A Schaumburg periodontist is a dentist who specializes in periodontal therapy. Periodontal therapy is the treatment of gum (periodontal) disease. There are many different types of periodontal therapies that are utilized for different degrees of periodontal disease. While the primary objective of periodontal treatment is done for oral health purposes, it also improves the esthetics as well. This is because, in order to have a beautiful smile, the gums must be healthy.
Periodontists are trained to do certain procedures like gum graft surgery. A Schaumburg periodontist could so gum graft surgery and dental crown lengthening, which are two of several periodontal therapies that offer esthetic benefits. Gum graft surgery is an example of a periodontal treatment. When there is excessive gingival recession, gum grafts are used to cover gum roots or to assist the development of gum tissue where it’s missing. It can be performed for one tooth or several teeth, depending on the situation. The procedure can be done to even the gum line and to reduce sensitivity. The gum graft not only improves function, but it also improves aesthetics. The patient benefits from improvements in function like eating and speaking while benefiting cosmetically. It provide them with a beautiful smile. A dental crown lengthening procedure is another periodontal treatment that improves the appearance. When the teeth are covered too much by gum tissue, they can appear too short. The dental crown lengthening procedure is performed to correct this. During the procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose the natural teeth. The periodontist might recommend doing the dental crown procedure as well in order to make a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure, like a crown or bridge possible. The procedure evens the gum and bone levels to expose more of the tooth, so it can be restored.
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