Gums & Bone

By: Mark Weglos, Comprehensive Family Dentistry  05/12/2015
Keywords: Gums & Bone

Care for the basis of all oral health. Your gums and the bone beneath them are the structures that support your teeth, and their health is as important as that of your teeth themselves. Some people are born with oral structures that either haven’t fully developed, or have grown in such a manner as to be obstructive to proper chewing, breathing or speech. Dr. Weglos can correct these bone and gum issues with the most advanced procedures, implemented as quickly and painlessly as possible. Scaling/Planing Crown Lengthening Bone Graft Frenectomy Gum Tissue Graft Pericoronitis [NOTE: EACH OF THE ABOVE BULLET POINTS IS LINKED TO ITS OWN PAGE, AS FOLLOWS.] Scaling/Planing – Scaling and root planning is the standard periodontal cleaning you receive during a regular checkup, which is performed with a dental pick. It is the removal of dental plaque and calculus that can cause inflammation that may lead to receding gums and infection. Crown Lengthening - Dental crown lengthening is the removal of gum tissue, bone or both to expose more of a tooth's structure. This may be necessary if you’ve broken a tooth at the gum line, if a tooth has severe decay and if there’s not enough tooth above your gums to support a crown. Bone Graft – This procedure is generally done to restore the jawbone after damage due to tooth loss from gum disease or trauma. It can also be a step in maintaining bone structure after tooth extraction, and as a preparation for implants. Frenectomy – This simple procedure removes the frenulum, a small connective tissue that attaches the upper lip to the upper gums, or the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. These procedures can restore full movement of the tongue or detach the upper lip from direct gum contact to allow the mouth to move naturally and provide enough access for proper regular cleaning. Gum Tissue Graft – Also called a gingival graft or periodontal plastic surgery, this term covers a variety of procedures intended to cover exposed tooth roots with grafted oral tissue. The roots can become exposed through receding gums or injury, and covering them prevents potential decay, eliminates sensitivity and improves cosmetic appearance. Pericoronitis – Also known as operculitis, this is an inflammation of soft tissue around the crown of a partially erupted tooth. It can be caused by bacteria and debris collecting beneath the gum, where it’s hard to reach during regular brushing and flossing. Dr. Weglos can correct this often painful condition that can lead to tooth loss and infection in surrounding areas.

Keywords: Gums & Bone

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