Perio / Oral surgery

PERIO / ORAL SURGERY

Prevention is key when it comes to caring for your teeth and gums. Once you have periodontal disease, dental professionals can only help you maintain it and keep it from spreading, flaring, and causing future dental problems. Periodontal disease starts out as an infection of the gums also known as gingivitis. It starts out as plaque, an opaque film on the teeth that hardens to form tartar. As tartar accumulates, it harbors bacteria that attack the soft tissue around the gums. This leads to bad breath and bleeding gums. Over time, if left untreated, gingivitis becomes periodontitis which is what destroys the tissue around your teeth and it’s bone. Poor dental hygiene, poor nutrition and tobacco usage can all play a role in periodontal disease.

Gum disease play the biggest role in tooth loss. Scientific research has discovered linkage between gum disease and stroke, heart disease, diabetes – even an increased risk for pregnant women. When your gums become diseased, your entire immune system is weakened.

Early stages of periodontitis can be treated non-surgically by Scaling and Root Planing,  also known as a deep cleaning.

In some instances we supplement the Scaling and Root planing with localized delivery of antibiotics

RECESSION

Recession can sometimes be corrected with simple periodontal procedures.

EXTRACTION AND BONE GRAFT

Teeth are extracted for multiple reasons. Decay, gum disease, cracks and fractures are the most common reasons why teeth are taken out. Other reasons include: impacted wisdom teeth, creating space for braces, and infection.

The procedure for extraction is simple and carefully monitored by our dental professionals.

All our surgical procedures are carried out by Dr. Norachai (Eddy) Phisuthikul. Meet Dr. Eddy
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