If you have lost bone tissue after tooth loss or gum disease, you may need to undergo a bone grafting procedure. Many patients with gum disease in Ottawa, ON, end up needing a bone graft to rebuild the jaw bone and reduce the risk of oral health problems later in life.
Patients with severe gum disease in Ottawa, ON, may need to undergo a gingivectomy. This procedure involves cutting away diseased tissue and leaving the gums to heal. We often turn to this form of periodontal surgery as a last resort when other treatments have failed.
GUIDED TISSUE REGENERATION
When the bone and gum tissue are separated for any reason, you may be at risk for losing bone tissue or developing tooth decay below the gum line. Dr. Polonsky can turn to guided tissue regeneration (GTR) to restore the natural contours of the mouth. She may use bioactive growth factor gels, membrane barriers, tissue stimulating protein, or a bone graft during this procedure.
Patients with moderate to advanced gum disease in Ottawa, ON, may be good candidates for osseous surgery, or flap surgery. This procedure reduces pocket depth and makes it easier to clean the teeth properly. This form of periodontal surgery is an effective treatment for gum disease.
RIDGE AUGMENTATION AND PRESERVATION
If you have experienced significant bone or gum tissue loss, we can perform a ridge augmentation or preservation procedure to rebuild and restore the tissue. These procedures can help you get your beautiful smile back using special grafting techniques.
SCALING AND ROOT PLANING
An alternative to laser periodontal surgery, scaling and root planing is a nonsurgical periodontal procedure that involves deep cleaning the teeth and polishing the surface of the teeth. This reduces periodontal pocketing and encourages the gums to reattach to the teeth as part of the natural healing process.