If it’s been a long time since your last visit to the dentist, it can start to become too hard to ignore the truth: your teeth and gums need attention. If their oral health gets particularly bad, some patients may even avoid the dentist out of shame or fear of bad news. However, even badly decayed or damaged gums can be treated. No matter how far gone your gums are, it’s never the wrong choice to seek out treatment. Dr. Robert Cain is a dentist in Knoxville, TN that offers a variety of treatments to stabilize and repair unhealthy gums. You can learn more about gum treatments that reverse gum pockets and clean beneath the gumline here:
Microsurgery uses specialized small dental tools and magnification to perform minimally invasive techniques with less downtime than traditional surgery.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing are deep cleaning techniques that clean bacteria out of deep gum pockets and then smooth out the roots of the teeth to prevent further decay.
Osseous surgery reduces the size of deep gum pockets to prevent bacteria from building up. This type of gum surgery can reduce your chances of more problems in the future.
A gingivectomy uses a special dental laser to remove diseased tissue that can’t be saved with special cleaning. This can keep unhealthy tissue from doing harm to the otherwise healthy gum tissue.
Soft Tissue Graft
If you have lost too much tissue to gum disease, a gum graft can stabilize the teeth by rebuilding the gum line. This can also improve the appearance of your gum line.
Schedule a Consultation
Have you been avoiding the dentist out of fear that your gums can’t be treated? Dr. Robert Cain offers a variety of treatments to stabilize and treat even severely damaged gums in Knoxville, TN. To schedule a consultation, contact East Tennessee Periodontics on our website or at (865) 280-1173. If you have any remaining questions about the treatment options that Dr. Cain and his team offer, ask a member of our staff. They will be happy to help you.