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Healthy Gums Mean Healthy Teeth

A periodontist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. They are trained to perform a variety of procedures that can maintain and improve the health of the soft tissues in your mouth.

If you have any questions about how you can have a healthy, attractive smile like many of our other patients, please contact us today.

Crown Lengthening

Functional crown lengthening is performed to remove excess gum and bone tissue in order to place a crown. This allows the gum line to look natural and enhance your natural smile.

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If a patient has an excess amount of tissue that connects the lower and upper lips to the jaw and gum line, a frenectomy procedure is performed to remove the excess tissue.

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Advanced Periodontitis

Advanced gum disease, or periodontitis, is a condition that affects nearly half of all adults over the age of 30. Periodontitis is a group of conditions that, if left untreated, can result in tooth loss.

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Gingivitis is a form of gum disease which is both highly treatable and preventable. It is the first stage of gum disease. As gum disease progresses, it ultimately leads to periodontitis.

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Healthy Gums

Healthy gums are generally pink and anchor the teeth firmly in place.

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Periodontal Health Effects

Research has shown that gum disease can influence heart disease and other health conditions in negative ways.

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Moderate gum disease is when the tooth's bone tissue starts to deteriorate. Periodontitis occurs when plaque byproducts destroy the tissues that anchor your teeth in the bone.

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Teeth that are suffering damage from gum disease will always be more sensitive to cold; and if you avoid cleaning them due to this sensitivity, it can only make the problem worse.

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