Periodontics

Periodontal Dental Services
Periodontics is a dental specialty that prevents, diagnoses and treats periodontal disease that affects the gums and jawbone. Your gums serve a great purpose in your mouth. They surround and support your teeth and the underlying jawbone that anchors teeth firmly in place. If you have concerns or issues about your gums, contact us today to evaluate your full mouth as a first step to achieving better dental health.
Some of periodontal dental services that we provide are: Scaling & Root Planing, Periodontal Maintenance, and managing your bruxism and teeth grinding issues. Read below to learn more.

Scaling & Root Planing

We are proud to offer periodontal scaling and root planing for our patients. Periodontal scaling and root planing removes tartar that has built up on your gum roots. Often your gums will start to pull away from your teeth, leaving a pocket that bacteria and food particles love to call home.
Periodontal scaling and root planing is the most effective way to get rid of gum disease.
Periodontal scaling and root planing cleans off tartar and other buildup on your teeth. We also clean between your gums and your teeth. There are times when an antibiotic needs to be placed between your teeth and gums if we have any concerns of infection.
Scaling and root planing at Zona Rosa Dental

Periodontal Maintenance

The key to keeping periodontal disease under control is early diagnosis and treatment, followed by prompt ongoing treatment. Through periodontal maintenance, we can help you gain control of the disease and increase your chances of keeping your teeth.
Periodontal bacteria can grow to a point where bone loss starts. To keep this loss from happening, periodontal cleanings are very important. On-going periodontal maintenance is necessary to ensure optimum oral health so it is important that you continue to take the time to take care of your periodontal needs.

Bruxism Treatments (Teeth Grinding)

Custom made Night guards for teeth grinding at Zona Rosa Dental
Teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) can be a difficult problem for children and adults who deal with daily stress, especially because the habit is often unconscious and occurs during sleep. If your teeth are showing signs of wear or facial pain is becoming more and more common, please don’t hesitate to visit our dental office. Our team offers customized night guards which are comfortable to wear at night and can protect your smile from the consequences of bruxism.
Did you know that an estimated 8% of people clench or grind their teeth while they sleep? It’s true. Even more alarming is the fact that most don’t even know they are doing it.
If you suspect that you’re grinding your teeth at night, there is a way to protect your smile. You can get a night guard.
A night guard is a removable dental appliance that is similar to an athletic mouth guard. It provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth to protect them from grinding while you sleep, which in turn shields your teeth from wear, gum irritation, enamel damage, and jaw pain. Furthermore, night guards are custom made to ensure comfort and safety so that you can sleep more soundly than ever before.

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We can’t wait to meet your entire family and help you all start working toward the healthy, beautiful smiles you deserve with our personalized care.
We are located in Kansas City, MO and welcome patients from all over the Northland area and beyond.