Dr. Richard Goldin, a periodontist, provides gum surgery for Vienna, VA. Many patients are unhappy with their smile when their gum line is overgrown or uneven, creating a poor appearance. There are a wide variety of cosmetic procedures, including periodontal surgery, available today to improve your smile.
Periodontal plastic surgery can not only recreate a normal and esthetically pleasing appearance, it also reconstructs the surrounding tissues to give the teeth better support. With severe periodontal disease, surgery will be necessary to regenerate and repair the damage done to the tissues surrounding the teeth and the bone. Replacing missing teeth with implants may be indicated in some patients. A skilled periodontal plastic surgeon such as Dr. Goldin can often restore a patient’s smile with cosmetic gum surgery and other techniques.
What is periodontal surgery? Cosmetic gum surgery removes the gum tissue that is diseased and causing a gummy smile or uneven gum line. For inflamed gums that appear overgrown, a tissue resection may be indicated. Dr. Goldin uses techniques that help sculpt the gum line into a more normal and esthetically pleasing state. If you have receding gums, a tissue graft may be the technique for your case. There are many periodontal surgery treatment options that can repair and sometimes even reverse damage that has already occurred.
Prevention is of course the best strategy for periodontal (gum) disease. Brush and floss regularly and see a professional to have the tartar removed from your teeth on a routine basis. Ask Dr. Goldin about any treatments that may be needed to prevent periodontal disease from causing further damage to your oral health and beautiful smile.
A healthy and attractive smile can be a huge boost to your self-confidence and makes a good first impression with those you meet. If you are asking yourself, “What is periodontal surgery?” call Dr. Goldin today for your consultation and treatment plan options for a healthier smile that you will be proud of.