At Delaware Periodontics we specialize in a wide variety of procedures designed to maintain or improve your periodontal tissues. The periodontal (gum) tissues are an important part of your oral health. Our experience and expertise in periodontics allows us to provide high-quality treatments you cannot find anywhere else!
When plaque builds up on your teeth, it can harden into tartar that can only be removed by a dentist. If the tartar keeps building up, then the bacteria can infect your gums and lead to periodontal disease. Left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to a whole host of problems including tooth loss and bad breath.
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease or periodontitis, initiates with the growth of bacteria in the mouth. It is tissue inflammation that can be caused due to poor dental hygiene and poor brushing and flossing practices, resulting in the development of plaque and teeth hardening. When left untreated, it can cause tooth loss, discomfort while chewing, painful or bleeding gums, and other issues. Regular gum disease screening and identifying the signs of gum disease can help in the prevention and early detection. At Delaware Periodontics, our dentists Dr. Bradford Klassman and Dr. Klassman can help you understand the early signs of gum disease and conduct a thorough evaluation to ensure you are free from gum disease.
A gum disease screening is the best way to early detection and treatment. It can drastically improve the outcomes for the patient and ensures a less invasive and expensive treatment when the disease is caught in the early stages. At Delaware Periodontics, our dentists Dr. Bradford Klassman and Dr. Klassman have the right skills and the resources to conduct a proper gum disease screening.
Laser periodontal therapy, or LANAP, is a painless and effective treatment that does not require the use of a scalpel or sutures, it is minimally invasive and boasts rapid recovery times. With this incredible technology, Dr. Bradford Klassman provides periodontal treatment to patients in Wilmington, Dover, and the surrounding areas, mitigating pain and discomfort associated with gum disease, and promoting therapeutic healing.
Dental problems associated with your gums, specifically periodontal disease, can drastically affect the function and aesthetics of your smile. Healthy gums not only protect the roots of your teeth; they also have cosmetic value. An attractive smile strikes a nice balance between beautiful bright teeth and healthy pink gums. For patients with periodontal disease, periodontal maintenance is key to keeping a healthy mouth.
The Chao Pinhole surgical technique has revolutionized treatment for correcting gum recession. Through a small hole made with a needle, we can move some of the underlying gum tissue, and slide it over the recessed area. The procedure does not require the use of scalpels and sutures, resulting in virtually no post-operative symptoms!
Gum graft surgery may be the best way to address severe gum recession. Gum recession can be the result of periodontal disease, aging, trauma, over-brushing, and misaligned teeth. Gum recession can result in substantial sensitivity issues, pain, and poor smile aesthetics.
Some people are born with uneven gums or an excessive amount of gum tissue. This can create aesthetic issues with your smile. We may recommend gingival contouring to improve the balance between your teeth and gums, giving you a more beautiful smile!
Periodontal disease is an infection that can spread to the innermost part of the tooth, resulting in significant pain and discomfort. We may recommend an extraction if the infection is so severe that the tooth is beyond repair. An extraction can stop the infection from spreading and endangering your surrounding teeth.
A frenectomy is a minor surgical procedure that involves the removal of the lingual or labial frenum. We may recommend a frenectomy to improve the mobility of your tongue and allow for proper speech (removal of lingual frenum). Removing the labial frenum may be necessary to close the gap between the two front teeth.
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