Periodontal disease can be devastating to your oral health and smile. Fortunately, prompt diagnosis combined with regenerative treatments can halt the progression of the disease and save your teeth and supporting oral structures. To learn more about regenerative treatments in Fresno, California, and make an appointment with Dr. Tamie Ego, call North Fresno Dental Care today at 559-437-0553.
Our dentist and team provide several regenerative periodontal treatments to meet your needs. Depending on the severity of your disease and the extent of the damage, we may recommend a combination of treatments. Regenerative procedures that may be recommended include:
- Gum Tissue Regeneration — This type of regenerative treatment is usually a gum graft. Gum grafts are recommended when the gums have receded from the tooth and work by covering the exposed tooth structure to restore an even and healthy gumline.
- Pocket Reduction Surgery — Pocket reduction surgery, or gingivectomy, works by reducing the depth of the gum pockets so that it is more difficult for harmful bacteria to invade your gum tissue. It involves a thorough cleaning and, in some cases, an antibiotic treatment.
- Scaling and Root Planing — Scaling and root planing works by removing plaque and calculus from the teeth and tooth roots, smoothing the roots to promote healing and help prevent the bacteria from recolonizing in the area. Scaling and root planing may be combined with other periodontal treatments to produce the best results.
For more information about periodontal regenerative treatments and to schedule an appointment at our office, give us a call today.