Do you have gum disease symptoms such as swollen, red gum tissue or receding gums? If so, you’re not the only one. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that half of the adult population aged 30 and over in the United States has periodontal disease. Fortunately, you can improve your oral health by visiting your periodontist as soon as possible for treatment. Here are four treatments that can improve your gum health and potentially prevent your disease from progressing:
Guided Tissue Regeneration
Bone loss is a common consequence of advanced gum disease. Guided tissue regeneration supports the body in regenerating lost bone tissue. It also increases your chances of retaining your natural teeth instead of losing them to gum disease. Dr. Keith Chertok is a skilled periodontist who offers guided tissue regeneration to patients who need gum disease treatment.
Periodontal disease leads to the destruction of gum tissue, which can cause the gum line to become receded. Gum grafting procedures can restore the gum line by taking healthy soft tissue from one part of the mouth and attaching it to the receded gums with sutures.
Dr. Chertok offers a periodontal maintenance therapy program to prevent gum disease progression. Patients who have been diagnosed and treated for gum disease usually require periodontal maintenance services as well. Since each case is unique, Dr. Chertok will meet with you to determine how frequently you need to visit him for periodontal maintenance appointments.
We make it easy to schedule your gum disease treatment. Simply call our practice during business hours and we’ll set up your appointment with Dr. Chertok.