Dental Arts of Vernon specializes in treating patients who are suffering with or at risk from the effects of gum disease. Gum disease, a common issue threatening the overall oral health of our patients, is caused by excessive inflammation due to a bacterial infection in the gums. Over time, the bacteria go deep into the gum tissue, and the bone can be broken down. When left untreated, gum disease can develop into the commonly known condition, gingivitis, and eventually periodontitis, which can lead to serious problems and even tooth loss. Fortunately, your dentists at Dental Arts of Vernon will work with you to prevent and treat gum disease at any stage.
- Dental Crown Lengthening - We offer crown lengthening for those who need to reshape their gum and bone tissues due to gum disease. It creates the appearance of longer teeth and eliminates that gummy appearance.
- Scaling and Root Planing - Administered in two parts, this deep cleaning removes the plaque and tartar above and below the gum line then smooths your teeth’s roots to prevent future issues and help your gums reattach.
- Bone Grafting - In cases of tooth loss, gum disease or trauma, bone grafting may be needed to maintain bone structure and make dental implants possible.
- Pocket Reduction Procedures - Pocket reduction surgery may be needed when there is bacteria near the root of the teeth in order to remove bacteria and tartar and provide relief for periodontal infections.
Periodontitis can start slowly and unnoticeably but, if left untreated, can have long-lasting effects on oral health and even has been linked to an increased chance of heart disease and stroke. Dental Arts of Vernon understands what the warning signs are and will work closely with you to prevent and treat serious problems.
Unfortunately, ignoring problems with your gums can have serious risks to your overall health, but regular visits to Dental Arts of Vernon can prevent this. Just call us today and schedule a checkup at (860) 926-4789.