Repair The Damage Done By Gum Disease
Periodontists often treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or bone loss. Periodontists offer a variety of treatments, such as root planing or soft tissue grafting . They can also treat patients with severe gum problems using a range of surgical procedures. A periodontist is also specially trained in the placement and repair of dental implants.
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A gum lift or crown lengthening may be performed to create a more even gum line. Patients with a gummy smile can quickly and safely have unwanted tissue removed, thus exposing more tooth to shape a more attractive smile.
A gum lift may be performed to create a more even gum line. Patients with a gummy smile can quickly and safely have unwanted tissue removed, thus exposing more tooth to shape a more attractive smile.
If your gums have receded and are causing tooth sensitivity or are not aesthetically pleasing, a gingival tissue graft will restore the proper gum tissue structure around the tooth.
When deep pockets between teeth and gums (6 millimeters or deeper) are present, it is difficult for a dentist to thoroughly remove the plaque and tartar. Flap surgery is a procedure where the gum flap is lifted away from the tooth.
Sometimes, gaps between the upper two front teeth are caused because the soft tissue fold between the upper lip and gums extends down farther than it should. A frenectomy is a simple procedure that removes this large fold and allows the space between the teeth to be corrected.
A procedure known as sinus grafting (sinus lift) is performed to create bone that will ultimately hold an implant within the sinus. Sinus grafting is an extremely common form of bone grafting.
Bone grafting to the jaws and facial structures may be necessary in a wide variety of scenarios. The most common bone grafts are facial skeleton and jaw procedures.
When a tooth is lost, both bone and gum tissue compete for the defect space. The gum tissue generates quicker than bone, thus assuming the space. With a membrane placement we can keep the gum tissue from the space, while the bone regenerates.
Bone grafting of the ridge is almost always required to enable accurate placement of dental implants. The grafting is completed utilizing tissue bank and/or synthetic bone particles combined with collagen membranes.
The shape of the tooth root is always different from the shape of a dental implant and hence there are always residual socket defects (holes) that must be filled in so that there can be excellent contact of the implant to the newly formed bone.
Temporary anchorage devices (TADs) for orthodontic anchorage are widely accepted. They are changing the way orthodontists treat some patients' malocclusions.
There are a few general rules to follow before and after oral surgery. Please take the time to review them to help make your experience more comfortable and enjoyable.
Surgery can be a little overwhelming. We have provided a list of common questions we receive regarding oral surgery. If you still have questions after reading through our list please call us at (757) 333-7444.