Periodontal surgery is a dental procedure that aims to restore and rejuvenate the normal function and the natural form of the periodontal structures that have been damaged by periodontal disease. Periodontal structures include the gum tissues, the bone and the periodontal ligament. These parts of the mouth support the teeth, providing them with the strength they need to remain health and perform their intended functions, such as eating and speaking.
Periodontal surgery is needed to correct the issues that are caused by periodontal disease. More commonly known as gum disease, periodontal disease inflames the lining of the gums and can spread to the bones that support and surround the teeth.
Periodontal disease is the result of bacteria in dental plaque, the substance that forms on the surface of the teeth. The body’s immune system releases a substance to remove the bacteria, however, that substance can actually damage the mouth by inflaming the gums, the periodontal ligament and the bone that surrounds and supports the teeth.
In the earliest stage of periodontal disease, gingivitis, the gums swell and bleed. If left untreated, this swelling can actually loosen the teeth, and the teeth can eventually fall out.
There are several types of procedures that can be used to treat periodontal disease, including:
Typically, a dentist who specializes in general dentistry will discover the signs of periodontal disease. The general dentist will then recommend a periodontal surgeon, who will be able to provide the treatment that is necessary to repair the gums and teeth.
At Ericsson Dental, however, your periodontal disease can be treated by the same dentist who diagnoses the condition. In addition to practicing general dentistry, Dr. Ericsson excels in periodontal surgery. He has diagnosed and treated countless patients throughout Boca Raton, improving the health of their teeth and gums and restoring their smiles.
Dr. Ericsson has received extensive training in periodontal disease. He uses the most advanced techniques to diagnose and treat gum disease in order to ensure his patients receive the most comfortable and effective treatment possible. He provides a range of treatments to repair periodontal disease, including:
When you choose Ericsson Dental for your dental health needs, you will receive the most comprehensive dental care, including general dentistry and periodontal dentistry. There is no need to locate and make appointments with several dentists, because Dr. Ericsson and his staff have over 30 years of experience in all types of dentistry.