Periodontal Treatment

Infections around your teeth

Periodontal disease is an ongoing infection in the gums and bone around the teeth, which results in periodontal pockets that could create bone loss. The deeper the pockets, the more infection you have and the more serious the infection. Periodontal treatment will remove this infection and give these pockets a chance to heal.

Upper level infection

An upper level infection would occur in the pockets around your teeth. Removing this infection can be done under local anesthesia and is quite different from the routine dental cleaning or “deep cleaning” that is traditionally done in our office.

Lower level infection

If your infection has spread into the bone that supports your teeth, and is below the level that can be reached in “upper level infection removal,” then a surgical procedure must be performed to retract the gums and remove the lower level infection.

Bone grafting

In some cases, severe periodontal infection dissolves parts of your jawbone. This bone loss can eventually lead to the loss of your teeth. The first step of treatment is to remove the periodontal disease, which halts the bone loss. Then,Dr. Bateman repairs the damage that has occurred. In many cases, various bone grafting techniques can be used to re-grow some of the lost jawbone.

Implants

When natural teeth are lost or are not able to be saved, quality of life can often be improved with the use of dental implants and implant-retained dentures. Dental implants with crowns would replace missing teeth and implant retained dentures provide many advantages over traditional dentures.

3D Imaging

NewTom VGi is a high-performance, compact and safer version of the regular CT scan. It acquires 360‎° images (each angle for a total of 360‎° ) from a standing or sitting patient. It couples a revolutionary flat panel X-ray detector technology with a very small focal spot (3.mm), to produce the clearest, sharpest images possible.

Root Canal Therapy

Do you have a tooth that is giving you pain or prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold? Has your tooth become discolored or are the nearby gums swelling or tender? Do you have spontaneous pain? If so, chances are you have an infection and may need a root canal.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are an excellent way to repair and strengthen badly damaged teeth. Covering the entire surface area of the tooth, they help to prevent weaker teeth from cracking or breaking. By reinforcing these weaker teeth, they effectively reduce or eliminate pain, sensitivity, and difficulty with chewing and speaking.

Extractions

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Most mouths are too small for these four additional molars; therefore, an extraction procedure is often necessary.

IV and Oral Sedation

If the thought of sitting in a dental chair makes you anxious and afraid, you are not alone! Dr. Bateman and his compassionate staff understand. More importantly, they have solutions: intravenous (IV) sedation, oral sedation, and nitrous oxide and oxygen, or a combination of oral and nitrous oxide sedation together.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease is an ongoing infection in the gums and bone around the teeth, which results in periodontal pockets that could create bone loss. The deeper the pockets, the more infection you have and the more serious the infection. Periodontal treatment will remove this infection and give these pockets a chance to heal.

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