Gum Recession Treatment With the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PSTTM) Pinhole Surgery uses only a small entry point and avoids any cutting or sewing. What is gum recession? Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis), the natural…

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Patient Comfort & Sedation Options   Our goal is to provide you with the most advanced treatment possible in a compassionate and relaxed environment. Toward that end, we use the most current periodontal procedures, instruments, medications, and sterilization techniques. Every procedure is done with your comfort and safety in mind. We work closely with your…

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Enhancing Your Smile with Cosmetic Periodontics Healthy gums are an important part of your beautiful smile. We are expert in maintaining the optimum health of your gums as well as their esthetics. Do you have a gummy smile? A smile is said to be ‘gummy’ if a significant amount of upper gingival tissue (gum tissue) is exposed…

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Soft Tissue Grafting (Gingival Grafting) Functional Soft Tissue Grafting Normally gum tissue surrounds and protects the delicate roots of your teeth. Exposed tooth roots are prone to tooth decay, root canals, discoloration and actual jawbone loss. All of this can lead to tooth loss in advanced cases. Functional soft tissue gum grafting replaces the missing…

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Esthetic Crown Lengthening & Gingival Contouring Sometimes the teeth are quite small in relation to the gum tissue. This can create an unattractive “gummy” smile. An uneven gum line can also be distracting. The gum line, and the bone just beneath the gum line, can be lowered to change the appearance of your smile. This…

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Ridge Augmentation Sometimes after an extraction, a sunken spot or concave appearance will develop in your gum line. This looks unsightly and can also jeopardize the appearance of a bridge that goes over the area. Grafting material can be inserted under the gum to fill out this depression. Ridge augmentation can also be used to…

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Crown Lengthening Crown Lengthening ProcedureThe “crown” is the part of a tooth visible above the gumline.  Sometimes more of the tooth below the gums must be exposed to fill a cavity near the gumline or place a new crown on a broken tooth.  “Crown lengthening” provides more tooth structure for this to be done.  This…

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Bone Grafting / Bone Regeneration Your jawbone is what supports your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, periodontal infection can destroy parts of your jawbone. This bone loss can eventually lead to the loss of your teeth. The first step of treatment is to remove the periodontal infection, which halts the bone loss. Then we repair the…

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Orthodontic Exposure of Impacted Teeth Impacted Teeth Exposure When a tooth fails to erupt through the gum, it is impacted. In addition to the numerous problems impacted teeth can cause, they prevent the movement of teeth for orthodontic treatment. This procedure involves uncovering part of the crown of the tooth and bonding a special orthodontic…

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