If you are having issues with the health of your gums or need treatment for gum disease in McAllen, TX, turn to our award-winning dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Alvarado, for your periodontal needs. Dr. Alvarado provides patients with a wide range of general and advanced dentistry procedures. He may recommend osseous surgery, a dental bone graft or a sinus lift as part of your treatment plan. All of these procedures can be performed in-house for your convenience.
A dental bone graft may be necessary if you have lost significant bone tissue after gum disease or do not have enough available bone to support dental implants. Dr. Alvarado may use the autogenous, xenograft or allograft technique to perform this procedure.
A sinus lift can make more bone available for dental implants in the upper jaw area. Dr. Alvarado uses special techniques to perform this procedure and can also place dental implants once the area has healed.
If you have moderate to advanced periodontal disease, osseous surgery (flap surgery) can help to reduce periodontal pockets and improve the health of your gums. Osseous surgery may be the best solution when other treatments have failed and can be very effective for restoring gum health after periodontal disease.
If you have undergone osseous surgery or other periodontal treatments, Dr. Alvarado may set you up for periodontal maintenance therapy to reduce the risk of an infection in the future. This typically involves a series of checkups and deep cleanings to keep the gums infection-free and healthy.
If other periodontal treatments have not worked for you, a gingivectomy may be the best way to eliminate the infection from the mouth and restore gum health. The procedure involves reshaping and removing loose gum tissue to reduce pocket depth around the teeth.
Patients in the early stages of gum disease can benefit from this form of periodontal therapy that can reduce pocket depth by up to three millimeters. It is a nonsurgical treatment that involves cleaning below the gum line and smoothing out the teeth so the gums can reattach.
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