Treating gum disease can be the difference between a healthy smile. As a periodontist, our office can diagnose and treat your gum disease with the best patient care plan for you. Whether you are suffering from general gum disease or advanced gum disease, we have the knowledge and expertise to treat your case. Stop in today for an initial consultation and let our professional, friendly staff take care of you.
As a periodontists, we will treat our patients with the most conservative measures possible, but when surgery is necessary we can also facilitate oral health and aesthetics. If your case requires gum surgery, here are a few reasons why:
1. To restore gum tissues lost to periodontal disease. Also known as guided tissue regeneration, this procedure is often combined with bone grafting to help support the teeth.
2. To cosmetically improve your gum line. Known as muco-gingival surgery, this procedure grafts soft oral tissues into the gum line to fill in areas that have become recessed. The gum grafts conceal exposed tooth roots to allow for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
3. To prepare your teeth for dental restorations. The purpose of this type of gum surgery is to reveal more of the tooth's root, effectively lengthening the crown of the tooth. Crown lengthening is reserved for patients who have decay below the gum line or have inadequate tooth structure to support a dental restoration.