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Periodontal Treatment

Dr. Kaye specializes in Dental Implant Surgery and Periodontal Treatment. He understands the Power of a Healthy Smile, and how this correlates both emotionally and physically to a healthy body. Whether you are missing teeth, have a gummy smile, or your gum health is deteriorating, we have treatment options personalized just for you. Your gum health is directly related to your overall health. If left untreated, gum disease is strongly linked to stroke, heart disease, and emphysema.

Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth and can affect one tooth or many teeth. It begins when the bacteria in plaque (the sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth) causes the gums to become inflamed.

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Non-surgical Treatments
The Scaling and Root Planing procedure involves the careful cleaning of the root surfaces. This is done to remove plaque and calculus (tartar) from deep periodontal pockets and to remove bacterial toxins. This is the least invasive and most cost effective treatment.

Periodontal Surgery
Surgery is recommended when the tissue around the teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment. Treatment plans include:

  • Pocket Reduction Procedures
  • Regenerative Procedures
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Soft Tissue Grafts
  • Tooth Exposure for Orthodontic Reasons
  • Tooth Root Surgery (Apicoectomy and Root Amputation)

Cosmetic Procedures (Periodontal Plastic Surgery)
For patients who want to discover the Power of a Healthy Smile, cosmetic procedures are available to enhance your smile and possibly improve function. These procedures can include:

  • Correction of a Gummy Smile
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Soft Tissue Grafts, which can be done to recover unattractive and sensitive exposed tooth roots.
  • Ridge Augmentation

For more information on treatments, please visit the American Academy of Periodontology.