Periodontics in St. Petersburg, FL
Maintaining optimal oral health is always our priority, and patients who are at risk of developing gum disease need to take even more measures to protect their teeth and gums from plaque and bacteria. If you have bleeding gums, bad breath, or other symptoms of periodontal disease, you may be a good candidate for one of our periodontal health services. The St. Petersburg Dental Center team provide gum disease treatment in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, FL, with some of the latest techniques in the industry.
Scaling and Root Planing
This procedure involves cleaning deep below the gum line to eliminate tartar buildup and restore gum health. If you are showing moderate to severe signs of periodontal disease, you may be a good candidate for this treatment. We can eradicate the infection and reduce pocket depth with a special deep-cleaning technique.
Maintain optimal oral health after gum disease with periodontal maintenance treatments. These may include regular deep cleanings, check-ups, and the use of a prescription-strength mouth-wash to keep the gums free of infection.
Ridge Augmentation and Preservation
Protect your jawbone from bone loss with ridge augmentation and preservation procedures. These can restore the natural contours of the gums and bone tissue. Ridge augmentation is typically performed for aesthetic reasons while ridge preservation is performed to preserve bone tissue after tooth loss. We can discuss both of these procedures in more detail during your consultation.
If you have gum recession after periodontal disease or have damaged gums for any reason, we may perform a gum grafting procedure to restore the gum line. Our doctors may perform connective tissue grafts, free gingival grafts, pedicle grafts, or use the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) to restore the gums.