Periodontal Therapy in Philadelphia

Laudenbach Periodontics & Dental Implants provides the full range of treatments for periodontal problems. Our conservative treatment recommendations are aimed at limiting surgery only to areas where it is necessary. We have found that the early stages of periodontal disease respond well to non-surgical periodontal therapy. Even in severe cases, non-surgical treatment can improve patient response to surgical therapy by improving soft tissue quality and minimizing the need for surgical intervention.

Gum Tissue Growth Gel & Proteins

One of the most exciting developments in periodontal therapy is the use of growth factors and proteins to stimulate gum tissue regeneration. These substances can be applied topically or injected into the gums to promote new tissue growth, helping repair damage caused by periodontal disease or trauma.

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure to expose more of the tooth’s surface by removing excess gum tissue and, in some cases, bone. This technique can improve the appearance of a “gummy” smile or prepare a tooth for restorative procedures such as crowns or veneers. This procedure can be performed with a Fotona laser to ensure a minimally invasive approach and improved outcomes for our patients.

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Cosmetic periodontal surgery focuses on enhancing the aesthetics of the gums and smile. Several procedures fall under the umbrella of cosmetic periodontal surgery, including gum contouring, gum lifting, and tissue grafting to reshape the gum line, correct uneven gum levels, and create a more symmetrical and attractive smile.

Gum Tissue Grafting

Gum tissue grafting takes tissue from one area of the mouth and transplants it to another, usually to cover exposed tooth roots or build up thin gum tissue. Gum tissue grafting can reduce tooth sensitivity, improve gum health, and enhance the appearance of your smile.

Gingivectomy

Gingivectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures for treating periodontal disease. During a gingivectomy, we remove excess gum tissue to eliminate pockets where bacteria can accumulate and trigger periodontal disease. We recommend this procedure for patients with severe gum disease or excessive gum tissue growth. This procedure can also be performed with a Fotona laser to ensure a minimally invasive approach and improved outcomes for our patients.

Guided Bone & Tissue Regeneration

Guided bone and tissue regeneration uses special membranes or grafting materials to stimulate the growth of new bone and tissue in areas where it has been lost due to periodontal disease. This helps restore the jawbone’s integrity and improve the teeth’s long-term stability.

Osseous Surgery

Osseous surgery, also known as flap surgery, accesses and cleans the roots of teeth affected by periodontal disease. During osseous surgery, the gum tissue is lifted back so that tartar and bacteria can be removed from the underlying bone. We may also reshape the bone to eliminate irregularities and promote better gum attachment. This procedure can also be performed with a Fotona laser to assure a minimally invasive approach and improved outcomes for our patients.

Frenectomy

This minor surgical procedure involves removing a small piece of tissue called a frenulum, which connects the lips, tongue, or cheeks to the gum tissue. A frenectomy can help improve oral function, prevent a gap between the front teeth, and reduce the risk of gum recession or speech impediments caused by restrictive frenula. A frenectomy may also be needed before some orthodontic treatments. This procedure can also be performed with a Fotona laser to ensure a minimally invasive approach and improved outcomes for our patients.

Gum Recession Treatment

Gum recession treatment focuses on correcting the loss of gum tissue that exposes the roots of the teeth, leading to increased sensitivity and aesthetic concerns. Gum recession treatments may include gum grafting, guided tissue regeneration, and minimally invasive procedures to restore the gumline and protect the underlying tooth structure.

Our goal is always to preserve, protect, and enhance gum health. These periodontal therapies offer practical solutions for our patients’ periodontal issues, from stimulating tissue regeneration to reshaping the gumline for a more attractive smile.

Transform Your Oral Health with Periodontics in Philadelphia

Experience exceptional periodontal care at Laudenbach Periodontics & Dental Implants in Philadelphia. Take proactive steps to treat gum disease, preserve your teeth's supporting structures, and maintain a healthy smile.

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