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GSC

Procedure & Portfolio

Periodontal procedures
Prevention & occlusion and TMJ problems


Periodontal treatments & Oral surgery

A periodontal treatment as well as pre-prosthetic surgery is often mandatory to prepare the tissues for further restorative procedures. Such procedures aim to restore tissue health or promote a better tissue configuration before receiving aesthetic restorations. Healthy tissues are the prerequisite for long term success! The extraction of third molars (wisdom teeth) is often indicated to avoid further problems such as inter-dental decay, formation of periodontal pockets or local chronic and acute infections. However, when third molars are accessible to regular hygiene and possibly also to minor restorative procedures, we do not propose their extraction.

Gingivitis is a common inflammatory affection of the gums around teeth (but also implants) which can be easily controlled with more efficient and regular personal hygiene measures. Our dedicated hygienists will help you get rid of this reversible disease, which can over time, or in patients with specific risk, develop into periodontitis, a more severe problem, leading to irreversible bone loss. Different forms of periodontitis are today recognized according to clinical and microbiological features. In collaboration with our hygienists, specialists in periodontics who work near the GSC will offer their expertise to solve this eventual problem, if necessary.

Prevention & Hygiene

Prevention plays a predominant role in modern quality dentistry. Not only do we aim to restore teeth and give our patients a more beautiful smile, but we also care about their long term oral and dental health. The whole team will therefore focus on the individual risk assessment for decays and periodontal diseases, which will allow us to adapt initial therapy and maintenance programs to each patient’s need.

Occlusion & TMJ problems

A busy & stressful life can also have an important impact on our teeth. Actually, over the last 10 years, parfunctional habits such as bruxism and clenching have increased by about 100%! This condition is responsible for abnormal functional stresses which lead to excessive tooth wear, fracture and failure of restorations, as well as TMJ (Temporo-mandibular joint) problems. We take this into very serious consideration and therefore will evaluate carefully any sign of parafunction to integrate this risk factor into our treatment plan. We may decide to take some specific preventive measures in the form of night guards or other appliances which help to protect your teeth as well as new restorations. Such measures are of the highest significance for long-term restoration success and maintenance.