What are the Different Treatment Options for Advanced Periodontal Diseases?

Advanced periodontal disease is an advanced form of gum disease that has advanced to the bone. This is a serious condition and should not be ignored. If you have advanced periodontal disease, it’s important to consult your dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment options. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what advanced periodontal diseases are, how they can be diagnosed, and the different treatments available from your dentist for advanced cases.

Nonsurgical and surgical procedures can reverse the effects of periodontitis and restore your healthy smile, but it’s important to be aware that you’re at an increased risk for deep tissue infection. According to CDC statistics on American adults over 30 years old, 47% have some form of this disease — which is why we offer such advanced gum treatment as a nonsurgically-based option (we also accept insurance).

Stages Of Periodontal Disease

The onset of advanced periodontal disease is common in stages 3-4. There are three main categories that generally lead to these conditions including gingivitis, chronic periodontitis, and aggressive forms such as early loss or rapid attachment loss. When a person is diseased with periodontitis, it will go through several stages. The first stage of the disease process entails plaque accumulation on teeth. If left untreated at this point, then tartar or calculus forms and damages gum pockets that surround tooth roots. When these pockets become inflamed due to advanced bacterial growth caused by calcified bacteria in them, they form gingivitis which can lead to severe bone loss if not treated before becoming too late for successful treatment options like surgery

When a person has been diagnosed with periodontal disease (or chronic oral infection), there are different stages involved depending on how far along their condition is progressing; however, all cases start off as having accumulated dental plaque around your adult teeth leading to an inflammatory

Non Surgical Treatment Options


Scaling is a deep-cleaning procedure designed to remove tartar and plaque both above the gum line, so it can’t be seen, as well as beneath your gums.

Root Planning:

Root planing is a procedure that maintains the health of your gums and roots. It smoothes out any rough surfaces on these areas to create an environment conducive to reattachment.


To fight off the infection, your periodontist may apply antibiotics locally to help clean out pockets in between teeth and gums. Oral antibiotics can also be taken for a short amount of time because they are absorbed systemically by our bodies through eating or drinking which will kill any bacteria that is causing an internal problem within your mouth.

Surgical And Other Options

Bone Grafts:

A bone graft is a procedure that can prevent tooth loss and encourage the regrowth of your natural bone. This process involves surgically placing small pieces of bones with growth factors to help jumpstart the new formation of healthy cells.

At times, Advanced periodontal disease may result in severe cases where there’s an extensive amount of damage-causing teeth to fall out or become loose within our jaws which opens up more opportunities for bacteria buildups resulting into fatal infections and conditions such as osteomyelitis (inflammation around jawbones). To avoid these risks, it would be necessary to perform this surgical technique called “bone-grafting”. Bone grafted procedures are used when all other methods have failed since they’re known for their low rates of failure.

Pocket Reduction Surgery:

Pocket reduction surgery is also known as flap surgery. During this procedure, your periodontist will make incisions in the gum tissue before folding it back to allow easy access for deep cleaning around your tooth roots. Pocket reduction surgeries are used to remove infectious bacteria and recontour the root of a damaged or diseased tooth so that its new shape allows better fit within bone pockets

Soft Tissue Grafts:

Although you may have a receding gumline, the loss of strong gums can be repaired using a dental procedure known as a gum graft. Gum grafting involves making an incision in your mouth and harvesting healthy tissue from another part such as the roof of your mouth to replace damaged or lost tissues that surround teeth. Not only does this prevent further damage but it also improves appearance by strengthening weak tooth roots and reducing sensitivities associated with thinning enamel due to periodontitis like bleeding when brushing or eating hot foods for example.”

Laser Surgeries:

Lasers have only recently begun to be used in oral care, but they are already showing promising results. Laser periodontal therapy has benefits like precision targeting and a less invasive nature while providing faster recovery time than other forms of treatment. But there isn’t enough evidence demonstrating that laser treatments are better compared with others so speak to your dentist about available options!


All of the above discussion implies that if you have advanced periodontal disease, there are very effective therapies to combat it. Gum (periodontal) disease can spread from the gums to the bone which supports teeth and even cause tooth loss in severe cases. But don’t worry because these treatments range from deep cleanings using scalers or surgical repair of lost gum & bone tissue so they’ve got this covered!

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