Our staff at Noble Dental considers scaling and root planning one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe.
Scaling and root planning:
The process of root planing and scaling cleans between the gums and the teeth down to the roots. The dentist may need to use a local anesthetic to numb your gums and the roots of your teeth, and then use an ultrasonic tool for the planing and scaling. The dentist will then place antibiotic fibers into the pockets between your teeth and gums. The antibiotic will help speed healing and prevent infection. These fibers will be removed about 1 week after the procedure.
Root surface debridement:
Debridement takes into account more than just the root surfaces. In addition to treatment of the root surface, it encompasses the pocket space, the pocket wall, underlying tissues, and even takes into account the immune response of the patient. The focus of debridement therapy is the control of a bacterial infection as opposed to simply removing deposits from the root surface.
Eliminating existing bacteria, regenerating bone and tissue to help reduce pocket depth and repair damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease is a priority at Noble Dental.
The dentist may recommend a regenerative surgical procedure when the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed due to periodontal disease. This procedure can reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue. The procedure entails folding back the gum tissue and removing the disease-causing bacteria.
Dental Crown Lengthening:
Whatever the reason, at Noble Dental, we use crown lengthening to expose more of your teeth, and sculpt your gum line to create the look you want.
Dental crown lengthening involves the removal of gum tissue, bone or both to expose more of a tooth's structure. Why would you need it? Well, one reason could be a broken tooth at the gum line. Or maybe you just have a decayed tooth. After the dentist removes the tooth decay, there might not be enough tooth structure left above the gum line to support a dental crown or even a filling. Without enough structure to grab on to, ill-fitting dental crowns may cause chronic inflammation and irritation. Even worse, tooth decay may get in under the dental crown, creating the need for more dental treatments. Or maybe you have what is called a “gummy smile” where an unusually large amount of gum tissue shows around your upper teeth.
At Noble Dental in Florida, we specialize in providing periodontics care for you and your family. It is important you schedule an appointment at any one of our locations. Call (561) 440-3433 for an appointment!