Root resection / Hemisection
Often multi rooted teeth have a localised infection around one root. This surgical procedure is used to remove an infected root or to divide a two rooted tooth. The tooth remains functional because the infection is eliminated making it possible to perform effective plaque control and keep the site healthy.
Various surgical techniques are available to predictably to regenerate lost,bone and gum tissue in many cases using the latest materials available such as a bioactive gel (Emdogain) and bone graft materials such as Bio-Oss.
Plastic Periodontal Surgery
These are usually performed with microsurgical instruments under magnification with minimal post surgery discomfort and shorter healing times. Below is the procedures we can help you with.
Soft Tissue Grafting
The use of soft tissue grafts can be used in areas where there is lack of keratinised tissue. This is one of the most predictable and successful surgical procedures available and has been in use for over 40 years . The graft is usually taken from the palate (roof of mouth).
Connective tissue grafts can also be used to predictably cover exposed roots and also around implants as well. The use of microsurgical techniques has greatly enhanced the predictability and success rate whilst minimising post operative discomfort.
Ridge augmentation can greatly assist in fixed bridgework for pontic site development and also improve final aesthetic outcome of the crown /bridgework. Various techniques are used including use bone graft materials and also soft tissue grafts as well.
Crown lengthening surgery can greatly improve the appearance of the anterior teeth prior top any advanced dental treatment by removing excess gum tissue in the case of an gummy smile. It can also be used to achieve the symmetrical gum contour prior to veneer or crown placement in the anterior part of the mouth. Short and inadequate tooth length prevents the placement and retention of a new crown or bridge. This procedure increases the amount of tooth structure to support a crown or bridge by contouring the gingival and the underlying bone.