Gum Surgery in Long Branch Toronto
Having healthy gum tissue is just as important as having healthy teeth.
At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, our goal is to help you achieve optimum oral health, and we understand that your gums are the foundation for your teeth and an important part of your overall health, as periodontal (gum) disease has been linked to other serious health concerns in the body.
When your gums are healthy, your teeth are well supported and protected from bacteria entering in and descending toward the bone. Loss of gum tissue may leave your teeth at risk for damage or periodontal disease. Dr. Joo enjoys helping patients maintain healthy gums, and his extensive training allows him to perform a number of different procedures to help you achieve healthy gums and a beautiful smile.
Gum Graft Surgery
Gum recession occurs when the tissue around your tooth pulls away and begins to expose the root. This happens gradually, which is why many people don’t notice that they have recession. If left untreated, gum recession will begin to cause sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages, and it will eventually lead to bone and tooth loss.
At this point, Dr. Joo may recommend gum grafting to help rebuild and restore your gum tissue. Soft tissue is taken from another source and added to your own tissue, where it will integrate after the appropriate healing time. It typically takes a couple of weeks to fully heal from gum grafting surgery, and you’ll need to eat soft foods during that time. The result will be healthy gums that will support and protect your teeth and bone once again.
Some patients may have excessive gum tissue, which can diminish the appearance of their smile. It’s esthetically desirable to see a certain amount of your teeth when you smile, and when your gum tissue covers a large portion of your tooth, it’s sometimes known as having a “gummy” smile. Many people aren’t satisfied with the gummy appearance of their smile and want help to improve their appearance.
The good news is that Dr. Joo can remove excess gum tissue in a simple treatment called gum contouring. During this procedure, the extra gum tissue is taken away, and after a short healing period, you’ll notice the difference in your dazzling new smile. Gum contouring combines as much skill as it does artistry, and Dr. Joo helps create beautiful smiles with this simple and effective procedure.
At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, we’re here for all your dental treatment needs, and we’re happy to offer advanced services such as gum surgery here in the comfort of our dental office when many other practices would have to refer you to a specialist. Contact our dental office to learn more about your options.