PERIODONTICS SOUTH MIAMI, FL
The appearance of your teeth is one of the first things people notice about you, and likely something you pay attention to on a regular basis. If you notice that your teeth look short or small, you may have overgrown gum tissue. When the gum tissue covers too much of your teeth, it results in what we refer to as a “gummy smile.” Gummy smiles typically don’t cause our patients pain, but can increase the risk of infection. They are also a significant source of smile dissatisfaction and can lower confidence levels. Crown lengthening treatment will remove excess gum tissue to reveal more of the tooth, creating a healthier and more youthful appearance.
Gum disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that, when left untreated, can eventually result in tooth loss. It’s often identified by red, swollen or inflamed gums, chronic bad breath or bleeding when brushing or flossing, and can cause discomfort as it enters into more advanced stages, referred to as periodontitis. To eliminate harmful, gum disease-causing bacteria and restore the health of your gums, Dr. Ramirez may recommend gum disease treatment. We offer various treatment options like scaling and root planing for mild cases, and LANAP® minimally invasive laser treatment and osseous surgery for more advanced cases. We can determine which option is right for you at your consultation.
If you grind your teeth, brush too hard or struggle with gum disease, you may start to notice your teeth looking a little longer than they used to. If you notice sensitivity or dark triangles around the roots, we encourage you to schedule an appointment for gum recession treatment. Gum recession happens when the gums recede from the teeth, revealing more of the tooth and, in severe cases, the tooth roots. If left to progress it can jeopardize the foundation of your smile by putting it at risk of harmful bacteria. Gum recession treatment with gum grafting can restore your gums to a natural, healthy state to keep your teeth safe and protected from harm.