We keep the gums and tissues that support your teeth going strong for life with a range of periodontic services
Your mouth is a sum of its parts. Notably, the health and appearance of your teeth depend on the tissues surrounding and supporting them. In fact, periodontics refers to the branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing, treating, managing, and preventing problems associated with the gums and other tissues in the periodontium around the teeth.
In turn, our team at Strongsville Smile Keepers provides a full range of periodontic services to individuals and their family members throughout the Brunswick, Brecksville, North Royalton, Brook Park, Parma Heights, Middleburg Heights, and Parma area, and greater northern Ohio. While all patients, regardless of overall health status and risk factors for gum disease, can benefit from standard professional cleanings and guidance on good oral hygiene at home, some services may be tailored to your unique needs. These services are listed below and may be recommended if active disease is present that requires prompt treatment:
- Scaling and root planing– SRP may be appropriate for patients with early-stage inflammation (gingivitis). It can also be suitable for mild periodontitis (advanced gum disease) cases. In its early stages, the effects of gum disease can be reversed. A “deep cleaning” SRP involves removing pathogens like stubborn plaque and bacteria from below the gum line. It also involves “planing,” or smoothing the rough surfaces of the teeth roots. These uneven surfaces tend to collect bacterial plaque, which allows disease to flourish and progress unabated.
- Gingival reshaping – Additional periodontics procedures involve recontouring overly gummy tissue or crown lengthening to address gingival overgrowth and to expose more of the tooth in preparation for a dental crown procedure.
Services to treat the gums and other supportive tissues may be restorative or cosmetic in nature. All services are trusted and performed to our exacting safety and quality standards. Keep your teeth going strong for life! Call (440) 508-4080 to schedule a visit to our office in Strongsville, OH.