Periodontal Disease Treatment in Fishers

When you have a problem with your gums, you need gum infection treatment to eliminate bacteria that causes infection. Board certified by the American Academy of Periodontology, Dr. Andreina Vitto, offers several treatment options depending on the severity of your problem. Dr. Vitto starts with the least invasive nonsurgical options. In more serious cases, periodontal surgery may be required.

Nonsurgical Periodontal Disease Treatment

Your first line of defense is a gum infection treatment called “scaling and root planing.” We use an ultrasonic cleaning device to remove plaque and tartar from places on your teeth where regular cleaning can't reach: below the gumline, on the tooth itself and around the root. We smooth the rough surfaces of the teeth to provide a healthy, clean surface that allows gum tissue to reattach. By addressing gum disease early, scaling and root planing may be the only treatment you need.

Surgical Periodontal Disease Treatment Options

When tissue or bone surrounding your teeth is too damaged, we may use one of several surgical procedures to prevent further damage and restore a healthy smile. We will recommend the procedure that is best suited to your needs. The most common types of gum infection treatment include:

Pocket Depth Reduction

When you mouth is healthy, your teeth are firmly surrounded by gum tissue and securely supported by your jawbones. Periodontal disease damages these tissues, leaving open spaces called pockets around your teeth. It is easier for bacteria to collect inside the pockets, leading to more damage over time. The supportive structure degrades to the point where your tooth falls out or needs to be removed.

The pocket reduction procedure is known as “flap surgery.” We remove the bacteria, hardened plaque and tartar that have collected. We may also remove tissue that is too damaged to survive. Once the tooth and root are free of bacteria, plaque and tartar and the pockets are reduced, restored gums can reattach to your teeth.

Regeneration

During regeneration, we fold back the gum tissue and removing the bacteria, plaque and tartar. We may then perform a bone graft to stimulate new bone growth or apply a special kind of protein that stimulates tissue growth to repair the damaged areas destroyed by periodontal disease.

Soft-Tissue Graft

Gum recession (also called gingival recession or simply receding gums) is a frequent sign of gum disease. Roots are revealed as gums recede, making teeth appear longer and creating sensitivity to hot or cold liquids or food. Receding gums expose teeth to greater damage from gum disease by allowing bacteria, plaque and tartar to attack the teeth and its roots. During a soft-tissue graft, we add tissue from the top of your mouth or another source to cover roots and restore the gumline to its original, healthy position. We may also perform this procedure for cosmetic reasons such as an overly “toothy” smile.

Surgical Dental Laser

Our surgical dental laser is incredibly precise, minimally traumatic, and will rapidly heal with minimal post-operative discomfort. Our laser technology reduces the chance of infection, results in little to no bleeding or swelling, and its optimum precision vaporizes and modifies soft tissue during treatment. It’s gentle precision gives our patients less time in our office and more time enjoying their healthy new smile.

Our surgical dental laser can treat:

  • Gingivectomy, Gingivoplasty
  • Soft Tissue Crown Lengthening
  • Troughing for impressions or cementation
  • Creating emergence profile for Ovate Pontics
  • Recontouring of interproximal tissue
  • Implant exposure
  • Treating of Aphtous Ulcers, Herpetic Lesions
  • Biopsy and Fibroma Removal
  • Abscess Care - Incision and Drainage
  • Hemostasis
  • Frenum Release
  • Exposure of slow erupting teeth
  • Sealing lymphatics in surgical area
  • Soft Tissue curettage for periodontal treatment
  • Treating Gingival Hyperplasia
  • Operculectomy

 

 

We welcome patients from Fishers, McCordsville, Carmel, Westfield, Nobelsville, Geist and Indianapolis. If you've been searching for a "dentist near me" for comprehensive dentistry and high-quality dental spa care, call Vitto Dental Spa at (317) 288-4226 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vitto today, or use our convenient Request an Appointment form.

Testimonials

  • I've struggled with dentists because of my medical anxiety, but Dr. Vitro and her staff are phenomenal. They were always encouraging and supportive, and really cared about me and my needs. What could've been an awful time turned out to be a wonderful one. I really recommend them if you suffer from anxiety like I do.
    ~– Kristen G.

  • Dr. Vitto is an excellent doctor. She took the time to explain every procedure she was doing. She was very supportive, and thorough when explaining the process. She is a professional and has a naturally lovely personality. I would recommend Dr. Vitto to everyone. She is the best.
    ~– Lorena C.

  • Who gets a deep cleaning and a root canal and has absolutely no pain the next day with no medication? I do because of Vitto Dental Spa!!! Thank you so much to Dr. Vitto and her amazing staff!
    ~– Cristen K.

  • In my 40+ years of seeing dentists, this is by far the best experience I have ever had. The Lord let me to this website - praise His name. I feel like family.
    ~– Adrienne J.

  • I appreciate the top notch care received with every visit! Nikki is on top of things with scheduling, insurance and assisting wherever needed!Excellent communication, courteous staff. Office runs very smoothly , organized and professional. Staff is very accommodating to my needs and concerns. Office is immaculate, very relaxing atmosphere, what a pleasure! Thank you Dr.Vitto and Staff!
    ~– Mary Jo L.

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Dr. Andreina C. Vitto is a board-certified periodontist and dental director of Vitto Dental Spa: a multi-specialty, full-service dental practice and aesthetic dental spa located at 11630 Olio Road, Suite 100, in Fishers, IN 46037. Please call 317-288-4226 for more information or an appointment that fits your schedule.

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