You have had a detailed discussion with our dentist and/or hygienist about how periodontal treatment will help bring your gums back to a state of health. What are some of the improvements you can expect to see in your smile as a result of gum therapy?
Get a less “gummy” smile.
In improving the health of your gums, the dentist may recommend the removal of excess gum tissue around the tooth by means of a simple laser procedure. This recontouring of the gums will reduce the depth of the pocket that once harbored disease, and will make accessing the pocket with a toothbrush and floss much easier for you. Having your gum line adjusted this way will expose more of your beautiful teeth so that you don’t have as much of a “gummy” smile as before.
Freshen your breath.
Gum disease is caused by bacteria that cause a break down in gum attachment and bone support. This infection typically causes a peculiar odor and taste in the mouth. When you get treatment to reduce the bacteria and encourage healing, the bad taste and smell should also go away.
Improve the appearance of your gums.
When your gums are troubled by disease, they tend to be puffier, looser, and even redder than they would be in health. This is because the inflammation increases fluid and blood flow in the gums. After gum therapy, the gums have the opportunity to regain a normal texture and color.
After gum therapy, you can definitely experience an improved smile. You can then talk and laugh with the confidence that your breath isn’t offensive to anyone. Talk with your dentist and hygienist about what you can do to maintain healthy gums.
Posted on behalf of:
Gilreath Dental Associates
200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060
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