Periodontal Procedures

Periodontal Treatments in Wilmington, Delaware

Delaware Periodontics provides the highest-quality dental implants, laser periodontal therapy and periodontal treatments in the Wilmington, Delaware, area. With decades of experience in providing patients with the very best oral care, you can trust Dr. Bradford Klassman and his staff with your toughest dental issues.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal (gum) disease is caused by an infection started by bacteria, which live in plaque between your teeth. The infection causes the destruction of the bone that anchors your teeth. If left untreated, the disease will accelerate because you cannot remove the bacteria as it spreads deeper into the crevices (or pockets) between your gums and teeth. It is the major cause of tooth loss in adults.

Periodontal treatment is necessary when various conditions affect the health of your gums and the regions of your jawbone, which hold your teeth in place. When your gums become unhealthy, they can either recede or become swollen and red. In the later stages of periodontal disease, the supporting bone is destroyed and your teeth will shift, loosen, or fall out. These changes not only affect your smile, but they can also affect your ability to chew and speak.

Periodontal Care & Initial Consultation

Although each patient’s care will vary slightly from the next patient, our Wilmington, DE periodontist strives to provide streamlined, consistent care to all patients. During your initial consultation with Dr. Bradford L. Klassman, the doctor will examine you and evaluate your periodontal health before a specific treatment recommendation can be made. Depending on the nature of your periodontal problem, it is possible that treatment can be initiated at your first visit. If not, treatment options will be discussed and a followup appointment will be scheduled to resolve any periodontal issues you may be experiencing.

Periodontal Procedures

Our dental office proudly provides comprehensive periodontal therapy in Wilmington, DE. Our team strives to offer a range of procedures and treatments to fit the needs of our patients. At Delaware Periodontics, we perform the following services to ensure every patient has healthy teeth, gums, and mouths:

Specialty Procedures: Dr. Klassman uses both surgical and non-surgical specialty procedures to treat a variety of gum diseases and ailments.

Dental Implants: At Delaware Periodontics, we can restore your missing, broken, or cracked teeth to their original beauty and function with dental implants in Wilmington, DE.

Laser Periodontal Therapy: Leading the way in the entire state, Delaware Periodontics was the first to offer laser periodontal therapy in Wilmington. Find out more about this FDA-approved, advanced treatment for gum disease.

Periodontal Services: From occlusal therapy to surgical reconstruction, learn more about the comprehensive periodontal services offered in the Wilmington area.

Implant Candidate: If you’re wondering if Wilmington dental implants could work for you, check out our informational page about the best candidates for dental implants and the different types of implants available at Delaware Periodontics.

Hawley Appliance: If you’re suffering from bruxism - a condition where you constantly grind or clench your teeth, you may want to look into a treatment with the Hawley appliance or occlusal guard.

Conscious Sedation: At Delaware Periodontics, we understand that a trip to the dentist may lead to significant anxiety. That’s why we offer safe and convenient conscious sedation dentistry to make your experience easier and more comfortable.

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation: One of our newest treatments, the pinhole gum rejuvenation has offered great results for correcting gum recession.

Pocket Recording Treatment: Pocket recording treatment usually consists of a deep scaling to remove bacterial plaque and tartar (also called calculus) from under your gums. Surgical therapy may be needed to provide access to the roots of your teeth so the bacteria can be completely removed.

Localized Gum Recession Treatment: Sometimes the gum tissue that surrounds the base of a tooth recedes or disappears completely, when this occurs treatment is necessary. Treatment usually consists of placing a gum graft over the affected area. The procedure involves taking a small piece of gum tissue from the roof of your mouth and placing it over the exposed root surface.

Crown-Lengthening Treatment: Crown lengthening is required when your tooth needs a new crown or other restoration, and the edge of that restoration is deep below the gum tissue and not accessible.

Contact Our Periodontist in Wilmington, DE for Periodontal Care Today!

If you are in need of any of these services, don’t hesitate to contact Delaware Periodontics at (302) 658-7871. Dr. Klassmand and his staff are happy to answer your questions, evaluate your periodontal problems, and provide you with a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan. You can feel confident knowing you are in great hands for a dental implant or laser periodontal therapy in Wilmington, DE. Make your appointment at our by phone or online today! We look forward to caring for you soon.