You may think your gums aren’t very important to the health of your mouth, but this is not the case! Gum tissue supports your teeth and provides a barrier against bacteria. Your gums also create symmetry and balance for your whole smile. When disease or other factors threaten the health of your gum tissue, the rest of your mouth can be in danger, too. We’ve established a longstanding partnership with a trained periodontist to provide expert soft tissue treatment. A periodontist specializes in diagnosing and treating problems with the gums, including “gummy” smiles, gum recession, gum disease, and peri-implantitis. As an expert in periodontics in Cliffside Park, NJ, our periodontist is uniquely qualified to treat all your soft tissue concerns and provide the greatest functional and aesthetic outcomes!
Healthy gums and tooth
Give your smile an aesthetic boost. Crown lengthening treats a “gummy” smile when too much gum tissue shows when you smile. This procedure also creates access to a greater portion of the tooth for functional treatment or to attach a restoration.
Improve eating, swallowing, and speech. A frenectomy removes the piece of connective tissue that restricts the movement of the upper lip and tongue. Especially beneficial for infants, this procedure can greatly improve the ability to latch and nurse.
Protect your teeth and smile aesthetics. Gum grafting restores gum tissue around your tooth roots when gum recession has occurred. This procedure ensures teeth do not become loose, provides a barrier against bacteria, and restores smile aesthetics.
Save your dental implant investment. Peri-implantitis treats inflammation and infection of the gum tissue around an implant post. This procedure can keep implants from failing by ridding the area of calculus buildup and bacteria.
Treat gum disease symptoms without surgery. Scaling removes the calculus buildup from the tooth roots. Root planing smooths the teeth to discourage future buildup and to help healthy gum tissue reattach.
Manage more advanced cases of gum disease. A gingivectomy removes diseased gum tissue and reshapes healthy tissue back around tooth roots to reduce periodontal pocket depth.
Restore oral health after severe periodontal disease. Osseous surgery removes all diseased gum tissues, clears the teeth and periodontal pockets of bacteria, and reshapes damaged bone. Healthy gum tissue is sutured to the teeth to reduce pocket depth.
Keep your mouth healthy after gum disease treatment. Periodontal maintenance is a deep cleaning every 3-4 months that removes calculus buildup from the teeth and bacteria from the periodontal pockets.