Healthy gums are an essential element of a healthy mouth. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of gums. Periodontal disease is caused by a serious bacterial buildup, commonly known as plaque. Signs of periodontal diseases include:
- Bleeding Gums
- Loose teeth
- New spaces between teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Receding Gums
- Tenderness or discomfort
The team at O2 Dental Group provides quality periodontal services at our Wilmington office as a part of our commitment to helping you maintain your oral health and beautiful smile.
Scaling and Root Planing
This procedure is performed to restore the health of your gums in the early stages of gum disease. We will remove the plaque and tartar from below the gum line, followed by a planing treatment to smooth the area, preventing future buildup.
If you have not replaced missing teeth, bone deterioration occurs where the tooth once was. This can make dental implants or dentures difficult in the future. With ridge augmentation, the bone structure is restored, and your chance for successful implants is significantly increased.
If you have lost bone due to periodontal disease, we are here to help. We will add a special bone grafting material to your existing jaw bone. Healing typically takes several months, over which time the graft will create strong, new bone. A successful bone graft will allow your jaw bone to support a dental implant.
If your teeth are getting in the way of your health and smile, don’t let it affect you any longer. With our expert services and industry-leading technology, we are here to help you change your life and increase your self-confidence. Call us at (910) 933-0382. Our office is located at 7150 Market St., #130, Wilmington, NC 28411.