Periodontal disease – more commonly known as gum disease – in its advanced stages can be extremely painful for the individual. When Dr. Anup Naik and his team have discovered that an individual is suffering from gum disease, a couple things happen right away. For starters, Dr. Naik will clean below the gum line in order to remove stubborn deposits, otherwise known as tartar or calculus. Once that has been done, he will remove any damage near the tooth root. This is somewhat of a preventative measure, as it will help prevent any further damage from taking place while restoring and stabilizing the tooth at the same time.
Many people mistakenly think that periodontal treatments are painful and scary. However, thanks to advancements in dental technology, this is no longer the case. In many cases Dr. Naik will use local anesthesia to ensure patients are comfortable during treatment. This is nothing to be afraid of and Dr. Naik would be happy to discuss any concerns you may have.
Dr. Naik has been performing a wide range of periodontal treatments on patients throughout the Dallas area for years, and he has been named one of the top dentists in the area for 10 years running. A perfectionist at heart, Dr. Naik only uses the highest quality of products and has worked hard to build his practice with the best technology and latest techniques. When it comes to periodontal treatments, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
About Periodontal Treatments
The type of periodontal treatment that Dr. Naik will suggest will largely depend on what kind of gum disease you have and just how bad it is. When periodontal disease is caught early on (when it is gingivitis), and no damage has been done to the actual structure of your teeth, you may only need a professional dental cleaning. However, if you are dealing with a more serious case of gum disease, you may need a deep cleaning that will include scaling and root planing. In this type of periodontal treatment, Dr. Naik will remove plaque and tartar in the deepest parts of your teeth. The idea behind scaling and planing is to smooth the root surfaces of the teeth, which will in turn allow the gum tissue to heal and eventually reattach themselves to the teeth. It is not uncommon for this treatment to be done over several visits, depending on how far the disease has progressed.
If a deep cleaning cannot fix the problem, Dr. Naik may suggest medications in order to help control the infection and pain, while at the same time pushing along the healing process.
Finally, if the periodontal pockets still have not healed after the scaling and planing, periodontal surgery may be necessary. During surgery, Dr. Naik will remove tartar and plaque from areas that he could not reach through the other techniques. Once he has accessed and removed any unwanted buildup, he will stitch the gums into the place, ensuring they are secure around the teeth. In the event you do need surgery, you should find it much easier to keep teeth clean in the future, as the pocket depth will likely be reduced.
Why Choose Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Las Colinas
Dr. Naik is committed to providing his patients with options that will get at the root of the problem and leave them with a happy and healthy smile. Over the years Dr. Naik has heavily invested in his technology and education, which when used together are an unstoppable force. Here at Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Las Colinas, we focus on relationship building and ensuring our patients are happy and comfortable with their dental experiences. The entire staff at our Irving dental clinic are willing to go above and beyond, regardless of what type of periodontal treatment you are in need of. To schedule a consultation or learn more about our periodontal treatment options, please contact us today.