Healthy Gums Are Essential for a Beautiful Smile
When you need treatment for gum disease or other conditions such as halitosis, you do not want to be referred to a new doctor – you want to see someone who is already familiar with you, someone with whom you feel comfortable. Dr. Joseph Bedich is an experienced dentist who also offers periodontal services, including treatment for gum disease in Warren, OH.
Protecting Your Smile with Gum Disease Treatment
Scaling & Root Planing
One of the first lines of defense against periodontal disease, scaling and root planing allows us to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar from beneath the gum line. This deep cleaning offers an excellent method of treating gum disease and eliminating symptoms like halitosis, bleeding gums, and inflammation.
When gum disease does not respond well to scaling and root planing or has already done significant damage to your gum tissue, a gingivectomy may be recommended. This surgery improves the health of your gums, reducing periodontal pocket depths and removing diseased tissue.
Once you have had gum disease treatment, it is important to maintain the health of your gums with maintenance cleanings to prevent another overgrowth of bacteria. Periodontal maintenance can help ward off halitosis and gum inflammation, in addition to preventing the progression of gum disease in Warren, OH.
Guided Tissue Regeneration
Dr. Bedich can improve bone density or soft tissue by utilizing tissue stimulating proteins or membranes. In this manner, gum or bone tissue may be regrown.
Bone density can be drastically improved with grafting, taking bone from one area and moving it to another. Dr. Bedich can use your own tissue or bone from a bank to augment volume.
Bone grafts are also utilized to improve a sagging sinus membrane. Bone loss in the upper back arch can leave your sinus drooping into the void. Dr. Bedich can lift the sinus membrane or augment the floor of the sinus cavity and place donor bone to ensure proper volume.
After a tooth is extracted, Dr. Bedich can place grafting materials at the site immediately following the procedure to ensure that you maintain bone density, or anytime after in order to augment the existing bone and enhance the appearance of your gum contour.