Is Advancing Gum Disease Harming Your Smile?
Have you noticed gum recession or chronic bad breath? Do your gums bleed when brushing or flossing? These may be symptoms of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by oral bacteria. These bacteria elicit a reaction that leads to bone and tooth loss, unless the disease process is stopped. Gum disease is extremely common, and nearly 50 percent of adults experience a more advanced form of the condition. When gum disease threatens your smile, you need treatment that is proven and effective. Dr. Alex Volchonok combines the time-test results of osseous surgery with novel technologies to achieve optimal results in patients with moderate to advanced disease.
How Does Osseous Surgery Treat Gum Disease
Dr. Volchonok gently accesses the areas of infection deep beneath your gums. This enables us to thoroughly clean plaque, tartar and bacteria from the roots of your teeth. Inflamed gum tissue is removed and any rough areas of bone are smoothed. Your gums are then repositioned and held in place with small sutures. Once complete, the healing process can begin. Osseous surgery effectively targets disease-causing bacteria for improved periodontal health with long-term sustained results. With osseous surgery, we can:
- Reduce periodontal pocketing
- Prevent further bone and tooth loss
- Remove infected tissue
- Encourage gum tissue reattachment
- Decrease systemic inflammation
- Improve overall health
Get the Specialized Care You Need for a Healthy Smile
We understand the problems gum disease presents to your oral health. We also understand that you want the best care available for your smile. As an Ivy League periodontal specialist, Dr. Volchonok is highly trained and experienced in performing osseous surgery. He and our team ensure a comfortable, positive dental experience, from beginning to end. Sedation options are also available to relieve any concerns over fear or anxiety. Total commitment to patient comfort and advanced expertise are why so many people choose Dr. Volchonok for periodontal care.