Periodontal Treatment in Houston, TX

Periodontal Treatment in Houston, TX

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, can be a problematic dental and overall health problem that can lead to infection, tooth loss and destruction of vital tissues in the mouth. The disease starts with a mild form of the disease, known as gingivitis, which is a buildup of plaque between the teeth and gums. This plaque build-up causes inflammation, redness, and irritation around the gums.

If treated early, gingivitis is easily reversed with professional care from your dentist. If allowed to progress, however, gingivitis leads to a more advanced state of the disease.

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment in Houston

Scaling and root planing: This non-surgical procedure, which is completed under a local anesthetic, involves scraping away rough spots on the tooth’s root below the gum line and smoothing out its surface to prevent bacterial buildup in the gum pocket.

Surgical Periodontal Treatment in Houston

  • Pocket reduction surgery: When gum pockets are deep, disease-causing bacteria is given an easy place to reside and fester. To reduce these pockets, your dentist may complete a surgical procedure that involves removing the tartar from these gum pockets, then replacing your gums more snugly around the tooth, eliminating the spaces where bacteria likes to grow.
  • Bone and tissue grafts: Bone and tissue grafts are surgical procedures that stimulate the regeneration of bone and soft tissue in one’s mouth.
  • Guided tissue regeneration: This surgical procedure is often done in conjunction with pocket reduction, or gum flap, surgery to stimulate tissue growth around the gum pocket
  • Bone surgery: Bone surgery for periodontal disease involves smoothing out shallow craters on the bone that have formed from bone loss. After flap surgery, the bone is reshaped to decrease the craters, making it more difficult for bacteria to gather and multiply.

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Dr. Rosecler Marmentini

Dr. Rosecler Marmentini is an orthodontist and specializes in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

Dr. Rosecler Marmentini