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Periodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and conditions that affect the supporting structures of the teeth, primarily the gums and the underlying jawbone. These structures are collectively known as the periodontium. Periodontal health is essential for maintaining a healthy and functional smile, as it directly impacts the stability and longevity of the teeth. Here’s a deeper look into periodontics and the services it entails:

  1. Gum Disease Treatment: Periodontics plays a crucial role in the management and treatment of gum diseases, such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease characterized by inflammation of the gums due to plaque and bacteria buildup. If left untreated, it can progress into periodontitis, where the infection spreads deeper into the gums and can cause damage to the bone and other supporting tissues. Periodontists at Nuance Dental Studio are skilled in diagnosing and treating gum diseases at various stages to prevent further complications and preserve oral health.

  2. Scaling and Root Planing: Scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning, is a common non-surgical procedure used to treat gum disease. During this process, the periodontist carefully removes the plaque and tartar buildup from above and below the gumline, as well as smoothing the tooth root surfaces to discourage bacteria accumulation and promote gum reattachment.

  3. Gum Grafting: When gum recession occurs, where the gum tissue pulls back from the tooth, exposing the root surface, gum grafting may be necessary. Gum grafting is a surgical procedure in which the periodontist takes tissue from another area of the mouth (or uses synthetic materials) and places it over the exposed root, restoring gum tissue and preventing further recession.

  4. Pocket Reduction Procedures: In advanced cases of periodontitis, deep pockets may form between the gums and teeth. These pockets harbor bacteria, leading to further damage to the periodontium. Periodontists perform pocket reduction procedures (also called flap surgery) to access and clean the deep pockets, remove diseased tissue, and reduce pocket depths, promoting gum and bone regeneration.

  5. Dental Implant Maintenance: Dental implants are a popular solution for replacing missing teeth, and maintaining their long-term success is essential. Periodontists at Nuance Dental Studio are trained to provide thorough dental implant maintenance, including regular check-ups and cleanings, to ensure the implants remain stable and healthy.

  6. Bone Grafting: In cases where gum disease has caused bone loss in the jaw, bone grafting may be necessary to regenerate and restore the lost bone structure. Bone grafts provide a foundation for dental implants and help maintain facial aesthetics and function.

  7. Periodontal Maintenance: Patients with a history of gum disease or those who have undergone periodontal treatments require regular periodontal maintenance visits. These appointments involve deep cleaning, monitoring of periodontal health, and adjustments to the treatment plan if needed to prevent disease recurrence.

Nuance Dental Studio’s periodontics services are performed by skilled and specialized periodontists who use the latest techniques and technologies to deliver optimal periodontal care. With a focus on prevention, early diagnosis, and personalized treatment plans, the clinic aims to improve and maintain the overall oral health of their patients, ensuring a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

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