While teeth may be the most noticeable part of the mouth, there is a great deal of support and structural elements that can also cause problems. The majority of periodontal cases involve gum disease, which can range from moderate to severe. The team of experts at Mountain View Dental have your best interests in mind and will develop a solution that is right for your personal case.
Periodontal disease can include gingivitis, periodontitis and gingival recession. These diseases can cause gums to swell, bleed and if left untreated, cause teeth to loosen and have to be removed. In its mildest form, periodontal disease will cause little or no discomfort; although the signs will be present, such as constant bleeding and redness. At the most severe level, toxins can cause the tissues and bone that support teeth to break down.
Periodontal treatments can differ depending on the severity of the disease. In some cases, surgery may be needed, while in more mild cases, there are some non-surgical procedures that will do the trick.
Mountain View Dental periodontal procedures include:
- Root Planing
- Flap Surgery
One of the most common procedures for periodontal cases is dental implants. These synthetic structures are anchored in the place that is usually occupied by the root, providing a foundation for possible artificial teeth or bridge.
Dental implants require surgery. Mountain View Dental provides anesthesia to patients during any implant procedure to ensure success and ultimate comfort. If you notice constant swelling in your gums or bleeding, contact us for an appointment. We will work with you to determine the best course of action to solve the problem.