Gum Surgery in Norcross, GA
Many people inherit the problem of excessive or uneven gums. An aesthetic surgical procedure called a gum lift can be used to correct this problem. There are two types of gum surgeries: Laser Gum Surgery and Cosmetic Gum Surgery.
Laser Gum Surgery
The advancements in laser technology have expanded even to the dental field. Laser gum surgery (laser periodontal therapy) is still a relatively new treatment and isn’t approved by the American Academy of Periodontology. However, Dr. Orson Baek is well versed in the treatment and can guarantee promising results to a variety of patients.
About Laser Gum Surgery
Gum disease is an infection of the bone and/or supporting tissues that hold a patient’s teeth in place. The condition tends to affect adults in their 30s and 40s the most. It is caused by:
- Diabetes, and other chronic diseases
- Certain medications
- Poor oral hygiene
Treatment for periodontal disease is typically done through a non-surgical option known as scaling and root planning. This process removes plaque, bacteria, and tartar from the gums. After gum disease is treated successfully, laser gum surgery can be considered.
With laser gum surgery, the dental professional uses a laser to both access and remove inflamed gum tissues from around the tooth of teeth. When this infected tissue is removed, root scaling can begin. After removal is completed, the teeth are smoothed with different instruments in order to remove any rough spots that might attract bacteria and future infections in the future. The area between both the gum and the root can regenerate successfully during the healing process.
With this procedure, no general anesthesia is needed. Lasers have been known to target diseased area precisely. Also, recovery/healing time is much shorter too. Ultimately, both the traditional and laser variation of this surgery has proven to be successful. The only reason it isn’t recommended is simply because dental professionals haven’t been able to prove if a laser is more successful. In saying this, laser periodontal therapy is a great option for those looking to treat their periodontal disease.
Cosmetic Gum Surgery
The teeth are the star attraction of anyone’s smile. However, the gums are just as important. When the gums look healthy and are the right size, they can frame the stars, your teeth. If they aren’t however, your teeth can look too small or large giving you a gummier smile. Thanks to the expertise of Dr. Orson Baek, your gums and teeth can always look their best with cosmetic gum surgery.
About Cosmetic Gum Surgery
Cosmetic gum surgery can help correct many gum issues. Besides making the smile look better, it can also restore both the health and the function of the gums when they have suffered damage because of dental disease. Gum recession occurs when plaque is not removed from the surface of the teeth. This gum disease triggers inflammation, which can cause tissue damage if left untreated. Dr. Orson Baek is well versed in treatment options related to gum disease with cosmetic gum surgery being one of them.
Ultimately, a normal smile is relative in that it can be something different for a variety of people. A normal smile typically has a rounded arch in the gum with a specific amount of the teeth showing. This balance is what make the smile look so attractive. Gum recession can lead to health issues because of the tooth’s dentin being exposed.
Before cosmetic gum surgery occurs, gum disease should be treated and under control. To stop infection and to let the gums heal, plaque and other calcium should be removed with scaling and root planning. Grafting is one of the most popular techniques to this type of surgery. It takes living tissue and places it where it is needed most in the patient’s mouth. A surgeon will remove a thin layer of the skin from a donor site and apply it where needed to the recipient site. If there are exposed tooth roots, connective tissue may be used. The tissue is separated from the donor site and covered with a flap of tissue in order to be attached. This allows it to be connected to its original blood supply.