Gum Treatment: What are the benefits of functional crown lengthening?

Functional crown lengthening removes excess gum tissue in order to expose more of the crown material of the tooth underneath. Patients may undergo this procedure for a number of reasons, both functional and aesthetic. It is associated with many benefits for patients. Functional Crown Lengthening: The Procedure In performing crown lengthening, a periodontist will excise…

Non-Surgical Options to Treat Gum Disease

Gum (periodontal) disease is a threat to your oral health. Receiving professional treatment and adopting a thorough oral hygiene routine is the only way to manage this condition. While surgical intervention is necessary at times, there are non-surgical gum treatment options available. Our periodontist is an expert at providing treatment for periodontal disease. The Dangers…

Should Gingival Recession Be Treated?

Gum recession can occur for many reasons. Genetics passed down from previous generations, dental neglect or its opposite (overly aggressive brushing) can result in gingival recession, tobacco use, oral piercings or teeth grinding all contribute to this condition. No matter the reason, your periodontist will urge treatment to prevent serious dental problems. Common Solutions for…