Learn the basics of periodontal care by reading the following list of common questions. If you need further information or are ready to schedule a consultation with Dr. Elly Tehrani please contact our office for assistance.
A periodontist is a specialist who, after dental school, completes an additional three years of education. Periodontists, like Dr. Tehrani, focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease. Periodontists also perform cosmetic procedures to enhance the appearance of the gums and receive extensive training in the latest techniques in the placement and repair of dental implants.
Periodontal disease is an oral infection caused by the bacteria in the plaque on your teeth. The bacteria create inflammation of the gums. When left untreated, the disease damages the gums and bone, resulting in tooth loss.
If you have gingivitis, the initial stage of gum disease, your general dentist may be able to offer you effective treatment. For moderate to severe cases, however, your dentist will likely refer you to a periodontist for their expertise. Dr. Tehrani will work closely with your dentist to ensure that you get the best care possible.
Dr. Tehrani will review your dental and medical history with you, making note of any current conditions, medications, and supplements. Dr. Tehrani will then examine your gums, your teeth, and your bite. She will also assess the health of your periodontal pockets, checking the space between the teeth and gums. X-rays may also be taken to evaluate bone health.
Periodontists provide comprehensive services to improve and maintain your oral health:
• Periodontal disease treatments: scaling and root planing, osseous surgery, and bone tissue regeneration
• Soft tissue treatments: gum grafting, Alloderm grafting, the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™), and gum recontouring
• Tooth replacement : dental implants, implant supported dentures, and All-on-6® implants
• Bone restoration: bone grafting procedures, ridge augmentation, ridge preservation, sinus lift, and sinus augmentation.
For periodontal care with a personal touch, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tehrani. Dr. Tehrani offers you customized treatment plans to give you the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve, with comfort and convenience.