Preventative Care for Brookfield, CT, Newtown, CT, Redding, CT & Neighboring Areas
Dr Strait is a periodontist as well as a general and cosmetic dentist and has advanced post-graduate specialty training and experience treating and correcting all aspects of periodontal defects and disease.
However, the basis and long term success of all periodontal care is the elimination of periodontal pathogenic bacteria by effective oral hygiene and preventive care.
The purpose of periodontal surgery is the repair or regeneration of existing defects in the gums, bone, and supporting structures. If surgery is required, you will not need to visit a separate specialist to have it done, but can have your surgical treatment right here at Wilton Dental Associates. Surgery, however, does not eliminate, stop, or prevent the continuation or re-occurrence of periodontal disease, nor the further destruction or recession of these tissues.
At Wilton Dental Associates, our primary purpose is to enable you to eliminate pathogenic periodontal bacteria on a permanent basis, in order to assure your success in preventing future problems and maintaining dental health.
To help us ensure the health of your gums, we utilize these advanced dental tools:
Periodontal Screening and Recording Probe
An invaluable component of periodontal screening, this tool allows us to quickly and effectively determine the health of your gums, as well as your risk for gum disease. The PSR probe is used to examine the gum-line around each individual tooth, and measure the depth of the pockets between the teeth and gums. These measurements are recorded and calculated on a scale to determine how healthy your gum tissue is.
Antibiotic Gum Treatment
If periodontal issues are found within your gums, we act fast. Antibiotics are an effective way to treat a variety of gum problems. Depending on the type of bacteria, antibiotic therapy may be used to treat abscesses, certain types of gingivitis, periodontitis, and gum disease that has not improved with other treatments. The antibiotics will either be placed under the affected gum tissue, or it will be prescribed as an oral medication.
Plaque and tartar are the root causes of many types of gum disease; it is imperative that both be removed thoroughly each time you visit. When the build-up is advanced or has extended below the gum-line, an ultra-sonic scaler may be used. This instrument breaks down and removes plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the surfaces of your teeth. High-frequency vibration breaks down bacterial cell membranes, so any build-up on the tooth or tooth root is removed quickly and completely.
Oraqix Topical Anesthetic System
We understand that although gum treatment may be necessary for your dental health, it doesn’t always feel good. That’s why we use the most advanced anesthetic methods to ensure your comfort. The Oraqix topical anesthetic system allows our hygienist to numb the gums and periodontal structures without using any other anesthesia. This enables us to perform prophylaxis cleaning, periodontal scaling, and root planing in a comfortable and painless manner.
To find out how Dr. Van Strait at Wilton Dental Associates in CT can help you with your dental needs, call 203-761-0223.