Periodontal Care Cypress, Texas 77429

Interdisciplinary Care

Periodontal Care

Interdisciplinary Care

Gum health is an important part of a patient’s overall oral health. That’s why periodontal care is essential for patients with a history of tooth decay, gingivitis, and other dental issues.

This is a necessary surgery for people who are experiencing advanced gum disease due to neglected oral hygiene, which can cause all sorts of issues due to the progression of bacterial infection in your mouth. Irritated gums become inflamed gums, after which they start to recede from your teeth and shrink. The normally tight seals around your teeth that prevent bacteria and tartar buildup from accumulating are compromised, and periodontal pockets accumulate bacteria that further aggravate the gums. Over time, this can cause tooth loss and severe infection.

Periodontal surgery (also known as gum surgery) is commonly used to treat gingivitis and periodontitis. This surgery removes damaged tissue to clear away bacteria and infections. It also helps to reduce gaps in the gum line and prevent future tooth loss. A competent surgeon will assess the degree of the damage, and may choose to use a combination of advanced procedures to restore the mouth, teeth and gums to healthy condition.

Microsurgery uses small tools and a precise surgical technique to restore a patient’s gums. Because microsurgery is minimally invasive, it usually requires a shorter recovery period, making it ideal for busy patients or for those who need smaller gum adjustments. However, microsurgery is not appropriate for all gum issues. Ask your surgeon which type of gum surgery is best for your needs.

Gum grafting is used to repair a receding gum line, which is a common complaint as patients age. During this procedure, your oral surgeon will remove healthy tissue from another part of your mouth to replace damaged gum tissue during a periodontal treatment. They will then attach this tissue to the area where it is needed, where it seamlessly integrates with the tissue around it. Gum grafting is a relatively simple procedure that offers great results for patients with periodontal conditions.

In advanced periodontal disease, it’s common for bacteria to eat away at your jaw bone and periodontal ligaments to cause defects to form in the bone. Osseous surgery involves smoothing out oral bones to remove crevices and edges that harbor these bacteria to reduce the chances of reinfection. After removing the bacteria, your oral surgeon will thoroughly clean the area and repair damaged tissue and bone. Sometimes, a bone graft is required for patients who have lost significant bone mass.