As a periodontal practice, our team specializes in treating patients with gum disease. Also called periodontal disease, gum disease is a chronic infection which can have a negative effect on not only your oral health, but your overall health. It can contribute to heart disease or stroke. It can also result in catastrophic bone loss, which results in unstable teeth, and ultimately, tooth loss.
This gum recession treatment procedure was invented and patented by John Chao, DDS, MADG. it provides patients with a way to restore their dental wellness without traditional surgical techniques. During treatment, a small hole is made with a needle and we use specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and slide it over the expose root structure. This procedure is suture-free and scalpel-free and results in a faster recovery time, minimal discomfort, and instant cosmetic improvement.
A frenectomy is used for patients who have extra skin under their upper lip or a tongue tie. During the procedure, the connecting muscle is removed to free your tongue or lip, which improves range of motion. This procedure will help prevent future recession.