The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta says that gum disease affects close half of American adults over the age of 30. From mild gingivitis to devastating periodontitis, gum problems impact your teeth and your overall health. What is gum disease in Bloomfield Hills, and what are its symptoms? How can you prevent this worrisome oral health problem, and how do Dr. David Banda and his colleagues at Cranbrook Dental Care work to heal it?
April 17, 2017
February 17, 2015
If you’ve been told that you may need oral soft tissue surgery, don’t panic. The goal of oral soft tissue surgery is to restore and maintain attractive and healthy mouth tissues. Your gum or soft tissue surgery doesn’t have to be a traumatic or uncomfortable experience. You can trust Dr. Banda to perform your oral surgery. Dr. Banda is a gentle and highly qualified soft tissue oral surgeon, specializing in the complexities of the bone, skin, muscles, and nerves of the mouth. Make an appointment with Dr. Banda, the Implant Dentist, at Cranbrook Dental Care today. Cranbrook Dental Care proudly restores smiles daily throughout Bloomfield Hills, MI, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, Birmingham, and the surrounding communities.
What Is Oral Soft Tissue Surgery?
Sometimes, mouth surgery is required to restore gum tissues around teeth or prepare gum tissues for dental implants. Oral soft tissue surgery may be for the augmentation, reduction, or reshaping of your gums. Common soft tissue surgeries include:
- Frenectomy: Frena are small folds of tissue under the tongue, inside the upper lip, inside the lower lip, or connecting the cheeks and gums. A Frenectomy may be performed to loosen the frenum’s connection and extend the range of motion in the area.
- Soft tissue grafts: Soft tissue gum grafts are used to increase gum tissue in certain areas. Gum tissue grafting can be used to:
o Prevent further gum recession
o Cover exposed tooth roots
o Stop gum sensitivity
o Improve gum appearance
o Treat advanced periodontitis
- Gingivectomy and Gingivoplasty: A gingivectomy surgically removes diseased or excess gum tissue caused by advanced gum disease (periodontitis). Gingivoplasty is the surgical reshaping of the gum tissue, and is often performed in combination with a gingivectomy.
- Crown Lengthening: If a tooth has been severely weakened by decay, is cracked, broken, or worn down, Dr. Banda may perform a crown lengthening procedure to ensure that enough of the tooth’s structure is available to securely hold a dental crown in place.
Is Oral Soft Tissue Surgery Painful?
Dr. Banda is trained and experienced in all aspects of anesthesia and sedation administration. Every consideration will be made to ensure that your oral soft tissue surgery is as comfortable, relaxed, and pain free as possible. Usually, patients describe their oral surgery experience as surprisingly pleasant. After surgery, you may be prescribed pain medication to make you as comfortable as possible at home.
Oral soft tissue surgery improves the form and functioning of your teeth and gums to maintain optimum oral health. Make an appointment with Dr. Banda, the Implant Dentist, for your oral soft tissue surgery needs. Dr. Banda offers patient centered dental care. Cranbrook Dental Care is trusted by families throughout Bloomfield Hills, MI, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, Birmingham, and the neighboring communities.