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Popular Treatments at Periodontal Specialists

Dentists and periodontists will tell you that your dental health is one thing you shouldn’t ignore. By visiting your board certified periodontists at Periodontal Specialists in Kansas City, you’ll ensure that your oral health is well taken care of. Read on to learn about some of our most popular treatments. 

What Is Periodontal Treatment?

Periodontal treatment can be described as a part of dentistry. This branch of dentistry focuses on the structures surrounding and supporting your teeth. A periodontist is a dental specialist with an experience in the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of periodontal diseases. Periodontists are also experts in the placement of dental implants. To become a periodontal specialist, one has to attain further education and training beyond a standard dental degree.

Types Of Periodontal Services In Kansas

If you’re reading this article, the chances are that you might need periodontal treatment, but you’re not sure of which service you need. Here are a few of the most common types of periodontal treatments:

Bite Adjustment & Splinting
Do you have loose teeth or teeth that shift while biting? Or, do you have some teeth that bite harder than others? If the answer is yes, you may need to make adjustments to your bite. Typically your teeth should have an evenly distributed biting force. With an uneven bite, you may experience trauma to particular teeth and excessive force to your jaw joints.

For this treatment, the periodontist identifies the areas you may be biting too hard, and works to adjust your bite and reverse the trauma caused to your jaw bone. Oftentimes a night guard is introduced to help prevent grinding and clenching of teeth while you’re sleeping.

Crown Lengthening
One of the reasons why you may need to visit your periodontal specialist is because they can monitor the health of your teeth and gum tissue. A cavity is one problem that affects a large population of people in America. When allowed to progress, this condition can fracture your teeth past the gum tissue hence the need for a filling or crown.

Deep cleaning of teeth
Naturally, there is a space between your teeth and gums which usually ranges from 1-3mm. However, there are instances when the spacing may be more than that, what is referred to as ‘deep pockets.’ In that case, your periodontal specialist may recommend deep cleaning your teeth.

For this kind of treatment, you’ll need a few visits to your specialist to clean half of the mouth during each visit. Remember, your periodontist must access the deeper areas along the root surface to clean the affected area. 

Dental Implant Placement
Your teeth play a crucial role in not only the functionality of your mouth, but also the aesthetics and confidence of your smile. Losing a tooth or two can make a tremendous difference in your overall well being. Fortunately, there is a solution to missing teeth, dental implants.

Dental implants are the perfect option for replacing lost teeth and regaining a confident smile. The implants offer a permanent replacement, preserving the health and function of your smile.

All-On-4-Implant Supported Denture
The All-on-4-implant supported denture is one of the procedures proven to be effective in regenerating your smile. For a non-slip alternative to traditional dentures, contact our team to see if All-on-4-Implant Supported Dentures are right for you.

Final Thoughts

This article explains some of the treatments you can receive from the team at Periodontal Specialists in Kansas City. Contact our friendly team today to learn more.

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