INTRODUCTION TO PERIODONTAL PROCEDURES
Description of procedures that periodontists use to treat gum disease, compiled by the American Academy of Periodontology.
Following are some of the procedures that Dr. Raschkovsky uses to treat patients diagnosed with a periodontal (gum) disease. The main cause of periodontal disease is bacteria in the form of a sticky, colorless plaque that constantly forms on your teeth; however, many other factors can cause periodontal (gum) disease or influence its progression.
- Periodontal Surgery:
If you're diagnosed with periodontal disease, Dr. Raschkovsky may recommend periodontal surgery. Periodontal surgery is necessary when Dr. Raschkovsky determines that the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment.
Following are the six types of surgical treatments most commonly prescribed
- Dental Implants:
If you've already lost a tooth to periodontal disease or other reasons, you may be interested in dental implants the permanent tooth replacement option.
- Cosmetic Procedures:
In addition to procedures to treat periodontal disease, many periodontists also perform cosmetic procedures to enhance your smile. Oftentimes, patients who pursue cosmetic procedures notice improved function as well.
Cosmetic procedures include:
Ask Dr. Raschkovsky for a smile consultation. He can evaluate your smile and provide a range of treatments available to help achieve the look you want.