A “gummy smile” is used to describe an instance where teeth are covered with excess gum tissue resulting in a less esthetically pleasing smile. The procedure involves reshaping or recontouring the gum tissue and bone around the tooth in question to create a new gum-to–tooth relationship.
If non-surgical treatments cannot reduce pocket depth, surgery may be needed. Surgery on gum and bone can reduce pocket depth and save a tooth or teeth. It also allows the dentist to remove tartar deep below the gumline. In some cases, pocket reduction surgery is combined with regenerative procedures. (Krames patient education) · Osseous Surgery/Pocket reduction · Periodontal Regeneration (Bone Grafts): The health of the bone that holds our teeth is often overlooked. It can be damaged or lost by tooth or gum disease, or even by the absence of a tooth.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the gums and bone that support the teeth, leading to inflammation, gum recession, bone loss, and potentially tooth loss if left untreated.
Symptoms can include red, swollen, or tender gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, receding gums, loose or shifting teeth, persistent bad breath, and changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite.
Coverage for periodontal treatment can vary depending on your specific insurance plan. It's best to check with your insurance provider for details.
How we work
Start your journey to better oral health by scheduling an appointment with our team at Bakers Square Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. Our friendly staff will help you find a convenient time for your visit.
During your first visit, our periodontists will conduct a thorough examination of your oral health. This includes reviewing your medical history, taking necessary X-rays, and assessing your gums, teeth, and bone structure
Our skilled periodontists will carry out the procedures outlined in your treatment plan. We use advanced techniques and technology to ensure your comfort and the effectiveness of the treatment.
After treatment, regular periodontal maintenance is crucial to keep your gums and teeth healthy. This includes regular check-ups and cleanings at our practice, as well as good oral hygiene habits at home
Get in touch with Bakers Square Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. We’re here to answer any questions you may have about our services.