To prevent further loss of bone that surrounds and supports the tooth, there are procedures to connect the gum to the tooth. Modern technology has given us tools to regenerate and restore the bone lost from periodontal disease. This allows teeth to return to a state of stability and long-term health. After Dr. Sternberg determines if these procedures are necessary, he will discuss them with you and provide you with any information you would request or require before entering this stage of treatment.
Losing gum tissue-Reconstructive treatment involves the restoration of lost gum or bone. Lost gum results in recession around the tooth and is a common dental problem. Over the last forty years, techniques have been developed to replace gum tissue that has been lost. These procedures can prevent further recession for many years if not for the lifetime of the patient. In addition to restoring lost gum tissue, they can, in some instances, cover exposed portions of the teeth. These procedures are pain free and involve either tissue from your own mouth or a tissue bank.
Gum grafting-This procedure is used to replace missing gum and prevent further gum recession. It will also improve the aesthetics of teeth.
Bone grafting-This procedure is done to replace lost bone. Bone supports the teeth and is necessary for supporting real as well as dental teeth. Bone loss due to periodontal disease or tooth extraction can jeopardize the support of the tooth and can prevent the placement of dental implants. Incorporating state of the art technology, we are able to restore bone support to teeth as well as provide adequate bone to place dental implants.
Thanks to careful and caring procedures, which can be aided by sedation, treatment can be performed in a painless, relaxed manner.
Maintenance-Periodontal and dental disease is recurrent and require constant due diligence from you, the patient, and the doctors treating you.