Procedure known as 'scaling and root planing', for <em>four or more teeth</em> in a quadrant of the mouth. Scaling and root planing is performed on patients with periodontal attachment loss, inflammation, subgingival calculus deposits, and diseased root cementum. It is considered active therapy, as opposed to being preventive in nature.
A procedure known as "subeptithelial connective tissue graft," which is billed on a per tooth basis. Connective tissue is typically harvested from the palate of the donor, by making two closely spaced incisions and removing the tissue between them. That tissue is typically used to cover exposed tooth roots, preventing sensitivity and caries; and increasing the zone of keratinized tissue to resist food abrasion and toothbrushing forces over time.
Surgical placement of a root-form endosseous ("into the bone") dental implant. Typically these implants are tapered cylinders, and occupy the space where a natural tooth root was removed.
A comprehensive evaluation of a patient's periodontal tissues (Teeth, gums and bone). Periodontal disease has been closely associated with general health problems, including heart disease, strokes, poor circulation in the extremities, diabetes, and complications with pregnancy.