Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support the teeth.Teeth are supported by
the gums, or gingiva. A tooth’s root is anchored to its socket by fibers called periodontal ligaments.
The gums do not attach to the teeth as firmly as one might think. A shallow, V-shaped gap called a
sulcus exists between the teeth and the gums. Periodontal disease affects this gap. Eventually, in
periodontal disease, the tissues supporting the tooth break down. If only the gums are involved in
this breakdown, the disease is called gingivitis. If only the connecting tissues and bone are involved,
it is called periodontitis.
Crowns : Porcelain Crowns
Porcelain crowns have a wide variety of uses, including, but not limited to – teeth lightening,
gap narrowing, fix teeth that stick out, reduce crowding in the mouth. Their versatility means that
they are used as a fix for a lot of potential problems that patients may be having. Apart from fixing
tooth problems, they can also be used to improve the outward appearance of the teeth. For those that
are insecure about the appearance of their teeth or their smile, porcelain crowns can be a one-fix-for-all-problems
Root Canal: Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected.
During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and
sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may
Esthetic Dentistry: Veneers
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin,
custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve
your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size,
or length. Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain
veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of
Root planing and scaling for gum disease
Root planing and scaling is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes
severe. Root planing and scaling cleans between the gums and the teeth down to the roots. Your dentist
may need to use a local anesthetic to numb your gums and the roots of your teeth. Some dentists and
dental hygienists will use an ultrasonic tool for the planing and scaling. This tool is not as uncomfortable
as a standard scraping tool, but not all cleanings require this type of tool.