Non Surgical Management of Periodontal Disease
This could include any of the following, instruction in plaque control, scaling and root surface debridement, bacterial analysis/antimicrobial therapy, occlusal analysis/adjustment and splinting of teeth.
Surgical Periodontal Therapy
In some cases where the periodontal disease has caused severe bone loss and the resulting deep pocketing has not resolved the siutation, further treatments may be required. With this surgical procedure we can smooth or correct defects and irregularities in the bone surrounding the diseased teeth with the ultimate goal of reducing or eliminating the periodontal pockets. Sometimes if the case permits we will try to regenerate some lost bone with the use of bone grafts. This treatment has great sucess as we can actually visualise what is going on underneath the gum margin and treat this appropriately. The gums are put back into the original position and closed with resorbable sutures.
This lady was referred for severe periodontal problems and one of main concerns was the overgrowth of the lower gums which were hiding her teeth. After a course of non surgical therapy a decision was made to reduce the gums surgically. The final result looks superb and she was extremely delighted to be able to smile again.