Gum Disease Treatment - Concord, CA
Dr. Darryl Burke offers periodontal services, from bone grafting to scaling and root planing.
If you suffer from the bleeding gums and bad breath of gum disease, you are not alone. Gum disease is a common condition that affects half of the population over age 30 (CDC). Fortunately, Dr. Darryl Burke offers gum disease treatments to address mild to severe periodontal infection, including scaling and root planing in Concord, CA.
Scaling and Root Planing
Often performed for mild to moderate cases of periodontal disease, this treatment is a non-surgical method of removing plaque and tartar accumulation from tooth surfaces below the gum line.
This is the traditional gum surgery for addressing moderate to advanced cases of gum disease. Through an incision in the gum tissue, Dr. Darryl can access the tooth roots and bone, removing the plaque, tartar, and bacteria that lead to gum disease. Diseased tissue is removed and the healthy tissue reshaped to provide an effective barrier for your teeth.
Typically performed when no other methods are effective, a gingivectomy is a procedure in which Dr. Darryl removes diseased gum tissue and reshapes the gum line in order to reduce periodontal pocket depths and encourage reattachment to tooth surfaces.
Bacteria are ever present in the mouth. To avoid reoccurrence of infection following gum disease treatment, the population must be controlled through regular periodontal cleanings.
Guided Tissue Regeneration
If you have suffered bone loss, Dr. Darryl can encourage the regrowth of bone using membrane barriers and tissue.
Ridge Augmentation/Ridge Preservation
When you lose a tooth to gum disease or injury, the supporting bone begins to deteriorate, too. Ridge augmentation allows Dr. Darryl to add to your existing bone using bone grafting materials to build up the empty socket, delivering a more natural looking gum contour. Ridge preservation procedures are commonly performed at the time of extraction, where Dr. Darryl will add grafting materials to the socket as soon as the tooth is pulled in order to avoid dimpling of the gum tissue or excessive bone volume loss.
Sinus Lift/Sinus Augmentation
Loss of tooth and bone in the back upper arch can result in a drooping of the sinus membrane. Dr. Darryl can lift the sinus membrane to its proper position and support it with a bone graft, or augment the floor of the sinus cavity with additional bone material. A sinus lift or augmentation may be necessary when preparing for dental implant placement.If you need periodontal care or treatment for gum disease, schedule a consultation to learn more about effective procedures, such as scaling and root planing in Concord, CA. Call our office today to reserve your appointment with Dr. Darryl Burke.