Periodontics

Alpha Omega Dental Center

Family & General Dentist located in Marquette, MI

You know you need to take care of your teeth, but do you ever think about the parts of your mouth that support them? Your gums and jaw are just as important. At Alpha Omega Dental Center, Cynthia Wiggins, DDS, offers periodontics services to help you keep your entire mouth healthy. To learn more about periodontics, call the office in Marquette, Michigan.

Periodontics Q&A

What is periodontics?

Periodontics is a dental field that focuses on keeping your teeth’s supporting structures – including your gums – as healthy as possible. Anyone who has ever had even a mild case of gingivitis knows that maintaining gum health is critical in protecting your teeth.

At the Alpha Omega Dental Center, the team uses the Perio 360 process and therapy for periodontal disease. The test consists of bacteriological identification, nutrition, advanced home care, and more.

If you’re dealing with periodontal disease or need a dental implant and want to ensure the supporting structures of your mouth are ready, the team at Alpha Omega Dental Center can help.

What can be done for your gums?

Some of the treatments the periodontists at Alpha Omega Dental Center can offer include:

Scaling and root planing

When the infection gets into the root of your tooth, under your gums, cleaning it out isn’t easy. Fortunately, our Hygienst has specialized training in cleaning infected root surfaces.

Root surface debridement

If you have damaged tissue in your mouth, our Hygienst can remove it while protecting the surrounding healthy gums.

Regenerative procedures

If you’ve lost bone or tissue in your mouth, our Hygienist can help you reverse it. For example, you can work together to treat gum recession, ensuring your teeth have the protection and support they need.

Dental implants

The success of a dental implant depends on how it works with the rest of your mouth. You want it to be well-supported and flawlessly integrated into your smile, and we can deliver exactly that.

When should I see a periodontist?

Unlike the dentist, you don’t need to see a periodontist for maintenance. Attending your regular teeth cleanings at Alpha Omega Dental Center gives them the chance to appraise your mouth health. 

If the team does notice any signs of periodontal disease, they can connect you to their in-house periodontal staff so they can restore your oral health as quickly and easily as possible.

To learn more about periodontics, call Alpha Omega Dental Center to schedule your appointment.