When you have too little gum tissue, a common problem, it’s best fixed through gum graft surgery and/or periodontal treatment. But when you have too much gum tissue, the opposite procedure, called crown lengthening, is in order.
Extra wait time, additional dental appointments in the midst of a busy schedule, two separate dental insurance claims, and likely a higher overall bill can all result when you get an extraction during one dental office visit and a dental implant on a subsequent visit.
It pays to protect your periodontal tissue (gums), for it serves to guard your teeth, your oral health, and your overall health - besides preventing painful infection in your gum tissue itself. When you are experiencing gum problems, maybe despite your best efforts at good oral hygiene at home, it's time to see your periodontist to talk about possible periodontal treatments.
Toothbrushes have been with us, in one form or another, for thousands of years. The more or less modern concept was invented in China in 1498, and the brush with nylon bristles so familiar to us today first saw the light of day in the 1930s.
Getting an annual check up with your local periodontist that includes an oral cancer screening can help you lower risk factors for oral cancer and catch it early, should it develop, so as to greatly increase the odds of successfully treating it and beating it.