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You want to make sure your gums are free of disease and a periodontist in Summerlin can take care of that for you.

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What is a Periodontist?

A periodontist focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that affect the gums and structures that support the teeth. He can recognize and treat the early stages and if necessary perform minor surgery. He can use lasers or gum grafting techniques to restore your smile and place dental implants in the jaw if a tooth cannot be saved.

A periodontist helps you maintain healthy, disease-free gums as part of your oral health. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. He treats advanced or complicated cases of gum disease by diagnosing the underlying conditions causing the disease. Dr. Welch will offer effective treatments and restorative procedures.

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Treatment begins with the least invasive and costly measures such as scaling and root planing to clean the root surfaces of the teeth. Removing dental plaque and tartar from tooth surfaces underneath the gums can be enough to fix your gum disease. It is important that you follow up with a consistent maintenance program.

Minor gum surgery may be needed if gum tissue no longer fits against the teeth. When a flap is opened in the gum tissue, the periodontist can remove infected tissue and bacteria from infected pockets under the gums. This allows healthier gum tissue to reattach to the bone. This surgery often stops the progression of periodontal disease.

The problem with gum disease is that, if left untreated, it damages the tissues around your teeth which eventually will be lost. The periodontist can use different regenerative procedures such as bone grafting, gum grafting, and tissue-stimulating growth factors to repair the damage and help preserve your natural teeth. If a tooth cannot be saved, a dental implant may be required. Prosthetic teeth are placed into the jawbone. These tooth replacements can last for the rest of your life.

At Sahara Dental, we care about gum disease and can reduce tooth sensitivity and protect against tooth decay. Effective brushing, flossing, and regular teeth cleaning makes a big difference against tooth decay and gum disease. Yet, some people can still get gum disease so it’s important to check with a periodontist and restore diseased or damaged tissues to good health. Call our office today to learn about your options for a periodontist in Summerhill.