At Cloud Dental Center in St Albans, we also pride ourselves on providing all general dental services, as well as endodontic (root canal therapy), bridges, crowns, fillings, cosmetic dentistry, cleanings and many more.
When a tooth is extracted, some bone loss will inevitably occur. This loss will gradually increase over the years so that the height and width of the bone may be affected. To slow down this process you will need a bone graft to preserve your bone level for a better placement of a future implant. The sooner the implant is placed after the loss of a tooth, the better the chances to maintain the volume of bone.
Sometimes, a tooth with a fracture or decay under the gum cannot be restored properly because access and visibility are compromised. It is then necessary to do a crown lengthening before restoring the tooth. The procedure consists of adjusting the height of the gum and bone to expose the healthy coronal part of it. This way, your dentist will be able to access and correctly restore your tooth without irritating your gum and lower the risk of failure of the restoration.
Before restoring the tooth, the patient usually has to wait 4 months for proper healing and readjustment of the osseous and gingival tissue.
When your periodontal pocket is very deep, we might require extra help to stimulate better results. Science is great and progressing. Emdogain by Strauman is an enamel matrix derivative (protein based gel) product that promotes regeneration of your bone and gum that was affected by periodontitis. It helps to save and preserve your tooth. In selected cases, this great product can be used during your periodontal surgery in order to increase the success of the treatment.
Biopsy and Benign Lesion Removal
When we are doing an evaluation, we don’t just look at your teeth. Your throat, tongue, cheek, etc., are also examined to make sure everything looks normal. If your dentist see something uncommon we might recommend you to do a biopsy. A biopsy is a small removal of the suspicious tissue in order to have it analyzed by a pathologist to confirm the presence or absence of a disease. This procedure is usually quick and only gives light discomfort.