If you have developed more severe periodontal disease, Dr. James R. Knochel may recommend one of the following surgical periodontal treatments to improve your condition:
Gingival Gum Grafting
A gum graft (also known as a gingival graft or periodontal plastic surgery), is a collective name for surgical periodontal procedures that aim to cover an exposed tooth root surface with grafted oral tissue, or to replace gingival tissue after it has been lost. Click here for more information.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances. Click here for more information.
Bone grafting is often closely associated with dental restorations such as bridgework and dental implants. In the majority of cases, the success of a restoration procedure can hinge on the height, depth, and width of the jawbone at the implant site. When the jawbone has receded or sustained significant damage, the implant(s) cannot be supported on this unstable foundation and bone grafting is usually recommended for the ensuing restoration. Click here for more information.
Pocket Reduction Surgery
Pocket reduction surgery (also known as osseous surgery and flap surgery) is a collective term for a series of several different surgeries aimed at gaining access to the roots of the teeth in order to remove bacteria and tartar (calculus). Click here for more information.
Crown lengthening is generally performed in order to improve the health of the gum tissue, or to prepare the mouth for restorative or cosmetic procedures. Click here for more information.
The normal healing process following tooth loss due to gum disease, caries (cavities), tooth fracture, or infection always results in bone loss. Click here for more information.
An exciting treatment gaining acceptance in orthopedics and sports medicine, called platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), is showing strong potential for accelerated healing of dental implant procedures, according to a prominent dental researcher and editor of the Journal of Oral Implantology. Click here for more information.
We look forward to giving our patients the most comfortable and effective experience possible when they visit Dr. Knochel for a surgical procedure in Tucson, Arizona. Please call our office at 520-747-7944 to learn more about these services.