Eliminate gum disease and gummy smiles with periodontal surgery at Plano Smile Studio.
Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. If unhealthy gums cannot be saved by deep cleaning (root scaling and planing) or antibiotics, your Plano dentist recommends periodontal surgery to eliminate bacteria and restore health. Plano Smile Studio offers pocket reduction surgery, bone and soft tissue grafting, and tissue re-sculpting/gum contouring. Consider these procedures if you have advanced gum disease or are unhappy about your smile.
Pocket Reduction Surgery
Flap surgery or pocket reduction surgery reduces the size of pockets between your teeth and gums. The gums are lifted back, and toxins and bacteria are removed.The bumpy surfaces of the tooth roots are also smoothed to prevent bacteria from hiding in them. The gums are then placed snugly around the tooth.
Bone and Soft Tissue Grafts
Bone and soft tissue from a bank or other parts of your body are used to replace structures destroyed by gum disease. The grafts help your bone and tissues rebuild at a faster rate. Gum grafts are used to cover the tooth roots exposed by receding gums. During surgery, tissue is taken from the roof of your mouth and placed over the exposed root.
Tissue Re-sculpting/Gum Contouring
A gummy smile makes your teeth look short and stubby. To lengthen the tooth and create a more symmetrical look, your Plano dentist uses laser or precision tools to reshape the gums. The procedure is quick and can be done in one visit. Only local anesthetic is required in most cases, but you can request sedation if you are very anxious. You may experience sore gums after the procedure, but this is normal and goes away quickly.
Dr. Hucklebridge is one of the best-rated dentists in Dallas and Plano for Periodontal Surgery. Schedule a smile consultation now by calling (972) 398-2550. You can also use this form to request an appointment.