Periodontal disease (also called “gum disease”) is a condition that causes more people to lose their teeth than any other dental condition, including tooth decay.
Scaling and root planing (“deep cleanings”) allow us to physically remove the calcified bacteria on the roots of the teeth that contribute to gum and bone loss. This cleaning allows you to go back to maintaining your oral health and preventing future bone loss from occurring. For most of our patients we request that a regular periodontal maintenance visit be conducted every 3 months.
Following your deep cleaning, we will also treat any significant areas of disease with a locally placed antibiotic called ATRIDOX®. This medication placement allows a more aggressive treatment in areas where you need it most.
Our goal is to reverse all symptoms of gum disease and to prevent any further bone loss from taking place. When treated properly, gum tissue can also experience some reattachment. If you’re struggling with symptoms of gum disease, we invite you to call our office before it’s too late.
Pinhole Surgical Technique
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®), invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession.
This procedure is performed by making a small hole with a needle in the gum tissue. Using specially designed instruments, the gum tissue is loosened and guided over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no incision or suturing, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement. Also checkout: www.evansville-dentist.com
To learn more about the Pinhole Surgical Technique, please contact our office.