Restore Oral Health with Periodontal Treatment

Practicing a proper oral hygiene routine and visiting your dentist regularly can improve your overall health and help you maintain a beautiful smile. 

A prerequisite to have healthy teeth and a beautiful smile is to have healthy gum and soft tissue attachment and periodontium. 

Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry provides gentle, holistic periodontal treatment in Akron, OH, to help patients fight gum disease and enhance their smiles.

What Is Periodontics?

Periodontics is an area of dentistry that employs surgical and non-surgical procedures to restore the health of the tissues and bone that support and surround the teeth. 

Gum disease is a bacterial infection that develops along and under the gum line. 

Periodontal disease can affect your overall health and well-being, exacerbating conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. 

Some periodontal procedures are used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of teeth and gums like gingivoplasty and crown lengthening.

Periodontic treatments and services available at Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Oral health and keeping the teeth and the smile healthy begins at home. It also involves the assistance of a quality dental team to monitor one’s oral health and wellness and reduce the risk of cavity formation or gum disease. Dr. Sima F. Chegini and her team at Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry are available to Fairlawn, Ohio, area patients seeking periodontic services in the community.

What is the best way to clean the teeth?

While home oral hygiene habits play a significant role in the health of a patient’s smile, cleaning the teeth utilizing Sonicare Ultrasonic Device by a dental hygienist is the most effective way to remove plaque, tartar, and calculus from the surfaces of the teeth and deep areas of gums. The sound technology incorporated in Sonicare ultrasonic scaler is a superior technology that facilitates removal of tartar efficiently and atraumatically. This hygiene appointment provides thorough cleaning of the teeth to remove bacteria and mineralized plaque contributing to gum inflammation and disease. Routine periodic teeth cleaning done by a dental hygienist is an essential part of the patient’s oral care program to keep the gum and teeth healthy. Patients diagnosed with gum disease may need to see the dental team at Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry on a more regular basis, often every three months instead of every six months, to get a grip on their condition and improve their smile’s health.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease also known as “gum disease” is a condition caused by bacteria in the form of plaque and tartar that harbors in the deep gum pockets that could harm teeth and their supporting structures. Periodontal disease can result in various problems, including the loss of gum tissue, jawbone, and even permanent adult teeth. Periodontitis is caused by bacteria and it’s toxins that cover the teeth and leave behind deep gum pockets where an infection can grow and thrive. Early detection and treatment are vital to reverse the course of gum disease ensuring a healthy smile.

What are the stages of periodontal disease?

Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and it’s signs include red and swollen gums that may bleed when patients brush or floss. The treatment of gingivitis is a professional dental prophy or cleaning done by a dental hygienist followed by a fine scale or a follow up cleaning appointment in 4 to 12 weeks to make sure the signs of gingivitis are resolved. The treatment is only successful if the patient is fully compliant and is brushing and flossing twice a day and practicing great oral hygiene home care. The more advanced gum disease is called periodontitis that causes destruction of gum tissue and jaw bone that ultimately results in mobility and loss of teeth. The treatment of periodontitis starts with deep scaling and root planing.

Deep Cleaning

Deep scaling & root planing is an effective treatment for the early stages of periodontitis and gum disease. Your dental hygienist removes the calcified deposits of tartar and plaque under your gum using specialized ultrasonic and hand- scaling instruments. The root surfaces of your teeth are then smoothed.

How is the procedure performed?

It is a conservative gum treatment designed to remove tartar containing bacteria and toxins from teeth’s crowns and root surfaces that causes gum disease. The tartar forms above and beneath the gum line and to thoroughly remove it anesthesia or numbing will be necessary in order to reach optimal results. It usually requires two appointments for the hygienist to accomplish the goals of the treatment that is to leave smooth surfaces free of any bacteria in the form of tartar and it’s hard deposits on teeth’s crowns and roots. This treatment can help address the periodontal problem and reverse the course of disease if caught early on. 

At Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we take time to educate patients on the importance of maintaining a healthy smile and prevention of harm. Certain conditions can wreak havoc on the smile’s health, including periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an infection that starts in the soft tissues and can spread, putting the smile at risk. Dr. Sima Chegini of Fairlawn, Ohio, encourages patients to schedule an appointment with her if they suspect periodontal disease to discuss the benefits of deep teeth cleaning services available

If the periodontitis is not responsive to these treatment modalities then lasers could be utilised and surgical periodontal treatments recommended. 

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is used to expose tooth structure when a tooth is too short to properly seat a crown. It is also considered a cosmetic dental procedure that is used in conjunction with a smile makeover to match up the height and gum line of the teeth in the esthetic zone which can improve a “gummy smile.”

Gum Grafting

Gum grafting procedures are performed to protect root areas that are exposed due to gingival or gum recession.  The roots once exposed are prone to caries and decay and could be potentially sensitive as well.

Gingival grafting treats gum recession and eases tooth sensitivity. 

Your dentist may use gum tissue from another area of the mouth or biocompatible donor tissue for gum grafting.

Laser Treatment

At Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, your comfort is a top priority. We use state-of-the-art laser technology for many different types of dental and soft tissue treatments. Laser treatment can cut down the time you spend in the dentist’s chair and minimize discomfort, bleeding, gum shrinkage and recovery time.

How do I restore my smile after periodontal disease?

Restorative dentistry can be started after the soft tissue infection has been treated and the gum health is returned. New and returning patients can ask about services and treatments such as:

More About Periodontal Treatment in Akron, OH

At Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Fairlawn, OH, Dr. Chegini and her team are dedicated to ensuring their patients have access to the care they need to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. If you have been diagnosed with conditions like periodontal disease or suspect that it has developed, a visit to the dentist may be in order for you! Call our practice at (330) 593-2500 today to request an appointment, and our office is located at 2640 West Market Street, Suite #302.