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…

The Purpose of a Gum Graft

A gum graft provides a solution for a patient suffering from a “gummy smile” or for someone with gum recession that is exposing the bony surface of the tooth that would normally be protected by gum tissue. There are different types of gum grafts; a consultation with your periodontist will outline the procedures involved to…