—also known as Gum Disease—can be taken care of with Scaling & Root-Planing (Deep-Cleaning), or antibiotics. But sometimes, when the gum disease is too intense, Gingivectomy helps remove the excess, infected gum tissue. The doctor, obviously, numbs you with a local anesthetic. So, you won't feel it.
Gum Disease Treatment
According to the American Academy of Periodontology, essentially 1 out of every 2 American adults has Periodontal Disease.
Gum Disease is an infection of the gums.
Gum Disease (also known as Periodontitis, or Periodontal Disease) is the one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. The problem: It is usually painless, so unnoticeable. The sticky bacteria known as plaque, if not removed by brushing and flossing daily, collects and starts to infect the teeth and gums.
Gum Disease's early stage is Gingivitis. As this point in time, the disease is curable. When the gum disease is more intense, it is called Periodontitis. Periodontitis long term can cause tissue, bone, and tooth loss.
At Alternative Dental, we use a special type of antimicrobial medication to treat Gum Disease. Unlike other medications, this heals gums faster.
Teeth-Splinting makes loose teeth stable -
Over time, if bacteria is not cleaned by brushing and flossing daily, plaque builds up in the mouth. This eventually leads to Periodontal Disease, slowly weakening the supporting bone, and loosening perfectly healthy teeth.
Normally, splinting is the process of placing a small metal bar over a few loose teeth to stabilize them.
At Alternative Dental, we're a metal-free office. We use a fiber mesh to splint teeth, which is actually stronger.
Dental crowns cover an entire tooth
It brings back a tooth's form, size, strength, and look. It covers the whole tooth from the top of the tooth, to the bottom of the gum line.
While it can be used for cosmetic purposes (to hide stained or out-of-shape teeth, or cover up dental implants), dental crowns guard weak and cracked teeth from breaking, hold up teeth with large fillings, carry dental bridges, and fix broken teeth.
Crowns come in all different materials. From stainless steel, mixed metals, porcelain-fused-to metal, and Zirconia
, to all-resin, and all-ceramic, dental crowns run the gamut.
At Alternative Dental, we give our patients crowns made out of the crystal Zirconia.
Digitally designed, Zirconia
crowns are built to last. They camouflage among teeth, are more durable than traditional crowns, and are shatterproof.
Normally, when a dental crown is needed, patients walk out with a temporary crown, and come back for a permanent crown a few weeks later. With Zirconia
crowns, they can be made and fitted the same day.