Diagnosis and Prevention of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection of the supporting structures of the tooth (gums and underlying bone) that, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. In the initial form of the disease, Gingivitis, redness, swelling and bleeding are usually noticeable. This condition is caused by poor oral hygiene and is usually reversible with …

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Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Treatment options for periodontal disease may vary depending on the extent and severity of tissue destruction. Usually it is divided into surgical and non-surgical treatment. The main objective of periodontal therapy is to eliminate all the disease causing bacteria and regenerate the supporting structures of the affected tooth. Non-surgical pocket reduction therapy, also called scaling …

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Dental Laser Treatment

At Waterford Perio we have 2 types of Laser Dental Treatment; LANAP® Protocol and LAPIP® Protocol. These treatments are both carried out by the PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser. This approach aims to destroy inflamed tissue and bacteria without harming healthy tissue.  Dr. Melissa Lee here at Waterford Perio is the first and currently the only …

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are the best available solution for the problem of missing teeth. Made out of Titanium and shaped to replace the root of the missing tooth, they offer several advantages over conventional crown and bridgework. They conserve the integrity of the adjacent teeth, offer a longer lifespan, prevent further bone loss and provide excellent …

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Aesthetic Periodontal Procedures

Connective Tissue Graft Gingival recession can lead to increased sensitivity of the tooth, increased incidences of root surface caries, impairment of oral hygiene measures and an unappealing look. Individuals that get recession tend to have thinner tissues and consequently are more vulnerable to developing these recessions. In addition, periodontal disease and/or excessive trauma could contribute to …

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Crown Lengthening Procedure

The benefits of crown lengthening procedures are both functional and esthetic. As one of the most commonly used procedures in periodontics, it is indicated when insufficient crown length prevents adequate retention of a future restoration. This procedure will adjust the bone and gingival levels to expose more tooth structure. It will improve the health and appearance of …

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Bone Grafts

Bone grafting is used to regenerate bone in areas of bone loss. This is usually indicated when there is not enough bone for future dental implant placement. Bone grafting can be performed to increase the amount of bone to allow a dental implant to be placed once bone healing is complete. Several bone graft materials …

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