Non-surgical root surface debridement
This is the epitome of treatment for gum disease. In simple terms, the teeth are scaled above and below the gum-line in order to ensure complete removal of plaque and calculus deposits. This enables resolution of pockets and gum re-attachment back to the tooth.
This painless procedure is usually carried out under local anaesthesia. The treatment is carried out in sections depending on the severity of the problem. Generally, four visits may be indicated in order to achieve a good long-lasting response to treatment.
Surgical Periodontal Treatment
In certain cases, non-surgical periodontal therapy may not be sufficient to arrest gum disease hence surgical procedures may be undertaken. Usually the aim is to provide an oral environment amenable to homecare hygiene. Surgical periodontal therapy is minimally invasive;
Various surgical techniques are available each with its own indications and limitations. Periodontal Surgical treatment is needed when the tissue around the teeth has become too damaged and cannot be repaired with nonsurgical options.
Minimally invasive surgical procedures used to regenerate or regrow lost bone around teeth, dental implants or sites which will be receiving dental implants in the future. Several techniques are used to rebuild bone, restore your natural jaw line and smile, and provide a strong and sturdy foundation for implant-supported teeth. This procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic together with oral sedation. You will therefore feel neither pain nor anxiety during the procedure itself.
Mucogingival Surgical Procedures
Minimally invasive surgical procedures used to correct hard and soft tissue defects.
This can be done via:
This process describes the removal of excessive soft tissue around teeth in order to provide an aesthetically pleasing outcome. It is completely painless.
This process describes the removal of excessive hard and soft tissue around teeth in order to aid with their final restoration.
This process entails the use of soft tissue grafts obtained either from the patient or animals in order to try and regenerate or reform gingival tissue that has been lost around teeth or implants.
Exposure of Buried Teeth
This process is usually carried out in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic exposure is indicated in teeth that might be buried in gum or bone hence requiring surgical exposure. This in its turn provides sufficient tooth structure for the orthodontist to slowly re-align the buried tooth with the rest of the arch.
Surgical procedure which entails the placement of dental implants in the correct position of a missing tooth so that a functional and aesthetic result is achieved. Simultaneous bone augmentation procedures can be carried out if needed around implants. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place. They help maintain your bone structure, allowing for a more youthful look throughout your life.