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How Does Periodontal Splinting Preserve Your Teeth?

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Periodontal disease can cause your teeth to become loose due to the loss of supporting tissue and bone around them. When teeth begin to wiggle, it not only affects your comfort but also your ability to chew and speak properly. Periodontal splinting is a technique used to stabilize these loose teeth, giving them a chance to heal and regain strength. By connecting weak teeth to stronger ones, splinting provides the necessary support and reduces movement, allowing the gums and bones to recover.

At Union City Oral Surgery Group, we understand how distressing it can be to experience loose teeth. This procedure is one of the effective ways we help preserve the natural structure of your mouth. If you are experiencing symptoms that might require splinting, our team is equipped to assess your condition and provide the best care tailored to your needs.

What is Periodontal Splinting?

Periodontal splinting involves joining two or more teeth together using a stable material, typically a composite resin, to reduce mobility and distribute biting forces more evenly among them. The splint acts as a bridge, connecting the loose teeth to one another and sometimes to the neighboring stable teeth. This process not only helps in alleviating symptoms but also aids in the healing process by keeping teeth in their proper positions.

The materials used for splinting are designed to be comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, often resembling the color of natural teeth. The procedure is minimally invasive, offering a significant benefit for those who might be apprehensive about more complex dental surgeries. While the splint is temporary and not a cure for periodontal disease, it provides critical time for more definitive treatments to be planned and executed.

The effectiveness of splinting largely depends on the severity of tooth mobility and the overall health of the patient’s gums and bones. Therefore, a thorough examination and diagnosis are essential before proceeding with this treatment option. This ensures each patient receives a customized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs.

How Splinting Helps in the Longer Term

By immobilizing the loose teeth, splinting helps in several key ways. It allows the natural healing process of the periodontal tissues to take place, potentially leading to the regeneration of lost bone and tissue. Additionally, it helps in maintaining the proper alignment of teeth, which is crucial for the correct functioning of the jaw and for preventing further dental complications.

Another long-term benefit of splinting is the prevention of tooth loss. Keeping natural teeth is always preferable to dental extractions and replacements, which can be more invasive, costly, and time-consuming. By preserving teeth, splinting contributes to maintaining overall oral health and the aesthetics of your smile.

Furthermore, stabilizing the teeth reduces the risk of damage from excessive mobility. It prevents the teeth from moving into unfavorable positions or impacting other teeth, which could lead to additional dental issues. This preventative approach not only saves the patient from future discomfort but also from potentially higher medical bills.

Why Choose Union City Oral Surgery Group?

At Union City Oral Surgery Group, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care. Our state-of-the-art facilities and the knowledge of Dr. Nancy Herbst, who has over 25 years of experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery, ensure you receive the most advanced and effective treatments available. We pride ourselves on a patient-centric approach, focusing on comfort and satisfaction throughout your treatment journey.

Whether you need periodontal splinting or any other oral surgery, you can trust us to provide you with a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. For more information on how we can assist you with your oral health needs or to schedule a consultation, please contact us at (201) 601-9262 or visit our contact form. Let us help you preserve your teeth and maintain your oral health with the utmost care.