Gum Surgery Van Nuys
Your gums have an important job to do. They are designed to fit snugly around your teeth to help stabilize the teeth in their sockets. Gum disease can damage these tissues, though. If the damage is extensive enough, surgery may be needed to correct the problem and to restore the overall oral health. Our Van Nuys gum surgery expert may also recommend gum surgery if you are unhappy with a gummy smile, where there is more gum than tooth ratio.
Van Nuys Gum Surgery
Some treatment options include:
• Gum grafts
Grafts are procedures that restore lost tissues. If periodontal disease has destroyed the gum tissue, our expert in gum surgery in Van Nuys can perform a gum graft to restore these lost tissues and prevent further damage.
• Guided tissue regeneration
Guided tissue regeneration is a procedure that uses special membranes to stimulate and guide the growth of lost tissues. This can help make you a better candidate for dental implants or other restorations.
• Pocket reduction surgery
Periodontal disease can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth and create pockets. The pockets can be difficult or impossible to clean, and the infection can drive deeper into the oral cavity. Our Van Nuys gum surgery expert can use a pocket reduction surgery to tighten these pockets and protect the roots of your teeth.
• Crown lengthening
This is a procedure with both cosmetic and restorative purposes. It can be used to expose more of the tooth’s crown to improve treatment outcomes or to reduce the effects of a gummy smile.
• Gum contouring
Gum contouring can be used for cosmetic or restorative purposes. It may include both grafts and crown lengthening to create a beautifully contoured gum line.
Most gum surgeries can be performed right in our office, so we can send you on your way with a transformed smile. Our expert in gum surgery in Van Nuys takes your comfort seriously. Therefore, we will work with you to ensure a thoroughly positive experience from the time you walk through our doors until the time you are ready to show off that new smile. Call us today to find out more about your various options or to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Van Nuys.