Do I really need periodontal care?
If you suspect that you may need periodontal care, there’s no time like the present to protect your smile and preserve your natural tooth structure. Periodontitis can have damaging effects. In fact, in some severe cases, patients can even end up losing teeth. If you notice any symptoms such as inflamed or bleeding gums, it’s important to seek intervention as soon as possible.
Did you know…
When caught early, gingivitis can be treatable and reversible.
Gentle Treatment With Laser Therapy
With laser technology, we are able to offer gum disease treatment that is more comfortable than ever before. Laser therapy is a non-surgical treatment that effectively removes harmful bacteria from under the gums and promotes healthy tissue regeneration.
Our skilled team performs sinus lift procedures to add bone to the upper jaw in the area of the molars and premolars, enhancing the foundation for dental implants and restoring oral health.
Dr. Turner specializes in a full scope of periodontal procedures, from bone grafting to sinus lifts and more, providing patients with advanced solutions to restore and enhance their oral health.
Experience the benefits of LANAP (Laser Assisted New-Attachment Procedure) at our office, as we are among the select few in Mira Mesa offering this innovative and minimally invasive gum disease treatment.
At our practice, we have a whole-health focus, recognizing the interconnectedness of oral health and overall well-being, offering comprehensive treatments that promote both dental and systemic health.
Scaling & Root Planing
Our skilled team performs scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning procedure that effectively removes plaque and tartar buildup, helping to combat gum disease and promote optimal oral health.
LAPIP (Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure) is a laser-based treatment designed to address peri-implantitis, effectively removing infection and promoting healing around dental implants.
Soft Tissue Guided Regeneration
Our practice offers guided tissue regeneration, a technique that promotes the regeneration of gum and bone tissues, helping to restore and strengthen the supporting structures of the teeth.
Experience the benefits of osseous surgery, a procedure that reshapes and smoothes the bone supporting the teeth, preventing further progression of gum disease and enhancing oral health.
Pinhole Surgical Technique
We specialize in the Pinhole Surgical Technique, a minimally invasive procedure that treats gum recession by repositioning existing gum tissue, providing a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing smile.
Our skilled team performs gingivectomy, a procedure that removes excess gum tissue to treat conditions such as gum disease, improve the appearance of the smile, and enhance oral health.
Gum grafting is a procedure offered at our practice to restore receding gums, using grafts of gum tissue to cover exposed tooth roots and enhance both oral health and smile aesthetics.
Bone Grafting Procedures
We specialize in bone grafting procedures, which involve the placement of bone graft materials to stimulate bone growth, providing a solid foundation for dental implants or preserving the jaw structure.
Crown lengthening is a procedure performed to expose more of the tooth structure, either for cosmetic reasons or to facilitate other dental treatments, improving both oral health and aesthetics.
Our practice offers ridge augmentation procedures to restore and enhance the shape and volume of the jawbone, ensuring optimal support for dental implants or improving overall oral health.
Ridge preservation is a technique employed to minimize bone loss after tooth extraction, preserving the ridge shape and volume for future dental procedures, such as dental implants.
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The Benefits of Periodontal Care
Restore Your Health
With early intervention, periodontal treatment can reverse the effects of gingivitis and restore your smile to its natural health.
Prevent Further Damage
Regular periodontal maintenance helps keep your smile healthy and free from the harmful buildup of plaque and bacteria.
Periodontal care helps you avoid more costly, invasive procedures such as gum grafts, tooth extractions, and dental implants.
The Deep Cleaning Process
First, your dentist will apply a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable during your treatment. Deep cleanings may cause more sensitivity for patients than regular dental cleanings, but you’ll be comfortable throughout the procedure thanks to our gentle numbing techniques.
Scaling & Root Planing
Next, your doctor will use special tools to “scale” tartar and plaque from between your teeth and below your gum line. The goal is to remove the harmful bacteria that causes gum disease. Then, once your teeth and gums have been cleaned, your dentist will “plane,” or smooth, the roots of your teeth. This process eliminates the pockets and pits that form below the roots of your teeth which harbor harmful bacteria.
A healing antibiotic treatment will complete your deep cleaning. Depending on your individual needs, you may receive topical antibiotics that are applied to gums during treatment, an antibiotic rinse that you can use at home, or a prescription antibiotic that will be taken orally.