Our gums can affect our smiles. Showing more gums while smiling is unaesthetic. Our Periodontist uses modern periodontal "plastic surgery" techniques like laser to improve gummy smiles; correct uneven gum lines and lengthen teeth that appear very small. The employment of these techniques can produce very pleasing aesthetic outcomes and many of our clients are stunned to see the outcome.
If you are bothered by your dark gums, these can be changed to bright pink again using minor gum plastic surgery.
Have you recently eradicated gingivitis or periodontal disease from your mouth and gums?
If so, then you are feeling good about your mouth and gums. Your teeth have no plaque and tartar and you won’t need to visit your dentist again for another year, right?
Many patients are not aware that periodontal maintenance is the only sure way to keep gum disease from returning. Periodontal maintenance is regularly performed at certain intervals after procedures such as scaling and root planing. Periodontal maintenance includes the removal of plaque and tartar, scaling and tooth planing and polishing. Your dentist will determine the frequency the periodontal maintenance is needed.