Also called periodontology, periodontics is a special sub-category of dentistry that concerns the supporting structures of the teeth, most notably the gums and mouth bones. One of the most common oral health issues experienced by people today is periodontitis, also referred to as gum disease. This dangerous condition is characterized by infection and inflammation of the gums, making it easily recognizable. Patients suffering from periodontitis should seek treatment as soon as possible because it can quickly lead to more serious issues, including tooth loss and major damage to the jawbone.
The experts at Ferrari Dental understand the seriousness of gum disease, and we do everything we can to help patients who are dealing with this troubling disorder. With our team on your side, we will work to put a stop to your gum disease so that you can get back on track for great oral health.
If gum disease is left untreated, it can spread to the jawbone and cause serious damage. One of the most common ways to reverse this damage is through a bone grafting procedure. This treatment involves using artificial bone material and special proteins to regenerate and heal a deteriorated jawbone. Often, a bone grafting procedure is conducted as a way of strengthening a weakened jawbone so that dental implants can be properly supported.
Root Surface Debridement
Root surface debridement consists of an intensive cleaning of the root surfaces that is designed to fully remove all deposits of bacteria, plaque and tartar that are present. This special cleaning process reaches deep within the areas between teeth, even accessing areas that are impossible to reach with normal brushing and flossing. Overall, the procedure is very effective in stopping the spread of gum disease and preventing tooth loss from occurring.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment method that works to remove heavy accumulations of plaque, tartar and toxins from above and below the gum line. The scaling process uses special dental tools that can access deep areas that are very difficult to reach otherwise. Once the harmful build-ups have been removed, rough spots present on the root surfaces are smoothed out in a process known as root planing. This is done to prevent future accumulations and to initiate the healing process.
If you are suffering from gum disease and you would like to learn more about the treatment options that are available, please call us at (973) 282-8277 to schedule an appointment.