Archive for the ‘Periodontics’ Category

  • Root Planing

    Date: 2013.06.13 | Category: Periodontics, Dental Articles | Response: 0

    Root Planing

    Root planing involves smoothing the root surfaces of your teeth with thin curettes so gum tissue can more firmly reattach to roots that are clean and smooth to prevent tooth loss and sensitivity problems. The procedure makes it more difficult for plaque to accumulate along the root surfaces. Because this procedure goes deeper than a regular cleaning, your mouth may be numbed. The cleaning may take two visits to complete. Depending on the extent of the disease you may need one or more sections (quadrants) of the mouth to be treated with scaling and root planing. Treatment may require one or more visits.

  • Gum Surgery

    Date: 2013.06.13 | Category: Periodontics, Dental Articles | Response: 0

    Crown Lengthening

    Crown Lengthening

    Crown Lengthening and Cosmetic Treatment

    Crown lengthening is used to correct what’s commonly referred to as a “gummy smile” that hides the beautiful teeth underneath the gums. A gummy smile is apparent when the gum line appears to be creeping down over the teeth, making them appear short. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth and more beautiful smile. This can be done to one tooth, to even your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile.

    Crown lengthening is a simple surgical procedure which adjusts the position of the gum around the affected tooth.

  • Periodontitis (gum disease)

    Date: 2010.07.22 | Category: General Dentistry, Periodontics | Response: 0