When you have a health issue, you want to receive care from a professional who understands the problem and can provide a solution. You would refuse to visit an eye doctor for a broken bone or visit for heart surgery; you go to the expert in that field to have proper care.
For complications of the gum tissue and supporting bone, a periodontist is the designated specialist. They are trained in the proper care of your oral health when complex issues arise, or for surgeries that require precision and extra training. The team at Periodontal Health Specialists of Idaho provides expert care when you need the following:
Gum disease is a manageable condition, but its more severe form, periodontitis, requires rapid and thorough intervention. Treatments for this disease are a periodontist’s bread and butter, especially when the infection has spread to the tooth roots. We have the tools and techniques to address this rampant spread of bacteria and restore the integrity of your smile. From simple scaling and root planing to laser-assisted periodontal procedures, we can reduce pockets and create a healthy environment for the teeth and gums to heal.
After the initial treatments, the gums need continued monitoring. We help you get back to a healthy smile quickly and then provide the continued support you need to stay that way.
Gum and Supporting Bone Procedures
Periodontitis and alveolar bone loss affect both the appearance and structure of your smile. Periodontists can perform grafting procedures to restore the natural gum line, making the teeth look even. Conversely, if you think you have too much gum tissue, a cosmetic crown lengthening procedure can expose more tooth structure for a full smile. With a bone graft, your smile can support dental implants or stabilize dentures.
Dental Implant Placement
Dental implant treatment is quickly becoming the standard solution for teeth replacement. This procedure is surgical, requiring a titanium post be positioned in the jaw bone. Before the post can be placed, the treatment area needs to be mapped out. There may be nerve endings or other sensitive tissues in the way, or existing oral health issues that need to be resolved first.
Periodontists can both plan for placement and perform the procedure themselves. If gum disease was the original cause of tooth loss, we can address it before restoring the smile.
Contact our Periodontal Team in Boise or Nampa Today
We are passionate about your oral health. We do everything possible to resolve severe periodontal issues and provide excellent services to sustain your smile. Contact us today for an appointment! We are accepting referrals and new patients.