Posts for tag: Gum Surgery

By Smart Family Dental Care
December 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Gum Surgery  

Could you benefit from gum surgery? Our Norcross, GA, dentist, Dr. Orson Baek of Smart Family Dental Care, explains how the surgery gum diseasecan enhance your appearance or improve the health of your gums.

Cosmetic gum surgery is the ideal treatment for a gummy smile

Are your gums in full view when you smile? Gummy smiles can occur for a variety of reasons. The condition often runs in families, but may also occur if your teeth haven't erupted normally or if you've worn away your tooth enamel by grinding your teeth while you sleep. If the upper portions of your teeth are covered by gum tissue or your gums are uneven, you may want to consider gum surgery to remove the excess tissue. The surgery not only eliminates extra gum tissue, but also contours and reshapes it to improve the appearance of your smile.

Gum grafts offer a solution for receding gums

Receding gums make your teeth look longer and expose the sensitive roots. Luckily, gum graft surgery can restore your natural gum line and protect your roots. During gum graft surgery, a small amount of tissue is removed from the roof of your mouth or obtained from a tissue bank, then sewn in place over your gums. If gum disease is the cause of your receding gums, the disease must be successfully treated in our Norcross office before you can receive gum grafts.

Gum surgery restores the health of gums damaged by gum disease

Removing the bacteria, tartar and plaque below your gum line is crucial to treating gum disease. Although gum disease treatment used to involve cutting the gums with a scalpel, today it's often possible to perform the surgery with lasers. Laser light not only removes diseased gum tissue, but also attacks the bacteria responsible for the disease. You won't need any stitches after laser gum surgery and will enjoy a shorter recovery period. In fact, most people return to their normal activities just 24 hours after the procedure.

Gum surgery offers an effective way to treat both cosmetic issues and gum disease. Call our Norcross, GA, dentist, Dr. Baek of Smart Family Dental Care, at (770) 446-5700 to schedule an appointment to discuss the best treatment for your gums.

By Smart Family Dental Care
June 18, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Gum Surgery  

Gum SurgeryWhile most people think of straight, white teeth when they think about the perfect smile, the truth is that having a beautiful smile takes more than that. It also requires beautiful, healthy gums.

Are your gums too big, too small, uneven or discolored? If so, it is completely natural to feel embarrassed by or discontent with your smile. Thankfully, however, you don't have to feel that way any longer. Everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of, and you can find yours by calling Dr. Orson Baek, D.D.S., M.S. at Smart Family Dental Care in Norcross for gum surgery.

Why Gum Surgery?

Gums that are too small can make your smile look toothy. Gums that are too big can make your smile look gummy. Gums that swollen, infected or discolored can ruin your smile altogether. The truth is, your gums can have a dramatic effect on your smile's appearance.

With gum surgery from Dr. Baek at Smart Family Dental Care in Norcross, you can make sure that the effect your gums have on your smile is a good one. Dr. Baek can fill in gums that are too small, trim back gums that are too big, and remove any discoloration or unevenness you might have. He can cover your exposed tooth roots to reduce pain and sensitivity. He can even go in and clean out any infection or decay you might have along your gum line as well.

Is Gum Surgery Safe?

Yes, gum surgery is very safe and effective, especially when you visit a qualified Norcross oral surgeon such as Dr. Baek. As long as you are healthy enough for minor surgery, you have no reason to worry.

A healthy smile involves more than just white teeth or perfect alignment. If your gums are getting in the way of the beautiful smile you've always wanted, you deserve to do something about it. Call Dr. Baek at Smart Family Dental Care in Norcross to set up a gum surgery consultation today.