Periodontal disease is very treatable. In fact, there are a variety of treatments available to those whose gums and surrounding oral tissue have become infected. The treatments differ depending on how advanced the infection has become.
Here at Periodontal Consultants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we proudly offer a diverse range of treatments. Our periodontist, Dr. Ali M Arastu, specializes in personalized periodontics and is happy to provide help and relief to those with oral ailments.
Some possible procedures include:
– Root planning and scaling: This is more of a deep cleaning that involves removing plaque and tartar under the gum line and may be performed under a local anesthetic.
– Gum surgery: This would involve surgical procedures that repair the damage caused by the infection and can include: gingivectomy to remove infected tissue, a flap procedure to clean below the gum line and to scale the tooth roots for periodontal pockets, and gum grafting.
– Regenerative procedures: These treatments are used to remove any damaged bone or tissue. Often, bone grafts are necessary in these types of procedures and sometimes tissue-stimulating proteins are put in place to encourage the bone and tissue to regenerate.
If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call at 215-463-6677. Our qualified team is eager to help with all your oral health care needs.