We turn to the various periodontal procedures when gingivitis and gum disease have begun to take root within the structures of the teeth. Periodontics provide options for treating these problems non-surgically and ensuring each patient has healthy and clean teeth that are disease free. Periodontics includes laser therapy, tissue management, crown lengthening and deep cleaning (also known as scaling and root planing).

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Deep Cleaning

While most adults have some degree of gum disease, deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) is required when gingivitis goes untreated for too long and works its way down to the foundations of the tooth causing a “periodontal pocket.” Deep cleaning removes the bacteria from these pockets and creates the necessary conditions for proper healing.

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Laser Therapy

First introduced in 1994, special dental lasers may be used to remove tooth decay, reshape gums and remove bacteria during root canal procedures, remove small amounts of tissue for biopsy and even teeth whitening.

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Crown Lengthening

A surgical procedure to expose more of the tooth structure so that the dentist can better restore the tooth using dental prosthetics (crowns and bridges). Crown lengthening is usually used to repair some type of problem under the gum line which is why it is considered periodontics.