Healthy gums are a big step toward having a healthy smile. We provide comprehensive treatment options for patients of all ages.
Periodontists treat problems related to chronic long term loss of teeth due to gum disease. In addition, other complex bone and soft tissue augmentation procedures related to periodontal and dental implant procedures will be undertaken. Multi-faceted inter-disciplinary treatment modalities related to dental implant dentistry are incorporated through a comprehensive dental care plan with other dental specialists.
Why see a periodontist?
Periodontists focus on treating disease and disorders related to the gums. If you have periodontal disease or are concerned about the health of your gums, a periodontist can help. Periodontal diseases can range from gum inflammation to serious infections that can cause major damage to the tissue and bone that support the teeth. Periodontal disease can begin due to a lack of routine dental care. If the plaque and tartar that are formed on teeth aren’t removed, they can become harmful and cause gingivitis or inflammation of the gums. When gingivitis is not treated, it can become periodontitis or inflammation around the tooth. When this happens, the gums begin to separate from the teeth and form pockets that can become infected.
When should I see a periodontist?
You should see a periodontist if you believe your gums might be infected. Some symptoms of periodontal disease include gums bleeding while eating or brushing, loose teeth, or gum recession. A periodontist can examine your teeth and offer treatment options. If you have teeth missing or if a tooth needs to be removed, a periodontist can help with dental implants.
WVU periodontic clinic services
At WVU Periodontics, you will receive the highest quality care in a new state-of-the-art facility. We offer a multi-disciplinary approach to our treatments and work closely with other specialties, including orthodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, and oral surgery.
Our clinic offers the following procedures:
- Scaling and root planning
- Surgical treatment
- Placing dental implants
- Tissue grafts and other cosmetic procedures