At Pickett Family Dental, Dr. Tyson Pickett, DDS FAGD, DDS, FAGD and our incredibly dedicated team employs the most advanced and meticulous approach to treating patients with damaged or missing teeth, with a particular focus on promoting the healing and health of gum tissue. Understanding the crucial role that gums play in overall oral health, our strategy encompasses several key steps designed to clean the affected areas thoroughly and support the natural healing process of the gums.

Initial Assessment and Cleaning

The journey towards healing begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health. This includes identifying any signs of infection, inflammation, or damage to the gum tissue. The initial step in our treatment process involves a thorough diagnostic evaluation, employing advanced imaging technologies such as digital X-rays and intraoral cameras. This allows us to assess the extent of damage or disease with precision and to tailor our treatment plans accordingly. Following the assessment, we perform a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums, utilizing advanced dental equipment designed to remove plaque and tartar buildup gently. This step is crucial in eliminating bacteria that can cause gum disease and further deterioration of oral health.

How We Clean and Heal Gum Tissue from Damaged and Missing Teeth

Plaque and Tartar Removal

To address the buildup of plaque and tartar that can lead to gum disease, we perform professional cleaning procedures, including scaling and root planing. Scaling involves the careful removal of plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line. Root planing smooths rough spots on the tooth root where germs gather, helping to remove bacteria that contribute to the disease. This meticulous cleaning process is essential for restoring gum health and preventing further deterioration.

Gum Tissue Treatment

For cases where gum disease has progressed, we may employ more advanced treatments such as laser therapy. Laser gum therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that removes diseased tissue and promotes the regeneration of healthy gums. This technology allows for precision treatment with minimal discomfort and faster healing times.

Restorative Procedures

In situations where teeth are damaged or missing, we offer a range of restorative procedures. Dental crowns are used to cap and protect damaged teeth, restoring their function and appearance. When teeth are missing, dental implants provide a durable and aesthetically pleasing replacement option. Implants also help preserve the jawbone and support the health of the surrounding gum tissue.

Patient Education and Preventative Care

A crucial part of our approach is educating our patients on the importance of good oral hygiene practices. We provide guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as advice on lifestyle choices that can impact oral health. Regular check-ups and cleanings are emphasized as part of a preventative care regimen to maintain oral health and prevent the recurrence of gum disease or tooth damage.

Our commitment at Pickett Family Dental is to provide care that not only addresses immediate concerns but also promotes long-term oral health. By utilizing the latest dental technologies and following the best practices in the field, we strive to ensure our patients achieve and maintain healthy gums and a vibrant smile. If you are experiencing oral pain, discomfort, or wish to learn more about options for replacing missing or damaged teeth, please contact us to schedule a consultation. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care in a welcoming and professional environment.