Why might periodontal surgery be necessary for residents in the Spring community?

 In Gum Disease

Gum disease is a serious problem that can occur when a patient does not take proper care of their smile. It can result in the loss of gum tissue, bone, and even natural teeth. It can wreak havoc on a smile if patients do not brush, floss, and visit their dentist regularly. In some cases, patients with gum disease may require periodontal surgery. Dr. Dernick of The Woodlands Dental Group near Spring, TX offers periodontal surgery to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar from the teeth and gums to control gum disease.

Gum disease is not the only time a patient may need to consider periodontal surgery. Here are other procedures that may be completed by Dr. Dernick for patients who need them:

Removal of Teeth
Extractions are typically done by a dentist when a tooth has become impacted, diseased, or has had an unsuccessful root canal treatment. Most individuals experience extractions with their wisdom teeth, but there are other situations in which periodontal surgery may be necessary. Extractions for teeth that have erupted from the gums are less invasive than those that require a dentist to go underneath the gum tissue to extract a tooth. Sedation and anesthesia are used for the patient’s comfort.

Placing Dental Implants
When Dr. Dernick restores a smile, he often places dental implants. Dental implants are the most commonly used tooth replacement solution by patients. Alternatives include dental bridges and partial dentures, but these do not require periodontal surgery. Dental implants are placed into the jawbone and restored with a dental crown to improve the patient’s smile after tooth loss occurs.

Reconstructive Surgery
There are times in which a patient may need to have bone grafting or other procedures done to improve his or her smile. These reconstructive surgeries are periodontal treatments that may vary depending on the severity of the patient’s problem.

Dr. Dernick of The Woodlands Dental Group provides periodontal surgery for patients in the Spring area and surrounding communities in his state-of-the-art dental facility. If you are interested in having work done on your smile by an experienced, caring provider, contact Dr. Dernick today to schedule a consultation.


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