Dr Patterson is able to diagnose, treat and manage a range of diseases that affect the periodontal tissues. The treatment options he provides include both surgical and non-surgical approaches, including the use of lasers and local and systemic antimicrobials, depending on the type and extent of the disease.
One of the most common diseases affecting the periodontal tissues is periodontitis. The disease affects the bone and the supporting tissues around the teeth, causing gaps between the teeth and gums. This can lead to deterioration and loosening of the teeth, although the progression of the disease can occur over a long period of time and often goes unnoticed. The most common symptom of the early stage of the disease is bleeding gums during brushing, which may stop over time as the gums continue to deteriorate.
There are a number of surgical procedures available for the treatment of periodontal disease, including: