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For gum disease treatment in Kernersville, North Carolina and the surrounding area, call Infinity Dental. Periodontal care helps you prevent and treat gum disease and gingivitis. Infinity Dental offers periodontal services such as scaling and root planing. Call us today to learn more.
If you need treatment for gum disease in Kernersville, Infinity Dental is here to help. Our office offers a wide array of services and amenities to meet all your dental needs while keeping you comfortable during your visit. We offer family scheduling as well as financing options to ensure you and your entire family get the dental care necessary for perfect oral health.
Periodontal services are specialized dental treatments that address the areas surrounding the teeth such as the gums, bones, and supporting structures. These treatment methods include scaling and root planing.
Methods used to treat gum disease and gingivitis include procedures such as scaling and root planing. Scaling is the removal of plaque and tartar buildup from above and below the gum line. It is followed by root planing when the root surfaces of your teeth are smoothed to allow the gums to heal around the tooth properly and prevent future buildups.
Regular dental exams are an essential part of your oral health, especially in the prevention of gum disease by removing tartar and early detection. There are some things you can do at home to prevent gum disease as well as keep your teeth healthy for longer. These methods include:
We can help you determine the best course of action for preventing gum disease. Call today to schedule a consultation to learn more about what you can do to prevent gum disease and detect any early signs.
Gingivitis is a generative disease that left untreated, will cause significant tooth and gum deterioration. Just the word gingivitis can strike panic in a patient’s mind. The reality is that the treatment is simple and performed right in your dentist’s office.
Plaque and tarter that sits on the teeth provides an environment, which allows bacteria to thrive and multiply. The bacteria cause the gums to become inflamed and bleed. The condition becomes more noticeable when you brush your teeth or sometimes when you eat. These are signs of the early stage of gingivitis. Gingivitis is easily treated by having the hygienist scale and polish the teeth. If gingivitis is left untreated, the condition will progress, and a deeper scaling and root planing will be necessary. Scaling is the removal of the dental tartar from the tooth surface. Root planing is the process of smoothing the root surfaces to prevent future buildup.
As a non-surgical procedure, scaling and planing is performed in the dentist’s office. While the procedure is usually painless, advanced stages of gingivitis may make it necessary to numb the area for complete comfort. Deep scaling and root planing is usually broken down into one section of the mouth per appointment. This allows for adequate healing time and reduces the time for each appointment.
Loose teeth are uncomfortable, especially when you try to eat food or chew gum. The feeling of the tooth pulling away from the gum is enough to send chills down your spine. It seems like an eternity, waiting for either the tooth to become loose enough to be extracted or strong enough to no longer be a problem.
Teeth become loose because of lost gum tissue, injury, orthodontic treatment, or pressure caused by tooth misalignment. A new technique called periodontal splinting attaches weak teeth together, turning them into a single unit that is stable and stronger than the single teeth by themselves. The procedure is most commonly performed on the front teeth. The procedure is as simple as using composite material to attach, or splint, the loose teeth to the adjoining stable teeth. Tooth splinting is a common procedure that has gained popularity due to its effectiveness.
Life is too short to live with loose teeth.
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Oral Pathology is the specialty that identifies and treats diseases of the mouth and maxillofacial region. Diagnosis is completed through radiographic, microscopic, biochemical and other in-office examinations. Oral pathologists provide biopsy services for dentists and offer clinical their diagnosis based on their findings. Some of the diseases that Oral pathologists diagnose include mouth and throat cancer, mumps, salivary gland disorders, ulcers, Odontogenic Infection, and others.
Gingivitis and in its advanced state, periodontitis, has a profound effect on the gums. As gingivitis progresses, more and more bacteria and plaque buildup, causing the gums to stretch. The end result is large pockets, that once they are cleaned out, remain on your gum line. These pockets cause the gums to recede, which aesthetically not pleasing to the eye. When the gums recede, an abnormal amount of tooth structure is exposed.
Gum grafting is the corrective procedure that restores the gum to its natural, healthy state. Using soft gum tissue from the roof of the mouth, the receded gums are grafted. The goal if the graft is to cover exposed tooth and root surfaces with grafted on oral tissue. This grafting encourages new tissue growth that will enable the gums to return to its original position around the teeth. The procedure is routine and entails a minimal amount of downtime and discomfort.
To learn more about periodontal services offered at Infinity Dental, call today to speak to a specialist or schedule a consultation. We provide several appointment options so you can schedule a time that fits your busy schedule. Be sure to ask about our financing options. Call us today to find out what Infinity Dental can do for you.