Have you suffered from gum tissue deterioration, tooth loss, or bone degradation? Come to Advanced Dental Care of East Texas for periodontal care.
The nearest specialists are at least an hour’s drive away, but we are happily qualified to perform periodontal surgeries right here. With periodontal surgery, Dr. Koch can help you restore and regenerate normal gum tissue. With healthy gum tissue, you can better support the periodontal ligament and bone for a functional and youthful smile.
What is Periodontics?
Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the structures that surround and support the teeth, including:
- The alveolar bone
- The cementum
- The gums
- The periodontal ligament
This anatomical network is crucial to the proper function of your mouth. This branch of periodontics works to prevent, diagnose, and treat problems in these structures so that your teeth and jaw can work flawlessly.
Examples of Surgical Gum Treatment
In some cases, dental decay or disease is too advanced to be treated with nonsurgical services. At Advanced Dental Care of East Texas, we use up-to-date technology to provide effective surgeries. Some surgical gum treatments may include:
- Gum graft surgery
- Regenerative procedures
- Periodontal pocket reduction
- Ridge augmentation
- Dental implants
How Can Periodontal Surgery Help?
Periodontal surgery can help patients who suffer from advanced periodontitis. Dr. Koch can correct gummy smiles, protect the permanent teeth, and conserve the jawbone.
The advantages of a gum graft include:
- Correct gingival recession
- Protect the root of the tooth
- Improve the appearance of an uneven gum line
- Prevent sensitivity and decay
Dr. Koch will help you determine what type of procedure will best benefit you long-term.
Learn More About your Options
To learn more about how periodontal procedures can improve the health and beauty of your smile, please contact our office today.