Periodontal Treatment

Effective Periodontal Treatments in Kansas City, MO

Caring for your teeth is essential, but protecting the area that surrounds and supports them is also critical. Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry of Kansas City offers periodontal services to rejuvenate gum tissue and protect you from gum disease, chronic bad breath, jawbone deterioration, and other complications that can arise if proper care isn’t provided. Gums play a vital role in keeping your teeth's roots safe. If bacteria penetrate the gum line, our services include deep cleansing techniques allowing them to heal.
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What Is Periodontitis?

While periodontitis is a common dental infection, it can be prevented or treated effectively through various methods. The leading cause is poor oral hygiene, and while tooth loss is a concern, inflammatory illnesses like heart and lung disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis are also a risk in severe cases. Poor brushing and flossing habits allow the sticky bacteria on teeth to harden into plaque, making it difficult to remove, allowing it to spread below the gum line and infect areas around the tooth's roots and jaw bone.

Methods to Treat Periodontal Disease

Periodontitis affects people differently and can cause swollen or red gums, chronic bad breath, bleeding, tooth loss, teeth sensitivity, and gum recession. Fortunately, we have various techniques to treat these conditions. Deep cleansing methods to remove plaque and surgical options to refurbish damaged gums will restore tissue and return your mouth to a healthy state. Our goal is to offer solutions that will save your smile and reduce the risk of complications associated with periodontitis. Common options include:

  • Scaling and Root Planing – This standard process involves removing the hardened plaque from the teeth and the root area.
  • Root Surface Debridement – We remove bacteria and pockets of debris below the gum line.
  • Grafting – If gum tissue damage is severe, we can replace missing portions of tissue to rebuild the gums.

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