Restorative Options After Gum Disease Treatment
Posted on 4/10/2019 by Todd Jorgenson
|If you have been diagnosed with periodontitis, or gum disease, you should know that there are many treatments that we can provide that will help not only slow down the effects of the disease, but can actually restore your oral health, including your gums.
After you have been treated for periodontitis, you may begin to notice that perhaps your smile has paid the price and you would like to have it restored. Or perhaps the damage was great enough that your gum line needs rebuilding. We are here to help.
Restorative Dental TreatmentDepending on the damage that has been caused by gum disease, you may be faced with tooth loss, gum loss and even bone loss. After the periodontal disease has been adequately treated and your oral health has returned to what is considered healthy, you may need some restoration. For this, we can offer a variety of different options that include dental implants, crowns and surgery to help rebuild the gum line.
When teeth have been lost as a result of gum disease, we recommend having them replaced with prosthetics. This helps restore your smile, improve your speech and enable you to eat healthy foods, it also prevents further bone loss.
If you have lost too much gum tissue, we may suggest a soft tissue graft to restore the gum line. This is a relatively simple procedure where soft tissue is removed from the roof of the mouth and grafted directly to the gum line thus restoring the tissue.
It takes time to fully restore your smile after you have been treated for periodontitis, and we are here to walk with you through that healing and restoration time. Full mouth rehabilitation is possible, and we want to help you maintain excellent oral health.
Please give our office a call and schedule a checkup soon! We look forward to hearing from you.