Treating Periodontal Disease
There are many options to enhance support for your teeth and restore your bone tissue. We will be happy to discuss these options with you.
What are the benefits of periodontal treatment? Eliminating existing bacteria and regenerating bone and tissue helps to reduce pocket depth and repair damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease.
With a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional care, you will increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth and decrease the chances of serious health problems associated with periodontal disease.
Dental Implant Maintenance
Just like natural teeth, dental implants need regular cleanings. Because the implant post is made of titanium, special instruments need to be used when cleaning them. Dental implants should be checked regularly to keep them healthy. After Dr. Mark Mangelson places an implant and the restoration is added, X-rays will be taken to establish a baseline so we can compare with future implant X-rays when needed.
Our hygienists are specially trained in dental implant maintenance and in educating patients on the proper tools and methods of caring for dental implants. If you would like to learn more about periodontal treatments in Salt Lake City, Utah, contact the team at Salt Lake Implants & Periodontics at 801-266-3519. Our Board Certified periodontist can discuss your treatment options with you.
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Scaling and root planing is a common non-surgical treatment for periodontal disease when the pockets are greater than 5 mm. Scaling is used to remove plaque and tartar beneath the gumline. A local anesthetic may be given to reduce any discomfort. Using an instrument called a scaler or ultrasonic cleaner, plaque and tartar are carefully removed down to the bottom of the pocket.
The tooth’s surfaces are then smoothed or planed. This procedure allows the gum tissue to heal, thus making it more difficult for plaque to accumulate on the newly smoothed root surfaces. Depending on the extent of the disease, Dr. [doctor_name] may recommend that one or more sections (quadrants) of the mouth be treated with scaling and root planing.