Periodontics

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Periodontics is the field of dentistry that is specific to gum health. Periodontal treatment is often necessary if there is a problem with the gum tissue, such as gum disease. Periodontics may even involve procedures like dental implants and soft tissue grafting that rely on gum tissue to enhance and restore areas of the mouth. At Riverwalk Dental Group, we offer a range of quality periodontal treatments.

Why would Periodontics be needed?

Most often, periodontal treatment is necessary if a patient has gum disease. Depending on what stage the gum disease is in, a variety of procedures and treatments are readily available. Patients seeking dental implants or a soft tissue grafting can make use of periodontics as well. Each patient will have a personalized treatment plan specific to their own individual needs.

What are common Periodontal procedures?

Periodontal procedures are often specific to gum tissue, so any type of condition relating to the gums is involved during treatment. Some of the most common periodontal procedures include:

  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Soft Tissue Grafting
  • Dental Implants
  • Surface Debridement
  • Surgery to Improve or Stop Gum Disease Progression

What happens during your appointment for Periodontal Treatment?

The first step is coming into our office for a complete exam and consultation. We will examine your mouth and look for signs of gum disease, gingivitis, gum recession and other gum-related conditions. From there, we will be able to create a personalized treatment plan specific to your dental needs. If you have gum disease, we will often recommend coming in for a routine periodontal scaling and root planing to clean infected gum pockets. There are many other treatment options available to those who have mild to advanced gum disease. Our goal is to provide you with a variety of periodontal options to enhance and restore the gum tissue in your mouth and prevent progression of gum disease.

If you are interested in periodontics and want to know more about your treatment options, call our office and we’ll work to get you scheduled with an appointment.

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