Soft Tissue Periodontics - Nashville, TN
Restore Your Gums and Your Smile
with Soft Tissue Procedure
Improve and Restore Your Gum Health
If you have lost gum tissue or have damaged gums after gum disease, an injury, or for any other reason, our doctors may recommend soft tissue procedures to rebuild the tissue. We perform frenectomies, gingivectomies, and gum grafts using innovative techniques and dental lasers. Our experienced team will work to reshape and restore your gums in preparation for dental implants or simply to improve your smile.
A frenectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing the small fold of tissue between the lip and gums. It may be necessary to remove or reduce the skin that connects the upper lip and gums if you are unable to open your mouth or if there is any damage to the frenulum. We use innovative techniques and dental lasers to make this a relatively simple and painless procedure.
If we need to remove a significant amount of infected or damaged gum tissue due to gum disease, we will perform a gingivectomy. This procedure is usually necessary when the gums have pulled so far away from the teeth that you have deep pockets forming around the tooth. This can increase your chances of recurring gum disease that causes irreversible damage to the gums and even tooth loss. We can also perform a gingivectomy if you have an excessive amount of gum tissue around the teeth which causes a ‘gummy smile’.
Benefits Of A Gingivectomy Include:
- Removes infected tissue
- Restores gum health
- Reduces pocket depth between teeth and gums
- Performed in-house
- Can treat a gummy smile
- Performed under local anesthesia