What is periodontal splinting?

When teeth are damaged, dental professionals such as Drs. Mircea Mitu and George D’Louhy have a variety of solutions that might be appropriate. After evaluating a patient’s situation, they can determine if treatments such as periodontal splinting might be beneficial. Manteca, California area patients who need this treatment, will find how easy and effective it is to splint weak or loose teeth within the smile.

Periodontal splinting explained

Periodontal splinting is a treatment option used to stabilize teeth that are loose or have been damaged by periodontal disease. A periodontal splint is a thin, transparent plastic sheet bonded to the teeth using a unique dental adhesive. The splint helps hold the teeth in place and protects them from further damage. Tooth splinting may also be recommended after dental surgery to help keep the teeth in position while they heal.

Why might I need periodontal splinting?  

You may need splinting if you have loose teeth or if your teeth have been damaged by periodontal disease. Periodontal splinting may also be recommended after dental surgery to help keep the teeth in position while they heal.

How is periodontal splinting performed?

Periodontal splinting is usually performed in a dentist’s office. The teeth are cleaned and dried, and a thin, transparent plastic sheet is then bonded to the teeth using a unique dental adhesive. The splint helps hold the teeth in place and protects them from further damage. Tooth splinting usually takes only a few minutes to complete.

What are the risks of periodontal splinting?

The risks of periodontal splinting are minimal. However, some people may experience minor discomfort or gum irritation after the procedure. Rarely, teeth may become loose after splinting.

How long will the effects of periodontal splinting last?

The effects of periodontal splinting usually last for several months. However, the splint may need to be replaced if it becomes damaged or dislodged.

How do I learn more about periodontal splinting?

Drs. Mitu and D’Louhy of Family Dental Center in Manteca, CA, are here to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. If you need splinting for loose teeth or weak teeth, periodontal splinting might be right for you. Call the office at (209) 420-1205 to request an appointment at 521 East Center Street.

Dr. Mircea Mitu

Mircea Mitu DDS, FICOI

Dr. Mircea Mitu has almost three decades of dental experience, including nine years of associateship and managing clinical practices in the East Bay Area and several years of practice and academic positions in prosthodontics. Before setting up his practice, he completed hundreds of hours in postgraduate dentistry. He has attended prestigious organizations like the UCLA Center for Aesthetic Program and Misch International Implant Institute.

Dr. Mitu is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Joaquin County Dental Association and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.