Periodontics In Bergen, NJ

Periodontics at Aesthetic

Periodontics is an area of dentistry with an exclusive focus on the inflammatory disease that can destroy gum tissue and supporting tooth structures.

Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, is a significant condition that can ultimately result in the loss of one or more teeth. Fortunately, several periodontal surgeries are available to halt its progression. If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease and require gum surgery, we will gladly provide a referral to a periodontist of your choice or to our sister office, where a skilled specialist is an integral part of our team.

In cases where alternative interventions have not achieved optimal gum tissue snugness around teeth or deep pockets cannot be effectively cleaned, a periodontal pocket reduction, also known as flap surgery, may be necessary.

During this procedure, your dentist will carefully eliminate harmful bacteria and address damaged sections of bone by smoothing them out. This facilitates the secure reattachment of your gum tissue to the healthy bone, promoting improved gum health and overall oral well-being.

Periodontal disease can advance and lead to the deterioration of bone structure. To address this issue, a bone graft is performed to stimulate bone growth in areas where bone loss has occurred. During this therapy, bacteria are eliminated, and bone graft material is placed to replace the lost bone. Special proteins may also be utilized to aid in the proper regeneration of bone and tissue by assisting your body's natural healing process.

In addition to avoiding smoking, which impairs the body's healing process, we highly recommend closely monitoring your periodontal health through regular checkups and cleanings. Periodontal disease is undeniably easier to prevent than to treat, and proactive measures can significantly reduce the risk of developing this condition.

Scaling and root planing is a preventive measure aimed at halting the progression of periodontal disease. This technique involves a meticulous cleaning of the root surfaces, removing plaque and tartar from gum pockets, and smoothing out the tooth root to eliminate bacteria and toxins.

In some cases, your periodontist may recommend additional treatments such as systemic antibiotics, local delivery anti-microbials, or host modulation therapy to enhance the effectiveness of scaling and root planing.

While many patients may not require further active treatment after scaling and root planing, ongoing therapeutic maintenance is necessary to sustain oral health.

Aesthetic concerns often arise when people feel their teeth appear disproportionately short, commonly referred to as a "gummy smile." This occurs when a significant portion of the gum is exposed while smiling. Fortunately, dental crown lengthening can address this issue. Through this procedure, your periodontist will precisely remove excess gum tissue, unveiling more of the tooth crown. They will skillfully sculpt the gum line to create an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

When a tooth is lost, the absence can cause an indentation to form in the gum tissue and jawbone where the tooth was previously located. This occurs due to natural jawbone recession in the absence of a tooth, resulting in an unnatural appearance and potential length discrepancy when a replacement tooth is placed.

To address this defect, ridge augmentation is performed to fill in the resulting indentation. This procedure helps restore natural contours to the gums and jaw, creating a more harmonious appearance. Your periodontist can then provide a new tooth that is both aesthetically pleasing and easy to maintain, blending seamlessly with your natural smile.

Dental implants have become the gold standard for tooth replacement, offering numerous advantages over other options. Leaving a missing tooth untreated can lead to problems such as teeth shifting and bite issues, while also causing the jawbone to deteriorate through a process called resorption.

The dental implant procedure involves the precise placement of a titanium screw into the jawbone. At our practice, our skilled oral surgeon performs this implant placement. Once the implanted post has fused with the jawbone, our experienced restorative dentist attaches an abutment and crown to function as a natural tooth. Our patients greatly benefit from the convenience of having both the surgical and restorative phases of the dental implant procedure conducted in one location, with seamless collaboration between our oral surgeon and restorative dentist working as a cohesive team.


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