Fresno Periodontists

Gum Disease Treatment

Treatment for Periodontal Disease in Fresno

If you are experiencing an infection form of gum disease or require advanced periodontist procedures for the conservation of your teeth or placement of a dental implant, Dr. Ravon, located in Fresno, provides some of the most current gum disease treatments to ensure the health of your teeth and overall oral wellness.

For additional information regarding the distinguishing qualifications of board-certified periodontist, Dr. Nicolas A. Ravon, and his practice, please do not hesitate to contact us at (559) 298-4700 or email us to schedule an appointment.

Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment: Scaling and Root Planing

After proper prophylaxis, scaling and root planing emerges as the most common treatment for gum disease. Scaling meticulously eradicates plaque, calculus, and stain from the crown and root surfaces of teeth. The process entails cleansing the tooth’s root beneath the gum, which tends to be softer than the tooth’s enamel and hence, more susceptible to the accumulation of plaque, tartar, and other inflammatory catalysts. Root planing, the second phase, comprises smoothing the tooth root to minimize gum disease risks and encourage healthy gums.

Effective Chemotherapy Treatment Options

Periodontal chemotherapy is a treatment for gum disease that continues where the physical removal of plaque and tartar below the gum line ends. When gum disease in specific areas does not respond to traditional therapy, the use of controlled-release, antibacterial, and other agents can be highly advantageous.

Periodontal disease can result in the development of deep pockets between the gums and teeth, which can impede the complete removal of plaque and tartar. The application of antibiotics to these affected areas, combined with scaling and root planing, can manage infection and stimulate the healing process. Furthermore, irrigation using antimicrobial mouthwashes can assist in regulating the growth of bacteria that contribute to periodontitis, the advanced form of gum disease that endangers dental health.

Gingival and Connective Tissue Grafting Procedure.

Gum grafts can replace missing or receded gum tissue caused by gum disease. Dr. Ravon is an experienced gum graft surgeon, specializing in periodontal and implant dentistry. With hundreds of successful gum grafts under his belt, you can trust him to give you the care you need.

There are both functional and aesthetic benefits to gum grafts. The primary aim is functional, to halt the advancement of gum disease, decrease further gum recession and bone loss, and to cover exposed roots to safeguard them from decay. This frequently yields the supplementary benefit of reduced tooth sensitivity.

Enhance the beauty of your precious smile by achieving a harmonious and perfectly even gum line. Experience a happier outlook with this magical transformation.

Osseous Surgery

When a gingival pocket fails to respond to other periodontal treatments, osseous surgery can assist in maintaining the affected tooth/teeth by enhancing the ease with which the area can be kept clean.

After a thorough cleansing of the root surface, the damaged bone is smoothed and reshaped to create a shallower pocket. This hinders the growth of unwanted bacteria and significantly enhances the body’s natural healing process, ultimately promoting a path towards full recovery.

Guided Tissue Regeneration

Guided tissue regeneration, as implied by its name, facilitates the growth of new gum tissue in targeted areas. Consequently, bone and tissue can rejuvenate surrounding a tooth exposed to gum disease.

The process entails a comprehensive cleansing of the affected region following which a fine barrier is positioned beneath the gum to create a space where healthy tissue can thrive. The partition effectively segregates rapidly proliferating gum tissue from the freshly cleansed tooth surface, facilitating unhurried development of fibers and bone cells into the designated area.

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening may be executed as a cosmetic procedure with the purpose of enhancing the appearance of teeth that appear too short or for functional reasons, to offer sufficient material to support a dental restoration. Dr. Ravon is proficient in carrying out crown lengthening procedures that will yield desirable cosmetic or functional outcomes.

Dental Implant Placement Due to Gum Disease Treatment

In the event of losing one or multiple teeth, the endeavor to replace them extends beyond simply preserving an aesthetically pleasing smile. Tooth loss can result due to the shifting of natural teeth next to a space (edentulous area) or harm of remaining teeth and unusual pressure.

Dental implants are a wonderful replacement choice because they are firmly anchored in the jawbone, just like your natural teeth. This means that they look and function just like your real teeth! However, it’s important to keep your gums healthy before getting implants, as gum disease can affect both natural teeth and implants.

Guided Bone Regeneration

Guided bone regeneration (GBR) is a technique similar to guided tissue regeneration, which directs new bone growth to specific areas where it is needed. GBR is a recommended treatment option for gum disease when bone loss is present. It is often used after tooth extraction, long-term tooth loss, trauma, or in support of implant procedures to improve anchorage.

GBR is often complemented with a bone graft, which not only replaces the missing bone but also supports your body in regenerating its own lost bone. The newly formed bone functions as a bridge, connecting the graft material and your existing bone, thus reinforcing the affected area. Eventually, most of the grafted material is replaced with your own newly grown bone, resulting in a robust and healthy jaw.

Sinus Augmentation

Sinus augmentation is an oral surgery procedure performed to add extra bone volume in the upper jaw areas of the molars and premolars. The primary purpose of this procedure is to graft sufficient bone material to support a dental implant where bone has been lost due to gum disease or resorption.

Extractions and Ridge Preservation

Tooth extraction is a commonly performed and typically straightforward dental procedure. However, in some instances, the soft tissues and bone surrounding and sustaining the extracted tooth may begin to deteriorate.

Ridge preservation is a crucial procedure that aims to prevent the negative consequences of tooth extraction. By expertly placing regenerative bone grafting material into the gaps left by removed teeth, the natural appearance of the mouth is preserved, providing necessary support for dental implants and enabling a more natural, functional, and esthetically pleasing tooth replacement.

Microsurgical Techniques

Dental microsurgery necessitates the use of a dental operating microscope and fiber optic illumination. Precision and accuracy are key to successful dental procedures such as root canals in these extremely small spaces, which are frequently less than a millimeter in size.

The use of a dental operating microscope provides a highly precise view of the treatment area, allowing dentists to perform procedures with increased accuracy. A fiber optic light is also utilized for intense illumination when working under such extreme magnifications.

Dr. Nicolas A. Ravon utilizes microsurgical techniques when performing dental implant placements, root canal treatments, and apicoectomies. The precision of microsurgery is particularly beneficial to periodontics as it allows for faster gum disease treatment with minimal healing time. This is achieved through fewer incisions, fewer sutures, or sometimes even eliminating the need to retract the gums entirely.

Periodontal DIsease Treatment with Predictable Results

Dr. Nicolas A. Ravon, a board-certified periodontist, possesses exceptional qualifications for providing periodontal procedure, including superior gum disease treatment. Our professional services cater to both simple and complex procedures, all with the aim of achieving exceptional results for our clients.

To learn more, please contact Nicolas A. Ravon, DDS, MSD in Fresno, CA today to schedule an appointment.

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