Wisdom Teeth Extractions
With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, we evaluate the position of your wisdom teeth and predict if there could be future problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient.
The small band of muscle fibers hidden under the lip is called the frenum. In some people, this frenum develops too close to the teeth or tongue. Untreated frenums can cause gum recession, a gap between the front teeth, speech problems and a “poor latch” during breastfeeding.
Gum recession is corrected by transplanting a thick, resistant type of gum from the roof of your mouth to the area where thicker gum is needed. This procedure is highly successful.
Gummy Smile, Gingivectomy & Crown lengthening
In a simple procedure, excessive gum is removed using local anesthetic to eliminate spaces or pockets (Gingivectomy), expose more of the tooth (Crown lengthening) or create a more attractive smile (Gummy smile correction)
Eliminating existing bacteria and regenerating bone and tissue helps to reduce pocket depth and repair damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease. The chronic inflammation associated with this under-the-gumline bacteria, has been linked with serious diseases such as heart disease and stroke.