Soft Tissue Procedures
Our practice in Schererville, Indiana offers a range of periodontal treatments to help our patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. One of the most effective treatments for periodontal disease are a series of treatment options known as soft tissue procedures.
What are Soft Tissue Procedures?
The collective term “Soft tissue procedures” refers to a variety of treatments that aim to restore and regenerate gum tissue that has been damaged by periodontal disease. This includes procedures such as gum grafts, flap surgery, and laser therapy.
Gum grafts involve taking tissue from one area of the mouth and transplanting it to the area of the gums that have receded due to periodontal disease. This procedure not only restores the gum tissue but also helps to prevent further recession.
Flap surgery, also known as pocket reduction surgery, is a procedure that involves lifting the gums and removing tartar and plaque buildup. The gums are then repositioned to create a tighter seal around the teeth, reducing the size of the pockets between the teeth and gums where bacteria can grow.
Laser therapy is a minimally invasive treatment that uses a laser to remove diseased tissue and promote healing of the gums. This treatment can be used in combination with other soft tissue procedures or as a stand-alone treatment for mild to moderate cases of periodontal disease.
At our practice, we use the latest techniques and technology to ensure that our patients receive the most effective and comfortable treatment possible. Our skilled team of dental professionals will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs and goals.
If you are experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease, such as bleeding gums, bad breath, or loose teeth, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our office to discuss soft tissue procedures and other treatment options. Don’t wait until the condition worsens; early intervention is key to preserving your dental health. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.