If your dentist recommends you see a periodontist, visit Dr. Geoffrey Edmunds. When the gums are so inflamed and infected that your dentist recommends a specialist, you may require Guilderland dental surgery. Luckily, with us, you can know you’re in the best hands. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that affects the gum tissue. This causes inflammation, swelling, redness, and loss of bone around the teeth. According to the National Institute of Health, about 80% of adults in America have some form of periodontal disease.
When bacteria is present in the mouth, if not cleaned regularly and diligently, it attaches to the teeth. The bacteria collects and multiplies, forming dental plaque. When plaque is left on teeth, the tissues become inflamed, resulting in gingivitis. Gingivitis is an early form of periodontal disease. As this progresses, it can develop into full-blown periodontal disease which may lead you to need Guilderland dental surgery. With periodontal disease, the tissues begin to degrade, eating away holes in your gums. Teeth may become uncomfortable, or even loose.
There are a few kinds of Guilderland dental surgery for periodontal disease. Gingivectomy is when excess gum tissue that has overgrown onto the teeth is removed. Gingivoplasty is surgery that reshapes healthy gum tissue around the teeth to make them look better. If a patient has tooth recession where the gum is pushed away from the tooth, this surgery can be done. A gum graft can be performed, where tissue from the roof of the mouth is taken and stitched into the recesses. Finally gingival flap surgery is used when pockets are more than 5 millimeters deep. The gum tissue is cut to separate the gum tissue from the teeth, and a deep cleaning is conducted below the pockets. Our doctor works closely with you to determine the treatment you need, and ensures you are well informed and equipped to handle the healing process. If you need to see a periodontist, don’t wait any longer for the best treatment. Make an appointment with us today.