Comprehensive Gum Therapy in Dripping Springs, TX
TORC Dental provides a wide range of treatments for periodontal or gum diseases. We offer treatments based on each patient’s needs and goals for good dental health.
- Scaling and Root Planing: Standard care for the early stages of gum disease. Cleans bacteria from beneath your gumline.
- Gingivectomy: Removes diseased gum tissue or gums that are overgrown, allowing for easier removal of plaque and food debris during home care.
- Osseous Surgery: Reshapes diseased bone around the teeth so that bacteria and deposits cannot become embedded in deep, bony pockets and the gums can reattach to the teeth and bone, making home care more efficient.
- Ridge Augmentation: Fills the gaps in the bone left by previous tooth extractions and builds up bony ridges needed to support dental prosthetics, such as bridges, partials, or dentures.
- Ridge Preservation: Fills the bony gap when a tooth is pulled to avoid bone resorption that sometimes occurs after an extraction.
Some of these procedures require only local anesthesia. Others require a higher level of sedation. Dr. Tristan will assess your needs, discuss your options, and develop a plan that is right for you.
Gingival or gum recession is a problem that occurs when your gums pull away from your teeth, leaving part of the roots exposed. There are many causes of recession: gum infections like periodontitis, using a hard-bristled toothbrush, oral piercings, hormonal changes, tobacco use, trauma, or grinding are a few common ones. Recession usually happens slowly, and patients typically first notice sensitivity to cold, teeth appearing longer, or small gaps between the teeth.
These gaps make perfect nesting grounds for bacteria and food particles, leading to bad breath and further inflammation of your gums. Using technology and innovative surgical techniques, Dr. Tristan can provide a solution for your receding gums.
With gum grafting, Dr. Tristan takes a small piece of tissue from your palate and attaches it to the area where the gum has receded. Over a few weeks, the grafted tissue bonds onto the tooth, restoring the protective coverage.
Having sensitive teeth due to gum recession is not a problem you should ignore or endure. If you have sensitive areas along the gumline, you might be a viable candidate for a gingival graft.
Call TORC Dental today at (512) 607-6500 for a consultation about your periodontal treatment needs.