Periodontist In Clifton, NJ
A periodontist is a dental specialist who treats gum and periodontal disease. From the office of your Clifton, NJ periodontist, Dr.
Periodontal disease is caused from bacterial plaque which produces toxins that can destroy the hard and soft tissue support around your teeth. Periodontal disease attacks many hard and soft tissue areas in your mouth, including:
- Alveolar bone --the bone around your teeth
- Periodontal ligament --the ligament holding your teeth in place
- Cementum --the hard substance covering the root of your teeth
- Gingiva --commonly called gum tissue
Periodontists are dentists who go through three additional years of training to become periodontists. During these years, they gain expertise in the oral disease process and how to prevent, diagnose and treat oral disease.
Periodontists are highly skilled and can perform many dental and periodontal services such as:
- Non-surgical periodontal therapy --including scaling and root planing to treat periodontal disease
- Gum grafting --for receding gums, to increase soft tissue support around your teeth
- Cosmetic gum surgery --including gum recontouring, surgically reshaping excessive gum tissue and uneven gums
- Periodontal surgery --to eliminate periodontal pockets by moving gum tissue
- Surgical placement of implants --to replace missing teeth
- Bone grafting --to create more hard tissue support for implants or appliances
- Tooth extraction --for teeth that are too compromised by disease and are a risk to the health of other teeth
You should see a Clifton periodontist for conditions that are too severe to be treated in a general dentist’s office, such as severe periodontal disease. You will also benefit from the skills and expertise of a periodontist if you have a condition requiring surgery of your gums or bone.
Your periodontist will develop a customized treatment plan to reduce and eliminate disease. In addition, your periodontist can provide you with the tools and knowledge to practice optimum oral hygiene at home. You will partner with the periodontist and your general dentist to help you regain your oral health and maintain it for life.
Advances in Dental/Medical Procedures at Pinadella Dental
The Use of WISHBONE for reconstructing bone
In the USA there are over 10,000,000 bone graft procedures performed each year. Almost all of orthopedics, periodontics and oral maxillofacial surgery encompasses the use of bone graft material. Bone graft material can be comprised of many different structures and compositions. Modern graft material can be: synthetic, bovine (cow), porcine (pig), or human with or without added bovine collagen. Some surgeons then add growth factors, and or matrix factors to enhance healing and shorten the healing time.
WishBone Mg is a moldable or injectable magnesium based bone graft material. The material provides initial primary stability while increasing cell proliferation thereby enhancing mineralization which results in attenuated bone regeneration for multiple OMS/Perio procedures. The material is 80% restorable in 26 weeks, remodels to normal bone, and presents a faster time for bony healing. The product has a surface topography that supports bone formation and enhances primary structural stability within 30 minutes of preparation. Thus, we are now able to increase bone healing, and couple procedures to eliminate extensive healing times and second surgeries. BETTER<STRONGER<FASTER.
WishBone Mg can be used in all periodontal procedures where bone grafting is indicated. Additionally, the material can be used in all implant procedures where grafting is indicated. Further indications include all ridge augmentation procedures and repair of facial bone defects.
We may also suggest the combined use of PR (platelet rich plasma), progenerator cells and WishBone Mg for larger bony defects or where healing times need to be compressed.
We strongly recommend that if you require a bone graft procedure, you consider using WishBone Mg as your graft material of choice.
To learn if you have gum disease and to protect your smile from developing it,
contact Dr. Victor Terranova at Pinadella Dental, your Clifton NJ periodontist, at (973) 594-1050 today!