Soft gum tissue procedures such as grafting can help create new smiles in certain situations. “Gummy” smiles can be restructured; exposed roots can be colored and protected. Soft tissue procedures can help establish symmetry in a smile. This is done in conjunction with a Periodontist.
Gum Tissue Grafts
Gum grafts may be utilized for multiple reasons, including gum recession and improving your smile’s appearance. Gum recession is a result of the tissue that surrounds teeth pulls away from the tooth – exposing the tooth’s root and creating a potential hazard to the supporting bone. To prevent and repair damage, a gum tissue graft may be utilized.
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling is the process of removing tartar from your teeth’s surface. Root planing involves removing infected tooth structures and smoothing the root surfaces. This is typically used as a non-surgical treatment for periodontal (gum) disease [See Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment].
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