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Soft Tissue Treatments - Aiken, SC

Optimize Gum Tissue Function and Esthetics

Specialized Soft Tissue Treatments

Have you been noticing that your gums are receding? Or you have an uneven or “gummy” smile? These are all seemingly cosmetic concerns that can often risk the function and health of your teeth, too. Especially if any esthetic issues with your gums are related to gum disease, you’re putting the health of your mouth and entire body at risk with this chronic inflammatory condition. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and has been linked to systemic problems like diabetes and heart disease! Thankfully, it can be comprehensively treated with a gingivectomy in Aiken, SC.

We don’t want you to suffer from any functional soft tissue conditions or feel self-conscious about esthetic concerns! Our dentists are trained and specialized in soft tissue treatments that can restore the function and esthetics of your gums. And we’ll help you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile for years to come with comprehensive periodontal services at our Aiken, SC practice!

Signs of Soft Tissue Problems

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Custom Periodontal Services

Soft Tissue Recontouring
Too much gum tissue covering your teeth can make them appear small or short and give you a “gummy” smile look. We’ll reshape the gum tissue and remove excess bone around your teeth to restore better symmetry and improve your tooth-to-gum ratio.
Children, and infants especially, those who have a restrictive frenulum find difficulty in nursing, speaking, eating, and swallowing. A frenectomy removes or reduces this tissue holding the tongue or upper lip so they can have a wider and healthier range of motion.
Gum Grafting
Gums receding or pulling away from the teeth leave sensitive roots exposed to harmful bacteria. We’ll restore gum tissue back over the teeth using gum grafts, usually taken from your own mouth. This new tissue will fuse to your existing gums to create a healthy and strong barrier.
Tissues that have already been damaged by gum disease need to be removed to keep infection from progressing or spreading. As part of a gingivectomy in Aiken, SC, we’ll snip away the infected gum tissue, then eliminate calculus and bacteria from the teeth and periodontal pockets. The healthy tissue can then be sutured back around the teeth to restore the proper protective barrier against disease.
Guided Tissue Regeneration
If you need soft tissue treatment or bone grafting, we’ll place a barrier membrane between these two tissues so they don’t interfere with each other’s healing process. Bone and gums recover at different speeds, so keeping them separate can accelerate healing and create a healthier environment overall.

Are your gums causing concern?

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