Gum Disease Laser Therapy
Periodontal or gum disease occurs when bacteria gets below the gum line and the attachment between the gum and tooth is lost.
About Periodontal Disease
Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums that gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically-susceptible individuals.
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Periodontal and Dental Implant Solutions
Periodontists Charles W. Schwimer, DMD and David H. Schwimer, DMD, practice a full scope of periodontics with expertise ranging from dental implants to cosmetic periodontal surgery, gum grafting, bone grafting and crown lengthening. The most current technologies are used, including laser therapy. Dr’s. David & Charles Schwimer can correct a wide variety of periodontal (gum) diseases.
Even a subtle change in your smile helps you to project an image of self-confidence and high personal esteem. When you feel good about yourself, it shows in your appearance.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office.
Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
These procedures are a predictable way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short unsightly teeth this can be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures and cosmetic dentistry by your dentist. For more information about cosmetic periodontal surgery or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office.
An excessively large frenum can prevent the teeth from coming together resulting in a gap between the front teeth. A malpositioned frenum can also cause gum recession. If pulling is seen or the frenum is too large to allow the teeth to come together, the frenum is surgically released from the gum with a Frenectomy . Often a Gingival Graft is added to re-establish an adequate amount of attached gingiva.
Gum Disease Laser Therapy
Advancements in gum laser therapy allow many periodontal procedures to be performed with no bleeding, no suturing, and negligible postoperative discomfort. Lasers are of particular value for performing frenectomies and procedures involving cosmetic reshaping of gum tissue to enhance the smile.