Non Surgical Perio Treatment - Splinting
Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment Allentown, Philadelphia, PA
Periodontal disease can destroy enough tooth supporting alveolar bone that teeth loosen and some, frequently the back ones may be lost. Those that remain, may be incapable of withstanding the increased chewing forces place upon them. This can lead to pathalogic migration, tipping and displacement of the remaining teeth, bite collapse or loss of vertical demension of occlusion and changes in the facial contours. It may also lead to problems in the jaw joints. Re-inforcing the remaining teeth with a periodontal stabilization splint is often done in such cases. This may involve milling a slot into the teeth and inlaying a wire which is then bonded to place with composite resin filling material or a length of fibre enforcing mesh may be bonded to the sides of the teeth without preparing them at all. Regardless of the method, periodontal stabilization can significantly reduce the forces placed on the remaining periodontal attachment and prolong the service life of the natural remaining teeth. If you have loose teeth or suspect you have gum disease give Allentown periodontist Dr. Potter a call today. He services patients from all over the Philadelphia market from his Allentown and Haverford offices.