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Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an extremely common dental problem that affects more than 80% of patients over the age of 35; however, it can occur at any age. If not treated, gum disease can eventually lead to tooth loss and other systemic diseases. As part of our commitment to providing high quality dental care, we offer a full program of gum disease prevention and treatment options.

Early Intervention

During your visit at Ident our dental specialists check for signs of gum disease at every exam. In the early stages of gum disease, we often prescribe Peridex, an oral rinse that reduces gum inflammation and bleeding, along with instructions on proper brushing and flossing.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling removes plaque and tartar below the gumline, and planing smoothes the root surfaces to help the gum tissue reattach firmly. We may also apply ARESTIN®, a nonsurgical techinque to help reduce localized infection and promote tooth stability. Several follow-up visits may also be required to ensure that the infection has been thoroughly treated.

Osseous Surgery

This surgical procedure is used by the Periodontist to correct defects and irregularities in the bone surrounding the diseased teeth with the ultimate goal of reducing or eliminating the periodontal pockets. Local anesthesia is applied to the treated areas so your experience will be pain free and feel like a thorough dental cleaning.

Dental Implants

Every way you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth, implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures.

Dental implants don't sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched; a significant long-term benefit to your oral health and no one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.

Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence! The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered to be an excellent option for tooth replacement.