Preserve Your Healthy Gums
When it comes to oral health, the state of your gums is often overlooked. Complications like periodontal (gum) disease are just as serious as tooth infections, which is why it’s crucial to ensure your gums are as healthy as your teeth.
At Contemporary Dental Arts, Dr. Pham is proud to offer a wide array of periodontics services to support your gum health and prevent complications. No matter the condition of your gums, we have the tools and technology to keep them strong and healthy.
Our Periodontics Treatments
Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew, speak, and smile with confidence. It may also lead to oral health complications like jawbone deterioration, teeth shifting, and even gum disease. That’s why Dr. Pham offers dental implants, known as the gold standard of restorative dentistry.
Implants are titanium fixtures inserted directly into the jawbone to mimic a tooth root, preventing jawbone deterioration and providing a secure fit. Topped off with a natural-looking dental crown, dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss that can restore your smile’s beauty and functionality.
At your regular biannual appointment at our San Jose office, Dr. Pham will perform a thorough periodontal evaluation. When caught early, periodontal disease can be easily reversed, which is why regular evaluations are important to preserving your oral health.
Using specialized dental tools, Dr. Pham will examine your gums for any signs of gum disease or other complications. If he detects any underlying problems, he’ll diagnose and treat them before they can progress further.
Soft Tissue Grafting
Gum recession is a common symptom of gum disease that causes the gums to recede, leaving your teeth’s roots exposed. Patients may also experience sensitive or loose teeth. Soft tissue grafting is a procedure we can use to help treat receding gums and get your oral health back on track.
This simple surgical treatment involves taking donated gum tissue and grafting it to weakened areas of the gums. As the gums heal, this donor tissue will be absorbed and help restore the natural gum line.
Jawbone deterioration is a common symptom of untreated missing teeth and can lead to further complications. Dr. Pham can perform ridge augmentation to restore and strengthen your weakened jawbone. Similar to soft tissue grafting, this surgical technique involves taking donor tissue and grafting it to the targeted area for absorption.
This procedure helps shape and form newly grown bone tissue after a bone graft, and is commonly performed as a supplemental procedure to dental implants.
Esthetic Crown Lengthening
If you feel self-conscious about “short” teeth, you can undergo an esthetic crown lengthening treatment to achieve the smile of your dreams. Crown lengthening can also be used to restore decayed teeth and prepare for dental crown placement. This surgical procedure involves gently removing gum tissue from around a tooth to expose more of its surface.
Laser Therapy (LANAP)
If you’re suffering from periodontal disease, you may benefit from laser therapy (LANAP). This revolutionary treatment is a gentle, precise way to treat gum disease while also promoting healing for a shorter recovery time.
Thanks to our advanced LANAP technology, Dr. Pham can use this laser to quickly remove harmful bacteria that cause gum disease while creating sterilized blood clots for easier healing. These blood clots will also protect your gums against bacteria while you heal.
If you’ve undergone a dental implant procedure in the past, you may be susceptible to peri-implantitis. This condition begins as a bacteria that forms in the gums surrounding the implant site, developing into an oral health issue similar to gum disease.
Dr. Pham can detect even the earliest signs of peri-implantitis and provide the necessary treatment. Like gum disease, this condition can be easily reversed when caught early.
Pre-Prosthetic Crown Lengthening
Pre-prosthetic crown lengthening is performed to create a better foundation for dental crowns. By lengthening the tooth’s crown ahead of time, the dental crown will have stronger retention and seating. This procedure consists of several other treatments, such as gum grafting.
Exposure of Unerupted Tooth
When teeth haven’t erupted as they should, Dr. Pham can expose the tooth with this simple surgical procedure. Teeth may not erupt due to teeth crowding or leftover baby teeth. No matter the reason why a tooth has failed to erupt, Dr. Pham can use this procedure to get your dental health on track and promote proper teeth alignment.
Dr. Pham has years of experience in the realm of periodontics, so he’s capable of diagnosing and treating several gum problems. If your gums are swollen, inflamed, or in pain, schedule an appointment at our San Jose office. Dr. Pham will assess your situation and determine the best treatment for you.
Schedule Your Appointment With Dr. Pham
Dr. Pham and our dental professionals at Contemporary Dental Arts are dedicated to supporting and restoring your gum health. If you suspect the health of your gums is in jeopardy, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment at our San Jose office by calling (408) 253-4150. You can also fill out our convenient online contact form and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.