Gum disease affects about 80% of American adults to some degree and is one of the most common diseases in the United States. Luckily, routine periodontal screenings along with proper hygiene can help control gum diseases without ever requiring a surgery.
Gum disease is caused by plaque and tartar. Tartar can be removed from your teeth only through professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist.
If these substances are not dealt with, they can build up leading to periodontitis, which is a disease where the bones, gums, and other tissues that support your teeth are slowly destroyed by the infection. The systematic gum disease can even lead to heart disease.
By consulting with us early on in the progression of the disease, there is a great chance that we can control such an infection simply through deep cleaning and antibiotic medication and avoid any long-term effects.
If you're experiencing gum pain or are showing signs of a periodontal disease, Dr. Svang
of Riverview Dental can help.
If your teeth and gums are already in great shape, our preventative care can guard you against the onset of gum diseases and keep you healthy. Regular screenings and gentle cleanings at Riverview Dental are the keys to a healthy, happy smile. Contact us
today for more information or to schedule your next appointment.
A crown lengthening procedure exposes additional tooth surface and adjusts your bone level if necessary. The procedure is designed to reshape your gums at the base of the desired tooth when you have tooth decay below the gum line, or if a tooth has fractured and broken off beneath the gum line.
Additionally, we often use crown lengthening to support cosmetic dental procedures. It's especially useful in cases where the gum extends too far down the length of the teeth, which can cause them to appear unnaturally short. In this condition, your teeth are more vulnerable to periodontal disease.
By removing this extra gum tissue, we can restore the natural look to your teeth and improve your smile!