Most new patients for periodontal surgery don’t actually know a whole lot about the field of periodontics, and often come to us with a lot of questions. It’s important to us that our patients understand the range of procedures available at Central Florida Periodontics, as well as our various methods of treatment. Here are a few of our most popular services, which make us one of the best practices for periodontal treatment in Orlando FL.
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Bone grafting is particularly useful for patients who have experienced atrophy or deterioration of the jawbone. Through grafting, the periodontist can create a suitable jawbone width and length that can accommodate dental implants, as well a look aesthetically pleasing. The bone grafting procedure involves obtaining donor bone from a tissue bank, the patient’s own body, or synthetic bone material, for use as a graft. Bone grafting helps dental implants look better, last longer, and require less long-term maintenance.
Dental implants are mainly sought by patients missing one or more teeth. The entire process of receiving implants and attaching prosthetics typically takes around six to eight months, and two surgical procedures in total. During the first, the implants are placed into the jawbone, while the second procedure is geared toward maintenance and occurs after healing. It requires the patient to wear temporary dentures and maintain a diet of soft foods.
Laser Periodontal Therapy
Laser periodontal therapy is used to treat all stages of gum disease, and can prove more beneficial than traditional gum surgery, which involves cutting and stitching the gums. Laser gum surgery is popular because it causes less bleeding and pain during and after the procedure. Laser technology also makes the procedure smoother for periodontists, as it allows them to isolate the removal of diseased and unhealthy tissue, and maintain the height of the gums around the teeth more easily.
For bite adjustment, several periodontal procedures are used on a case-by-case basis. An abnormal bite can damage the teeth or jaws, and we specialize in helping patients return to a safe, healthy bite.
Bite splints are plastic bite guards customized to suit each patient’s mouth, and they keep the teeth apart. A very simple method of realigning a patient’s bite, they can be used during both day and night.
This procedure involves reshaping the surfaces of the teeth that make abnormal contact when biting. It helps reduce excessive bite pressure placed on the teeth, and evenly redistribute that pressure across all teeth to minimize the risk of damage.
Braces are probably the most well-known periodontal treatment method for bite adjustment. They are usually metal or ceramic brackets that bond to the surface of the teeth, tightened using wire, and shift the position of the teeth through physical pressure.
If any of our periodontal treatments are a good fit for you, contact Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology today. Our staff will give you all the information you need on our periodontal procedures, so you’ll know exactly what to expect during your visit.