Periodontal Treatment in Myrtle Beach, SC
The health of your gums is just as important as the health of your teeth. After all, the gums support your teeth and without them, you would deal with more serious issues such as tooth loss. With millions of Americans dealing with some degree of gum disease, this condition must be addressed as soon as possible to preserve the health of your gums and your teeth.
If you’ve been diagnosed with mild to moderate gum disease, Dr. Maser may recommend scaling and root planing to treat this problem. This deep cleaning allows us to get under the gums to smooth the roots of the teeth and remove plaque and tartar buildup from under the gum line (something we can’t do with regular dental cleaning). This procedure is incredibly effective for treating most non-advanced stages of gum disease.
There are many reasons why you may require periodontal surgery. Your gums may be receding, or you may be dealing with more advanced gum disease, or perhaps you’ve decided that you want to get dental implants to replace your missing teeth. These are all reasons to turn to Dr. Maser for periodontal care.
By offering the latest techniques to our patients, we ensure a more minimally invasive procedure that boasts fewer side effects and a faster recovery time, so you can get back to your routine quickly. Some common surgical procedures we perform include:
Gum grafting: Gums may recede due to gum disease, genetics, or over brushing. When gums recede to the point that you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity and pain then gum grafting may be recommended. During this procedure, Dr. Maser removes tissue from another area of the mouth and stitches it to these receded areas to restore and rebuild gum tissue.
Dental implant placement: To place a dental implant we will also need to perform a fast, minor surgery right here in our office to place the small artificial tooth into the jawbone, where it will permanently stay. Implants are a great option for anyone looking to replace one or more teeth with a restoration that truly looks just like the real thing and is durable enough to last decades.
Crown lengthening: If you’re dealing with a “gummy smile” where your teeth look too short, then crown lengthening may be for you. Dr. Maser simply removes the excess gum tissue and helps to reshape the area to expose more of your smile for a more cosmetically pleasing and natural look.
When it comes to your periodontal health it’s important to have a dentist that you trust. Dr. Maser has over 30 years of experience. His advanced techniques and cutting-edge technology ensure that you get the latest and most effective periodontal treatments in Myrtle Beach, SC.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Maser, simply call (843) 293-7900!