Gum disease can be very serious. Not only can it cause a generalized infection in your mouth that can spread to other parts of your body, but it can also cause your jaw bone to become seriously weakened. When this happens you run the risk of losing one, several or even all of your teeth. Avoiding gum disease is the optimal thing to do. However, many people get gum disease and if you have it you are certainly not alone! Our Jericho periodontal expert, Dr. Warren Baine, can help you get rid of your gum disease once and for all.
At our practice, Warren Baine, DMD, we see patients with gum disease every day. Our practice is limited to the treatment of periodontics and dental implantology. Dr. Baine has been treating the periodontal needs of the Jericho community for more than 25 years. Our practice provides the highest quality of periodontal care in a relaxed setting. When you come to us for treatment of your gum disease, you can be sure that we are employing the very best procedures to help restore your gums to good health. Periodontal disease is often treated with a process called scaling and root planing. When there is periodontal disease, the space between the tooth and gums becomes filled with bacteria, plaque and tartar. This in turn irritates the surrounding gum tissues. Once the disease has progressed to a more advanced stage, and gone beyond gingivitis, a popular treatment option of our Jericho periodontal expert includes the process previously mentioned called scaling and root planing.
If our Jericho periodontal expert feels that scaling and root planing is not successfully treating the gum disease, bone surgery or other treatments may be recommended. Pocket reduction surgery (gingivectomy or flap surgery) may be recommended to gain access to the roots of the teeth in order to remove bacteria and tartar. This in turn will hopefully reduce the depth of the pockets that hold the bacteria and tartar, and put an end to the cycle of deeper and deeper pockets. The goal is to end the vicious cycle that is making the pockets grow deeper, and allow the pockets to finally reduce in size. This will also keep the infection from reaching the jaw bone, which can seriously weaken the jaw bone and lead to tooth loss. There are many things that can be done to treat the effects of gum disease, and our periodontal expert, Dr. Baine, will be able to see you and assess your individual case. If you would like to meet with Dr. Baine for a consultation regarding your gum problems, contact our office today for an appointment.
Most people qualify for getting dental implants because the requirements are not that difficult to meet. Dental implants are very popular and with good reason. They are a permanent, fixed dental restoration that look and feel very much like your natural teeth do. But if your jaw bone is not strong enough for the support post to be placed and then grow around, the solution is a bone graft and guided tissue regeneration done by our Brookville periodontist, Dr. Warren Baine.
Dental Implants Brookville
The process of replacing your missing teeth with dental implants begins with a consultation at our office. An examination will determine that your gums are generally healthy enough to accept an implant. Once that is decided, the work can begin on a bone graft and guided tissue regeneration. Bone is harvested from another part of your body and is then transplanted to use in your jaw bone by our Brookville periodontist.
Over time, the transplanted bone grows new bone around it. This forms a stronger and thicker bone, which is exactly what is needed to make you a good candidate for your dental implant. It does requires some patience because it can take up to nine months for the bone to grow sufficiently. However, in many cases the wait is significantly shorter than that. Our Brookville periodontist will, of course, be keeping a close eye on the guided tissue regeneration and letting you know about how long he expects the process to take.
When the bone has grown to the level of strength and thickness that our Brookville periodontist has decided will be enough to work with, the work on your dental implant can then begin. Chances for a successful dental implant, which are typically as high as 98%, will be similar after your bone graft and guided tissue regeneration to what would be expected in anyone whose jaw bone was originally strong enough on its own.
Our Brookville periodontist is happy to offer this option so that many more patients can take advantage of dental implants and all they have to offer. Avoiding the challenges that are part of more traditional dental restorations is well worth the effort. Call us today and let us get started helping you to achieve that goal.