Laser periodontal treatment, usually the LANAP method, is one of your major options when it comes to periodontal treatment. But clearly, it isn't the only periodontal treatment available - and other methods like root scaling and planing or pinhole surgical grafts may sometimes be most appropriate.
Oral cancer can affect all areas of the mouth, tongue, lips, sinuses, and throat. It is a very dangerous condition that is not nearly as rare as people think or as we would like to believe.
Many times, sores thought to be possibly cancerous turn out to be only a sign you need periodontal treatment or need to exercise better dental hygiene. But any mouth sore that persists for more than a couple weeks and is causing you concern is worth getting checked out by a professional periodontist with experience in diagnosing oral cancer and in distinguishing it from less serious conditions.
Crown lengthening is a periodontal surgery that is sometimes necessary to reduce an excessively high gum line, to make oral hygiene easier, reduce the risks of gum disease, or to enable the performance of another dental operation like a tooth extraction or the installation of a dental crown.
There are many well known problems that can result from poor oral health, including periodontal disease, tooth decay, tooth loss, and chronic bad breath.
But a lack of oral cleanliness and regular care can also lead to a wide variety of less common and lesser known conditions. We will explore a number of these below to illustrate the dangers of neglecting regular brushing and flossing and regular dental and periodontal check-ups.
Periodontal disease can be exacerbated by a number of co-factors. These include smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, alcohol consumption levels, sugary drinks, a generally poor diet and inadequate oral hygiene on a daily basis and infrequent professional hygiene visits, and refusing restorative and periodontal recommendations, to treat early disease, and a genetic predisposition which was inherited from your parents.