years studying gum disease after completing dental school. They offer comprehensive oral health care, including deep cleanings and laser dentistry.
The Sunrise Dental periodontal team specializes in oral surgery involving the teeth, gums, and jawbone. They perform tooth extractions, dental implant procedures, and restorative procedures like gum and bone grafting to give you a healthier smile.
Periodontists perform a range of procedures to enhance the health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Routine and surgical tooth extractions, including wisdom tooth extractions, are performed by the periodontist at Sunrise Dental.
In a gum grafting procedure, your periodontist takes gum tissue from either the roof of your mouth or nearby healthy gum tissue and places it in the area with a receding gum line. New tissue grows and helps secure surrounding teeth to prevent tooth loosening and loss.
Gum procedures range from restorative to cosmetic. The periodontist offers gum grafting to treat gum recession and procedures to lengthen teeth to improve the look of gummy smiles.
Frenectomy is a surgery to release soft connective tissues within your mouth. By cutting the band of tissue connecting the tongue to the lower jaw or the tissue between the upper lip and jaw, periodontists can treat conditions ranging from gum recession to developmental problems.
Dental implants are strong artificial teeth made from titanium. Periodontists regularly perform implant procedures and may recommend a sinus lift if there isn’t enough jawbone to support the implant.
Nearly half of all American adults over the age of 30 have gum disease. It’s caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar, and the most common sign is bleeding gums when you brush or floss your teeth.
Gum disease ranges in severity. It begins as gingivitis, which can be treated to prevent disease progression. Periodontal disease is the most advanced stage, and it can cause gum recession, tooth loosening, and tooth loss.
The best way to treat gum disease and prevent complications is by getting regular dental cleanings. The team at Sunrise Dental offers deep cleanings, scaling and planing, and laser treatments along with routine cleanings to give patients their healthiest possible smiles.
Find comprehensive care for your whole mouth at Sunrise Dental. Call the office or book an appointment online today.