Advanced periodontal services refer to specialised treatments and procedures provided by periodontists to address complex or severe gum and periodontal (supporting structures of the teeth) issues. Periodontists are dentists who have undergone additional training after dental school to focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases.
In most cases, treatment and regular maintenance with a dental therapist will stabilise and maintain your gum condition. In a small number of cases, this approach is not effective and more specialised intervention is required. This may be the difference between losing a tooth or teeth or maintaining them for several more years. Dental implants are a fantastic tooth replacement, but they do not give the same sensation as teeth, and it can be significantly cheaper to try and save a tooth with more advanced gum disease treatments. Advanced gum disease
treatments can also help prolong the lifespan of implants.
Teeth are not the only thing which make a beautiful smile. The pink stuff (Gums) help creates that symmetrical healthy smile. Advanced periodontal procedures can be used to move the gum to where it should sit around a tooth or implant, creating that harmonious smile.
Full mouth disinfection This is a non-surgical deep cleaning procedure performed to remove plaque, tartar, and bacterial toxins from the root surfaces of the teeth and the gum pockets. It is a common treatment for advanced gum disease (periodontitis) and can help resolve non responding areas
Periodontal Surgery Periodontal surgery is a specialised procedure to treat localised advanced gum disease (periodontitis) or address gum and bone-related issues around the teeth and dental implants. It may involve techniques such as gum grafting, bone grafting, pocket reduction surgery, and gum flap surgery.
Gum Grafting This procedure involves taking gum tissue from one area of the mouth and transplanting it to an area with gum recession. Gum grafting helps to cover exposed tooth roots, improve aesthetics, and protect the tooth’s supporting structures.
Crown Lengthening Crown lengthening is a procedure to expose more of the tooth’s crown by reshaping the gum and bone. It may be done for cosmetic reasons or to prepare a tooth for a dental restoration.
Guided Tissue Regeneration This technique involves placing a barrier membrane between the gum tissue and the bone during periodontal surgery. The barrier encourages the growth of new bone and tissue in areas where they have been lost due to disease.