This is the dental branch specialized in gum inflammation. Periodontists are experts in periodontal disease diagnosis and treatment.


As you know, gum disease has an impact on your bones. Bone grafting is a procedure that seeks to correct that.

By performing surgery, you’ll get new bone material inserted or attached, encouraging new bone growth.

This may be done with other of your bones or materials compatible with your body.

Gum surgery

Sometimes, plaque, tartar and bacteria have accumulated. At some point, your body won’t be able to respond to it on it’s own if it’s too much.

When that happens, you’ll need a hand, literally. Your periodontist will perform surgery to access your gums and clean them.

You’ll get stitches that allow them to heal afterwards and you should be doing a follow up visit to make sure everything is going okay.

Bone regeneration

Gum disease tends to damage bones. In cases in which that has happened and you’re looking into solutions like implants, your dentist will need to ensure your bones will be able to support them. This, looking into making your treatment successful.

Whenever it’s not possible at the moment, the first solution is to allow bone regeneration.

After a deep cleaning below the gumline, you’ll be provided with a biocompatible piece that will allow new bones to grow.

Having let that happen, you’ll be able to get re–evaluated to see if you qualify to get dental implants.

Scaling and root planing

Whenever it’s been determined you’re suffering from gum disease, one process that could help is scaling and root planing.

By performing a deeper cleaning, your dentist will go underneath the gums, attempting to remove all bacteria and tartar.

Just keep in mind that this procedure will work only if gum disease is on it’s early stages. If advanced, a different treatment might be necessary.

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