Surgical Periodontal Treatments – Mount Prospect, IL
Improving the Foundation & Function of Your Smile
Whether you’ve been suffering from gum disease or you require preparatory procedures to be a good candidate for dental implants, Dr. Khan is able to provide a range of surgical periodontal treatments in Mount Prospect to improve the health and function of your mouth. Our team at Epic Periodontics & Implant Center uses the latest dental technology, like our soft tissue laser, to not only give you the best possible results, but to also minimize healing periods and improve treatment outcomes.
Why Choose Epic Periodontics & Implant Center for Surgical Periodontal Treatments?
- Safe & Effective Soft Tissue Laser
- Preparatory Procedures for Dental Implant Treatment
- We Accept & Maximize Dental Insurance
Gum grafts are performed by skilled periodontists who are specially trained in managing gum health, including treating periodontal (gum) disease. Gum recession can occur as a result of infection, leading to an increased risk of tooth decay and severe sensitivity and discomfort. To prevent these negative consequences, Dr. Khan can take a portion of soft tissue from the roof of the mouth or healthy gum tissue and graft it to the receded gumline. This two-part gum disease treatment helps prevent additional oral health problems from developing down the road as a result of gum recession.
Bone grafting in Mount Prospect is a common preparatory treatment required for patients who would like dental implants, but have been missing teeth for years. Because there are no longer tooth roots providing necessary blood flow and support to the jawbone, it will deteriorate with time. Osseointegration is a crucial part of the success of dental implants, so in order to ensure proper fusion with the jawbone, Dr. Khan can improve bone density by placing a graft that will add support to your future implants.
If you have naturally large sinuses, have experienced bone resorption on your top jawbone, or your bone has been affected by gum disease, you may require a sinus lift for successful dental implant surgery. During this process, Dr. Khan will raise your sinuses and place a bone graft beneath them to hold them in place. This will prevent the implants from penetrating the sinuses, which could lead to complications.
Crown lengthening is a procedure that allows Dr. Khan to reshape your gumline at the base of a tooth to make it more visible. This is helpful when it comes to fitting new dental restorations properly, treating tooth decay that has occurred below the gumline, or fixing a broken or fractured tooth below the gumline. Dr. Khan uses a soft tissue laser to safely and effectively remove the tissue, minimizing bleeding as well as risk of infection due to its ability to immediately cauterize the area on-contact.
Lip and tongue-ties have been known to impact people of all ages, leading to reduced mobility of the tongue and lips. As a result, people may experience difficulty eating certain foods, speech issues, and gaps that form between the teeth. To address these problems at any age, Dr. Khan can remove any overgrown tissue that connects the lips to the gums and the tongue to the floor of the mouth, improving oral function.