Scaling and root planing is a common treatment for periodontal disease. This method allows Dr. Welch and Dr. Schilt to provide a deeper cleaning between the compromised teeth and gums, possibly preventing progression of the disease as well as tooth loss.
Dental bone grafting may be recommended by Dr. Welch and Dr. Schilt at McKenzie River Dental if your jaw bone has deteriorated due to disease, trauma, or missing teeth. Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that rebuilds the structure of the jaw, restoring both height and width and strengthening the jaw.
Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure to expose more surface area of a tooth by removing gum tissue or bone. Crown lengthening may be necessary if a tooth breaks off at the gum line, if there’s decay underneath a crown or filling, or if there is an abundance of gum and bone tissue already around teeth.