What is Periodontal Disease?

A bacterial infection that causes inflammation, redness and swelling of the gums is termed as periodontal disease. It is caused by dental plaque and leads to loss of teeth when left untreated. Periodontal disease adversely affects the vital structures around your teeth and results in decay.

Causes of Periodontal Disease

  • Lack of oral hygiene
  • Accumulation of plaque
  • Build-up of tartar
  • Smoking
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Mal-aligned teeth

Why is Periodontal Surgery the Safest Option?

Gingivitis is the initial stage of gum disease which can be easily treated using non-surgical procedures like laser dentistry and periodontal debridement. But if the symptoms go unchecked and the infection spreads beyond the gum line, it destroys the periodontal ligament and the alveolar bone which cannot be restructured with non-surgical treatments. This is when a surgery becomes vital to restore the health of your gums and bone tissues.

Our surgical procedures are personalized depending on the stage and severity of your gum disease and include the following:

  • Bone Grafting: Replacement of bone tissues to support a tooth/teeth or  an implant
  • Pocket Reduction Procedure: Thorough cleaning surrounding the roots of the teeth by surgically reflecting the gums and replacing of the gums
  • Crown Lengthening: Reshaping the gums and surrounding tissues
  • Gum Grafting: Restoring the eroding gum tissues

At XL Smiles Dental Clinic, our priority is to restore optimal functionality of your mouth while maintaining an aesthetic balance. We use the latest technology and advanced techniques to restore the health of bones and tissues that support your teeth.

When should you undergo Periodontal surgery

    • Severe deposits of calculus
    • When the X-ray shows loss of bone around the teeth
    • Bleeding or pus discharge from gums
    • When the teeth have started moving or feel loose
    • If the gum-line needs to be changed for cosmetic dentistry