At Tilger Center for Dentistry, we know that tooth health starts at the gums. Periodontal dentistry is the formal term for any dentistry associated with the treatment of the gums. In periodontal dentistry, we focus on the prevention, diagnosis and treatments of any and all forms of periodontal diseases as well as the placement of dental implants. Because dental implants require placement into the gums in order to fuse with the patient’s jaw bone over time, this placement of dental implants is considered a form of periodontal dentistry. Dentists who specialize in periodontal dentistry are referred to as periodontists and at Tilger Center for Dentistry, we have a variety of such experts on our team. Periodontists help implement the prevention, diagnosis, and treatments of periodontal disease, specializing in the treatments of oral inflammation. Recent studies have shown that nearly half of the adults living in the United States suffer from some form of periodontal disease, the most common of those being gingivitis. To ensure that you and your family are on the better side of the percentages be sure to call us today, we will help you take control of your oral health.
Causes, types, signs, and symptoms of Periodontal Disease -
Periodontal disease is the disease of the surrounding tissues of the teeth, known as the gums. The most common of these diseases is gingivitis, which is estimated to affect up to half of the adults living in the United States today. Like diseases of the teeth, periodontal diseases are caused by bacterial accumulation. In the case of gingivitis, the bacteria present creates an inflammation of the gums causing them to become red, swollen and bleed easily. Treatments and prevention of periodontal diseases, involve maintaining good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Most forms of periodontal diseases can be treated by a simple change in this oral hygiene routine, for more severe cases however treatment with your dentist may be necessary. We offer a variety of periodontal disease treatments. Call us to schedule an appointment and take control of your oral health today.
Crown Lengthening -
At Tilger Center for Dentistry, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services, one of which is crown lengthening. Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that a dentist performs in order to expose a greater amount of tooth structure. With more tooth structure exposed or “lengthened” the dentist can then add to the tooth and/or restore it with prosthetics.
Gum Recession -
Gum recession is a common form of periodontal disease and disorder. The most common cause of gum recession is poor hygiene although genetics can play a role. Symptoms may include sensitive or loose teeth and treatments will vary by case. We work with our patients to best diagnose and treat individual cases of gingival recession, with changes in dental hygiene, close observation and in certain cases procedures to reshape the gums. Call us today, we will work with you to restore your gums to their optimum health.
Scaling & Root Planing -
Scaling and root planning is a form of deep cleaning that we offer at here. It is recommended to have a cleaning at your dentist’s office at least once every six months for optimum oral health. During the process of scaling and root planing your dentist will remove and eliminate any accumulated bacteria and plaque, to establish a gum that is free of disease. Scaling and root planning is a great way to prevent oral pathologies of the gums such as the very common, gingivitis. Call us to schedule an appointment with our amazing team and take control of your oral health today.
Pocket Irrigation -
Another form of periodontal treatment that we offer is pocket irrigation. Pocket irrigation is a form of dental cleaning used to prevent further accumulation of bacteria. Oral irrigation is a form of dental cleaning that can be done both by a dentist in an office using a specific set of tools, or by the patient at home using a water jet or pick. At our offices, Our doctors will use a device with a rounded tip which reduces the risk of tissue damage while still extensively cleaning the areas that need to be flushed of bacteria. Even though patients can do this at home, it is recommended to have your dentist perform this service professionally in an office setting at least once every six months, to ensure there are no pockets of bacteria forming.
Pocket Reduction Surgery -
At Tilger Center for Dentistry as part of our periodontal health services, we offer periodontal pocket reduction procedures. When periodontal disease is present pockets of bacteria can form around the teeth causing the supporting tissues to become destroyed. These pockets make it so that your bone and gum tissue no longer fit snugly as they are supposed to around your teeth. We offer periodontal pocket reduction services to get your teeth back to their optimum oral health. Call us today to schedule a consultation.
Prophylaxis is a thorough dental cleaning treatment performed by dentists in office to halt the progression of periodontal diseases such as gingivitis. We offer prophylactic cleaning services, which we recommend patients come into the office for at least once every six months for. Periodontal disease occurs when the bacteria form plaque colonies over time on the gum tissue. With prophylaxis, this can be prevented. Call us today to schedule an appointment!
Sinus Augmentation -
Sinus augmentation is a dental surgery that adds bone to a patient’s upper jaw primarily in the area of the molars and premolars. This bone graft is added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses on either side of your nose. At Tilger Center for Dentistry we know that oral health and wellness goes beyond just the teeth and gums. Call us today to schedule a sinus augmentation consultation.