Doral Dental Specialty Center

Periodontics

Periodontics

Periodontics refers to the treatment procedures which deal with gum diseases. There are several ways through which a periodontist can treat a periodontal issue. The treatments can be surgical or non-surgical and depend on the patient’s specific condition. Periodontics focuses exclusively on inflammatory diseases that might destroy gums and other supporting structures surrounding the teeth. Periodontist at Doral Dental Specialty Center specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating periodontal issues or disease. We offer a wide range of treatment options to help you maintain a healthy oral condition.

Dental Implants are titanium screws placed in your jawbones. They get fused with your jawbones and act as an anchor for your replacement teeth. They act as the tooth root for your dental restoration and help to maintain its stability for a long time. If you have missing teeth, your prosthodontist at Doral Dental Specialty Center may consider the dental implant option to restore your dental functionality and aesthetics. Our Prosthodontist in Doral, FL, will conduct a comprehensive dental exam and diagnosis to determine your oral condition and check if you are the right candidate for implants.

The procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from deep between the teeth and below the gum line. During the procedure, your dentist will remove tartar from the entire length of each tooth, stopping at the point where the gum meets the roots and bones. The dentist will also check your gum pockets thoroughly and perform the required cleaning activities.

When gum disease is left untreated, it can progress into periodontal disease. The gum tissue can become inflamed and move away from the teeth. This creates crevices where bacteria can develop. This can further lead to the development of infections in the teeth and the jawbone. The infection can cause the deterioration of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. When infection occurs under the gums, brushing or flossing cannot reach the bacteria. When this occurs, our dentists can recommend scaling and root planing.

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Tooth cavities can sometimes cause your tooth to decay to a point where a restoration procedure may not be an effective treatment. In such cases, the oral surgery team at Doral Dental Specialty Center may consider crown lengthening. This is a routine surgical procedure at our office in Doral. It involves remodeling the contour of your gum line. Contrary to the name, the crown is not lengthened, but the gum line is lowered during the procedure. This is the only treatment option when we do not find enough teeth structure for a crown.

A sinus lift is often used to increase the jaw’s bone density to support dental implants. When you have lost teeth, especially for a long time, the jaw supporting those lost teeth could be going through deterioration. Bone loss can also occur due to diseases such as periodontitis. At Doral Dental Speciality Center, we provide sinus lifts, other oral surgeries, and other dental treatments to help restore your oral functionality and appearance.

The grafting procedure at our dental office in Doral, FL, is conducted to add volume and density to your gums and jawbones. Your dentist suggests grafting if you have receding gums or jawbone loss. The graft material is taken from another part of your body and then added to the receded area. The procedures are conducted under the influence of local anesthesia, so you will not feel any pain. But you may experience slight discomfort or pain after the procedures, which is normal and would go away as the surgery site heals.

The gum tissue can sometimes become so large and thick that it can cover the tooth surface. This can make your teeth look short and may also interfere with dental functioning. Gingivectomy is a surgical procedure for removing additional gum tissue. It is used for treating conditions such as gingivitis and also for cosmetic purposes, such as modifying a smile.

Frenums are muscle tissues that attach different soft tissues in the oral cavity. These muscles are there to connect the tongue to the floor of the mouth or to connect the upper and lower lip to the gums. When it is required to remove or loosen one or more of these bands of muscles, our Periodontist in Doral, FL, Dr. Martin Fernandez-Feo, can consider a procedure known as frenectomy.