By Smart Family Dental Care
May 15, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Gum Surgery  

Gum problems? Gum surgery can help your dentist improve the appearance of your gums and restore oral health. There are many Gum_Diseasedifferent types of periodontal surgery procedures being practiced, but your dental provider will help you determine the treatment that is suitable for you based on the condition of your smile and your desired outcome. Led by Dr. Orson Baek, Smart Family Dental Care (located in Norcross, GA) offers gum surgery services to the patients they serve. Here are 5 reasons to have gum surgery.

1. You want to have your gums reshaped. By reshaping your gums, your dentist can completely revitalize the appearance of your smile. Gum contouring, also called a gum lift, is a surgical cosmetic procedure for people who are unhappy with the size and proportion of their gums. Your dentist can reshape your gums with a laser or scalpel to help your teeth appear more prominent and restore balance to your smile.

2. You want to reverse periodontal disease. While traditional gum surgery can help you achieve healthier gums, many dentists now offer laser gum surgery. Laser surgery is a breakthrough in the treatment of periodontal (gum) disease. Laser surgery removes diseased gum tissue through the use of laser light. Laser surgery offers better clinical results while reducing the need for invasive therapies. Laser surgery doesn’t cut into your gums like traditional surgery. Most people find laser gum surgery to be a lot less painful than traditional gum surgery.

3. You need to expose a tooth's surface for a crown. If you need a dental crown, but don't have enough tooth surface to attach the crown, your dental provider may recommend crown lengthening. This procedure can be accomplished with a scalpel or laser by your dentist in Norcross and can help your teeth appear longer and more prominent. Patients with severe decay may also need crown lengthening before their tooth can be restored.

4. Your gum tissue has pulled away from your teeth. Soft tissue grafting, also called gum regeneration or gum graft, may be a viable option for people who have receding gums as a result of periodontal disease. During this procedure, your dentist will take a piece of tissue from a part of your mouth to restore it around the tooth. Soft tissue grafting can prevent further deterioration of the gums, while improving the appearance of your smile.

5. You need to have a tooth surgically removed. A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. There are a number of reasons why dental extractions may be needed. A dental extraction may be necessary if your tooth is so damaged that it cannot be fixed. Additionally, if your wisdom teeth don't have room to grow, you'll likely need to have them pulled. Impacted wisdom teeth can result in inflammation, pain, and a gum infection.

If you think you may need gum surgery, call Smart Family Dental Care at (770) 446-5700 today to schedule a dental consultation in Norcross, GA. Whether you have gum surgery to improve aesthetics or function, you will receive the benefits of both: improved periodontal health and a beautiful smile – your keys to smiling, eating, and speaking with confidence!