Gums support the smile’s structure and protect the sensitive areas at the base of a tooth. Periodontal soft-tissue, called gingiva, recedes or becomes infected and inflamed when met with problems like tooth damage and plaque build-up.
This condition can often be treated with periodontal therapy to remove the calcified tartar and decrease inflammation. Aesthetic Implant Dentistry at Dr. Howard Klaiman administers advanced surgical therapies that go beyond general dental procedures to restore our patients to their optimal oral health.
Some periodontal issues require dental work only offered by a certified prosthodontist like Dr. Klaiman. Acute operations like gum and bone grafting, implant replacement, root amputation, and tooth extractions all fall into his category of expertise. Our North York office aims to restore the look, comfort, and effectiveness of our soft oral-tissue using comprehensive techniques.
Treating Gum Disease
In addition, to weaken enamel and increased risk for infection, gum disease can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. If your gums are swelling, bleeding, or discolored, reach out to Dr. Howard Klaiman and his team to schedule your consultation. During your appointment, our dentist examines the extent of the oral damage and identifies any underlying issues that may be causing the problem.
Gums should appear pink, provide adequate coverage of the tooth’s base, and feel soft but not sensitive.
Receding gums should be addressed quickly to prevent tooth roots from becoming exposed. Often this issue goes unnoticed until the gums have experienced significant, irreversible damage.
During a gum graft, Dr. Klaiman uses a safe amount of tissue taken from the palate to cover any exposed roots. The palate is the same shade as a patient’s gingiva and provides a seamless, consistent look to the smile.
Thanks to advanced technology and Dr. Howard Klaiman’s experience, a tooth can be saved despite an infected root. Some teeth can remain intact without all connective strands, allowing for the natural crown to remain healthy and in place. Often, root amputation eliminates the need for the complete removal of a tooth, allowing patients to retain their original, durable structure.
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For more information about what treatments can benefit the condition of your gums, schedule your appointment to speak with our Dr. Klaiman and take the first step towards better oral health.