Periodontics: Treatments and Procedures

Periodontics: Treatments and Procedures

“Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that is concerned with the treatment of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth and the diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial diseases.”

Periodontal disease is any condition that affects the structures around your teeth. This includes your gums, the ligaments that hold your teeth in place, and the alveolar bone. There are several different periodontal diseases, including gingivitis, periodontitis, and peri-implantitis. Dentists offer various treatments that help with periodontal diseases, a few of which have been listed below.

Professional Dental Cleaning

A professional dental cleaning can remove tartar buildup from the teeth, which helps prevent periodontal disease and cavities. During cleanings, patients may be asked questions about their oral care habits at home. Additionally, patients may be educated on the best methods for keeping their smiles clean and healthy. This may include discussing proper brushing techniques, flossing habits, and dietary changes that can strengthen teeth.

Dental Surgery

If periodontal disease is severe, your dentist may recommend surgery. While the surgery may sound intense, it's often minimally invasive. Most surgeries are performed using a laser or scalpel. Your dentist will clean the infected tissue from around the anchor teeth during surgery. Then, the dentist reshapes the gums around those teeth and sutures them in place.

After surgery, you will need to follow your dentist's aftercare instructions. Your dentist will provide specific instructions on the best care for your gums in the hours and days after your surgery.

Soft Tissue Grafts

For severe cases of periodontal disease, your periodontist may recommend a soft tissue graft. This dental treatment involves tissue from the roof of the mouth, which covers the damaged gums. The soft tissue graft covers up the damaged gums and aids in regenerating the tissue of the gums.

Gum grafting, or soft tissue grafting, is a standard procedure for patients who have lost gum tissue to gum disease. Gum grafting procedures cover exposed tooth roots and repair the tissue around these areas.

Bone Grafts

Bone grafts are dental treatments used to rebuild or restore the bone structure. A dentist or a surgeon can perform it. Grafting materials may be natural or synthetic. Synthetic materials are generally made from polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), hydroxyapatite (HA), or various collagens.

Guided Tissue Regeneration

Regenerative therapy can treat the gums and jawbones and is often used to rebuild tissue lost to periodontitis. This treatment involves using growth factors and biocompatible membranes to stimulate the body’s natural healing and regenerative processes.


Schedule an appointment with Arden Dental Center to learn more about taking care of your oral health. We are located at 531 E. Roosevelt Road, Suite 100, Wheaton, IL 60187. Contact our team at (630) 529-0303 or visit our website to book a consultation.

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