Hector Pinero, D.M.D.
Periodontist - Altamonte Springs, FL
Periodontal exams are vital in the maintenance of your oral health as they are used to assess the health of your gums and teeth. They can help your dentist diagnose gum diseases, gingivitis and periodontitis. These exams can also reveal receding gums, exposed roots, tooth grinding and other problems.
Gingivitis is the medical term for the first stage of periodontal disease that causes inflammation of the gums. In general, gum disease can be caused by long-term exposure to plaque, the sticky but colorless film on teeth that forms after eating or sleeping. Periodontitis occurs when gingivitis goes untreated, which makes periodontal exams vital to preventing and putting an end to gum diseases. If gingivitis goes untreated, more serious problems such as abscesses, bone loss or periodontitis can occur.
Periodontitis is treated in a number of ways. One method, called root planing, involved cleaning and scraping below the gum line to smooth the roots. If effective, this procedure helps the gums reattach themselves to the tooth structure. However, not all instances of scaling and root planing successfully reattach the tooth to the gums. Additional measures may be needed if the periodontal pockets persist after scaling and root planing
Our periodontal services Include:
Non-Surgical Treatment Options:
SCALING AND ROOT PLANING An ultrasonic cleaning device is used to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth - under the gum line, on the tooth, and around the root - then the rough surface of the tooth and the root are smoothed out (planed).
Surgical Treatment Options:
POCKET DEPTH REDUCTION (Osseous Surgery). During pocket reduction procedures, “flap surgery”, the gum tissue is folded back and the bacteria hiding underneath is removed, as well as the hardened plaque and tartar that have collected.
SOFT TISSUE GRAFT (also called gingival recession). As the gums recede, more of the roots are revealed and can cause increased sensitivity to hot or cold liquids or food. A Soft itissue graft sews tissue to your gum area covering the roots.
LASER ASSISTED PERIODONTAL SURGERY Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™) is a new therapy that allows for the effective treatment of periodontal disease with no removal of tissue. LANAP™ is a gentle, conservative, non-invasive method of treating gum disease without cutting, suturing or removing tissue.
Why wait any longer for healthy gums & teeth? Make an appointment with Dr. Pinero today 407-774-0001.
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