Periodontal Care from an Experienced Team
Dr. Michael Kelley
, Dr. Ramin Rayhan
, Dr. Richard Nejat
, Dr. Jeffrey Kim
and Dr. Scott Siegel
perform a wide range of advanced periodontal services. Our doctors will customize a periodontal treatment plan to help you maintain your oral health.
A dental bone graft will restore lost bone. Bone loss around the teeth can cause bite problems, functional issues and facial deformities. We can perform an autogenous, allograft or xenograft to replace missing bone tissue.
If the jaw bone has deteriorated, we can restore the natural contour with ridge augmentation. This may involve soft and hard tissue grafting to reconstruct the gums and bone.
Some patients with missing bone around the upper jaw area need to undergo a sinus augmentation, or sinus lift, to make more bone available for dental implants.
If you have receding gums, we can perform a gum graft to restore your gum line. Our doctors may use connective tissue, free gingival or pedicle grafting techniques to add more gum tissue to the areas where the gums have receded.
Guided tissue regeneration (GTR) works by helping the body regenerate lost bone tissue. This procedure can be effective for saving a failing dental implant or bridge, and also improves the aesthetics of your smile.
Also known as flap surgery, this procedure may be necessary when other gum disease treatments have failed. Osseous surgery will decrease pocket depth and can be combined with a dental bone graft if significant bone loss has occurred.
Our doctors may recommend an ongoing treatment plan to prevent the progression of gum disease. You may need to come in for frequent dental cleanings and use prescription-strength products to kill bacteria.
We can restore the health of your gums when other periodontal treatments have failed with a gingivectomy. This procedure involves removing and reshaping the gum tissue to reduce pocket depth.
Patients in the early stage of gum disease may be able to restore the health of their gums with scaling and root planing therapy. This nonsurgical periodontal treatment involves using an ultrasonic tool to deep clean the teeth and under the gum line.
When gingivitis is not treated, it can advance to “periodontitis” (which means “inflammation around the tooth”). In periodontitis, gums pull away from the teeth and form spaces (called “pockets”) that become infected. The body’s immune system fights the bacteria as the plaque spreads and grows below the gum line. Bacterial toxins and the body’s natural response to infection start to break down the bone and connective tissue that hold teeth in place. If not treated, the bones, gums, and tissue that support the teeth are destroyed. The teeth may eventually become loose and have to be removed.
Learn more about periodontal services, including osseous surgery and dental bone graft procedures, by scheduling your appointment at Clock Tower Dental