Did you know that 35 percent of adults in the United States have some form of gum disease to varying levels? The periodontists as Allstar Dental are prepared to help you ease the pain and frustration of gum disease.
Arestin is an antibiotic treatment that dentists use in the periodontal pockets after performing an SRP (scaling and root planing) procedure.
It sounds like the dentist would be extending a crown or a tooth, but in reality, this is the name for restructuring and contouring the gumline. It’s useful when there isn’t enough tooth to affix a crown or fixing a tooth broken beneath the gum line.
Put your tongue in between the front of your teeth and your front lip… feel that taught flap of skin perpendicular to your teeth that connects your gums and upper lip? That’s called a frenulum! You also have a frenulum under your tongue and between your lower lip and bottom gum. An abnormal frenulum can cause issues with speech and dentofacial development, but no worries! A frenectomy is a common procedure and takes less than 15 minutes.
Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
Everyone deserves a beautiful smile! We can sculpt your gum line to shorten or lengthen it where needed. Additionally, periodontal grafts reduce the chance of getting gum disease in pockets around your teeth.
Periodontitis is a disease that progresses silently and relatively painlessly. It’s a good idea to visit the dentist regularly so that a professional can be on the lookout for warning signs that only present themselves to a trained eye.
Save your gums and protect your health; contact Allstar Dental today to schedule an appointment.