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Periodontal Procedures

Cosmetic Periodontal Procedures


Crown Lengthening

Is a surgical procedure performed by a dentist to expose a greater amount of tooth structure for the purpose of subsequently restoring the tooth prosthetically.

Extraction Site Preservation
Is a surgical procedure performed to reduce bone loss after tooth extraction to preserve the tooth socket. 

Ridge Augmentation (Soft and Hard)
Is a common dental procedure often performed following a tooth extraction to help recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw that may have been lost due to bone loss as a result of a tooth extraction, or for another reason.

Gingival Graft Mucogingival Procedures
When root exposure occurs, it can be quite uncomfortable causing root sensitivity and may lead to cosmetic and functional impairment. The treatment of gingival recession, therefore, is indicated for esthetic reasons, to reduce root sensitivity, and to repair the integrity of the keratinized tissue. The treatment aims to improve aesthetics, comfort, and function.

Frenectomy
frenectomy (also known as a frenectomy, frenotomy or frenotomy) is the removal of a frenulum, a small fold of tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far. It can refer to frenula in several places on the human body. It is related to frenuloplasty, a surgical alteration in a frenulum.

Soft Tissue Grafts
A gum graft may be necessary to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession, or you may choose to have one to improve the appearance of your smile.

Gingival Grafts


Soft Tissue Grafts
Gum recession is the process in which the tissue that surrounds the teeth pulls away from a tooth, exposing more of the tooth or the tooth's root. This may cause damage to the supporting bone.

Gingival Graft Mucogingival Procedures
During these procedures, gum tissue is taken from your palate or another donor source in your mouth. A recipient site is prepared in the affected areas. The graft is then tightly adapted and sutured into the recipient site to either create a wide band of gum tissue or to cover exposed root surfaces. This can be done for individual or multiple teeth.

Dental Implants


Dental Implant Placement
During surgery to place the dental implant, your oral surgeon makes a cut to open your gum and expose the bone. Holes are drilled into the bone where the dental implant metal post will be placed. 

Sinus Lift
Is a procedure that adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars. It's sometimes called a sinus augmentation. The bone is added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of your nose.

Extractions
An extraction typically means to have a tooth removed, usually because of disease, trauma or crowding. If you need an extraction, your dentist will first numb the area to lessen any discomfort.

Ridge Augmentation (Soft and Hard)
Is a common dental procedure often performed following a tooth extraction to help recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw that may have been lost due to bone loss as a result of a tooth extraction, or for another reason.

Site Preservation
Careful management of tooth removal by your periodontist during and after an extraction is a process called Site Preservation. This ensures that proper bone regeneration occurs in the future implant site and provides a better cosmetic outcome for tooth replacement with dental implants.

Pre-Prosthetic Procedures


Crown Lengthening

Is a surgical procedure performed by a periodontist to expose a greater amount of tooth structure for the purpose of subsequently restoring the tooth prosthetically.This is done by incising the gingival tissue around a tooth and, after temporarily displacing the soft tissue, predictably removing a given height of alveolar bone from the circumference of the tooth or teeth being operated on

Frenectomy
Frenectomy is a very common dental procedure that is performed on infants, children, and adults. Aesthetic concerns have led to an increasing importance of seeking dental treatment, with the purpose of achieving the perfect smile.

Gingival Grafts Mucogingival Procedures
gingival graft also called gum graft or periodontal plastic surgery is a generic name for any of a number of periodontal surgical procedures in which the gum tissue is grafted. The aim may be to cover exposed root surfaces or merely to augment the band of keratinized tissue.

Extractions
Extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. 

Site Preservation
When you need to have a tooth or teeth extracted, whether if it's due to tooth decay, fracture, gum disease or traumatic injury, a socket site preservation is recommended to preserve as much of your underlying jawbone as possible for your future restorations.

Ridge Augmentation (Soft and Hard)
A ridge augmentation procedure is performed by placing graft material into the tooth socket. This may be done immediately after the tooth has been removed. The gum tissue is then placed back over the socket and sutured. Once the socket area has healed, the localized alveolar ridge can be prepared for a dental implant.

Soft Tissue Grafts
Gum grafts can be used to conceal roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession. During gum graft surgery, your periodontist takes gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line as well as reduce sensitivity.

Orthodontic Procedures


Orthodontic Tooth Uncovering
Your orthodontist may request a periodontist to perform a simple surgical procedure where he lifts up the gum on top of the impacted tooth to expose the hidden tooth underneath. If there is a baby tooth present, the periodontist will remove it at the same time. 

Frenectomy
Is a very common dental procedure that is performed on infants, children, and adults. Aesthetic concerns have led to an increasing importance of seeking dental treatment, with the purpose of achieving a perfect smile.

Fiberotomy
Is an orthodontic surgical procedure designed to sever the gingival fibers around a tooth. It usually reduces the tendency to relapse of tooth rotations corrected by dental braces or other treatments.

Gingival Grafts Mucogingival Procedures
Is a generic name for any of a number of periodontal surgical procedures in which the gum tissue is grafted. The aim may be to cover exposed root surfaces or merely to augment the band of keratinized tissue.

Soft Tissue Grafts
This is the most common method used to treat root exposure. During the procedure, a flap of skin is cut at the roof of your mouth (palate) and tissue from under the flap, called subepithelial connective tissue, is removed and then stitched to the gum tissue surrounding the exposed root.

Periodontal Procedures


Non-Surgical Therapy Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing, otherwise known as conventional periodontal therapy, non-surgical periodontal therapy, or deep cleaning, is the process of removing or eliminating the etiologic agents – dental plaque, its products, and calculus – which cause inflammation, thus helping to establish a periodontium that is free of disease.

Perioscopy
Is also know as dental endoscopy, is a procedure that uses a miniature dental endoscope with advanced video, lighting and magnification technology that enables us to diagnose and treat areas below the gum line non-surgically.

Osseous Surgery
Osseous surgery is a treatment for the gum disease periodontitis. People with periodontitis develop holes or defects in the bone around their teeth. Osseous surgery reshapes the bone to remove the defects. This procedure is often used to treat bone loss around multiple teeth.

Bone Regeneration Guided Tissue Regeneration
Is a surgical procedure that uses barrier membranes to direct the growth of new bone and gingival tissue at sites with insufficient volumes or dimensions of bone or gingiva for proper function, esthetics or prosthetic restoration.

Open Flap Debridement Curettage
The periodontal surgeon lifts, or flaps, the gums away from the tooth and surrounding bone. The diseased root surfaces are cleaned and curetted (scraped) to remove deposits. Gum tissue is replaced into position to minimize pocket depth.The periodontist may also contour the remaining bone (osseous surgery) and attempt to regenerate lost bone and gingival attachment through bone grafts and guided tissue regeneration.

Gingival Grafts Mucogingival Procedures
Is a generic name for any of a number of periodontal surgical procedures in which the gum tissue is grafted. The aim may be to cover exposed root surfaces or merely to augment the band of keratinized tissue.

Biopsy
A biopsy is a sample of tissue taken from the body in order to examine it more closely. A doctor should recommend a biopsy when an initial test suggests an area of tissue in the body isn't normal. Doctors may call an area of abnormal tissue a lesion, a tumor, or a mass.

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