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3 Signs You Need Gum Surgery

Posted on 11/1/2023 by Weo Admin
Woman with big smile after gum lift surgeryGum surgery is a dental procedure that aims to enhance the smile and oral health. It also helps to reduce the effects of gum disease, contributing to healthy gums and teeth. Unfortunately, gum disease does not always indicate the need for gum surgery. Early intervention may mean simple procedures such as scaling and root planing. Learn 3 reasons why you may need to consider gum surgery:

A Gummy Smile

A gummy smile is more than just a cosmetic concern. When you have excess gum tissues, bacteria and debris will likely accumulate beneath them. If left unattended, it can lead to bad breath, gum swelling, and bleeding. That's not all! Gum overgrowth can make your teeth appear shorter than usual, which can affect your facial aesthetic. Luckily, an oral surgeon can suggest gum contouring to provide a long-lasting solution for your gummy smile. This procedure involves removing excess gum tissues to expose more of your teeth. It also helps in removing plaque likely to cause oral issues.

Gum Recession

Gum recession is a sign of infection. When gums recede, you will likely experience deep pockets, which can deepen as bacteria continue to accumulate. When this happens, a professional may perform scaling and root planing to clean the deep pockets. You may also need a gum grafting treatment. This involves taking healthy gums from the roof of the mouth and placing them over the exposed roots. This reduces tooth sensitivity and the chances of dental abscess.

Dental Implant Placement

Do you want to restore the functions of your lost teeth and do not like the inconvenience of teeth falling? If yes, dental implants are a secure solution for replacing teeth. Dental implant placement involves surgery into the jawbone to insert posts that act as an anchor to the crown. Contact our dental office, and our professionals will suggest gum surgery that will help to improve your smile and oral health.

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