Periodontal (gum) disease is an aggressive oral infection that can compromise the integrity of your teeth, gums and the supporting bone around them. One of the additional dental services that we provide in our Tustin, CA specialty clinic includes osseous surgery to eliminate gum disease-causing bacteria and restore the gums to a healthy state. This surgical procedure involves gently cutting back gum tissue so we can gain access to infection below the gum line. Once bacteria is cleared we will suture the gums back in place to allow for healing.
When the small strip of skin between the top front teeth and the lip are too tight, it can tug at the gums, causing problems eating or talking.
Another frenum in the mouth that may cause problems is the lingual (tongue) frenum. This particular area can cause “tongue ties” that interfere with feeding and speech. In more severe cases, the tongue may start to cleft, or fork, at the tip. One of additional dental services, a frenectomy, helps to reduce the tension of this thin strip of skin, relaxing the tissues around it. In most cases a frenectomy can be completed using a soft tissue laser, which allows for faster healing and minimal discomfort. Results are immediate, offering a tremendous impact for you or your child, with practically no recovery time.
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