Dental lasers can be used during dental treatments for many purposes, such as treating tooth decay, and gum disease, helping restore damaged teeth, and performing biopsies on soft tissue in the mouth. The laser drills decay out of the tooth instead of drilling it out like traditional tools. Another use for the laser is in the gums. The laser can remove bacteria from the gum line that regular cleaning cannot reach; this can help prevent the build-up of plaque that leads to disease of the gums. Laser dentistry can treat many problems that are otherwise difficult to treat with traditional methods. To learn more, schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist at Drs. Davila & Velazquez, P.A.
A frenectomy is a minor oral surgical procedure involving removing a tight or constricted frenum in the mouth. The frenum is a tissue fold connecting the lip to the gum and tongue. A frenectomy may reduce speech impediments, improve oral hygiene, increase patient comfort, and more.
Gummy Smile Correction
A gummy smile occurs when the upper lip covers the upper teeth too much, so your upper gums are more visible than your teeth. This can be caused by genetics or excessive gum tissue along the gum line. This can also make your smile look asymmetrical.
There are several ways to correct a gummy smile, including orthodontic treatments, surgical orthodontics, and gingival contouring. Your dentist can help you decide which option is best for you based on the amount of tooth show you want to achieve and factors such as your medical history and budget.
A frenulectomy is a surgical procedure that removes or reshapes the labial frenum. It is typically used to treat conditions such as an upper lip tie, midline diastema, or other conditions that result in excessive mouth opening. This procedure can be performed on people of all ages but may be more commonly performed on young children.
The labial frenum is a standard anatomical structure located in the upper lip area that connects the inside of the upper lip to the gums. In some cases, this natural tissue can restrict the width of the lip and cause other issues, such as oral malocclusion and speech impediments.
The vestibuloplasty surgery is part of a more comprehensive treatment strategy that entails surgically remodeling the mouth cavity through substantial tissue rearrangement or modifying the gingival-mucous barrier. This surgery is usually required due to the normal loss of bone tissue and the tissues and membranes that protect that bone after a tooth is removed or falls out.
A fiberotomy is a procedure that assists teeth in remaining in their new places after being relocated during orthodontic treatment. Retaining teeth in a new position is essential to orthodontic procedures such as braces. This procedure is just one of the methods dental practitioners use to keep teeth from sliding back into their previous positions. While this is a surgical procedure, it is minimally invasive and only done for teeth at high risk of reverting to an undesirable position.
Gingivoplasty is a surgical procedure that may be performed to remove excess gum tissue or reduce the size of an extensive gum line. This procedure may also be referred to as gingival contouring or crown lengthening. Gingivoplasty is often performed with orthodontic treatment to help a patient achieve better teeth alignment. A patient may visit their dentist for this procedure if they are unhappy with the appearance of their gums. Sometimes, a dentist may recommend this treatment to help alleviate complications from periodontal disease.
Gingivectomy is a surgical procedure in which unhealthy gums and tissue are removed. Dentists may recommend lessening the risk of additional infection, discomfort, and bleeding. A gingivectomy can also be performed for cosmetic reasons. Gingivectomy can treat gingivitis, gum hypertrophy, and other gum issues. It can also be used to improve the appearance of a smile or for other cosmetic purposes.
For the best dental care personalized to your unique needs, contact Drs. Davila & Velazquez, P.A. at 120 Oakmont Dr, Greenville, NC 27858 or call (252) 756-7789.