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Periodontics Marco Island | The Importance of Periodontic Procedures

You don’t have to lose teeth to periodontal disease. If you’ve been diagnosed with periodontal (gum) disease, they often can be treated successfully. Periodontics Marco Island is a branch of dentistry in Marco Island that deals with the supporting structures located around the teeth also known as the periodontium. The term periodontics is derived from the Greek words “peri” meaning “around” and “odons” meaning “tooth”.

What’s Included in the Periodontal Structures

  • The gingiva or gums
  • The alveolar or the jawbone
  • The periodontal ligament which holds the tooth securely in the jawbone
  • The cementum which connects the tooth to the jawbone by anchoring it to the periodontal ligament

A specialist who also deals with the diseases and treatments of any of these supporting structures is called a “periodontist”.

Common Periodontic Procedures and Treatments

Periodontic procedures range from root planing and scaling to fairly complex surgeries and beyond. If you are perplexed about having to go through a periodontic procedure, don’t worry as not all periodontal treatment involves a surgery of some sort. It would depend on the severity of your case, but the procedures aren’t painful as your periodontist will apply local anesthesia to make you feel comfortable. Here are common periodontic procedures you should know about:

  • Periodontics‘ Tray Delivery Systems
  • Dental Implants
  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Soft Tissue Grafting
  • Regeneration
  • Gingivectomy

The earliest stages of gum disease (gingivitis) require periodontal treatments in the form of scaling and root planing and deep cleanings to eliminate as much plaque and tartar buildup from the periodontal pockets as possible.

Problems with Bleeding Gums? Use Periodontics Marco Island!

If you suspect you may have gum disease, schedule an appointment with Island Paradise Dental today before it becomes worse. We perform periodontics Marco Island procedures to treat gum problems and help you maintain the health, function, and cosmetic appearance of your mouth’s supporting structures. Contact us today for more information.

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