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PERIODONTAL DISEASE

WHAT IS PERIODONTAL DISEASE?

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the gums and the supporting structures that hold the teeth in place. It is caused by bacteria present in plaque, a sticky film that forms on the teeth and along the gumline. If not properly removed through regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings, plaque hardens into tartar, leading to gum inflammation and the development of periodontal disease.

STAGES OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE:

GINGIVITIS: Gingivitis is the initial stage of periodontal disease. It is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. At this stage, the damage is reversible with proper oral hygiene and professional dental care.

PERIODONTITIS: If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis. This stage involves the inflammation and infection of the gums, leading to the breakdown of the gum tissue and the supporting structures, including the bone that holds the teeth in place. As a result, the gums may recede, creating spaces or pockets between the gums and teeth.

ADVANCED PERIODONTITIS: In the advanced stage of periodontal disease, the gum pockets become deeper, allowing bacteria to invade further and cause even more damage. Teeth may become loose, and tooth loss may occur.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE:
  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums during brushing or flossing
  • Receding gums or longer-looking teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Changes in the way your teeth fit together when biting
  • Pus between the teeth and gums
  • Changes in the fit of dentures or partial dentures

PREVENTION & TREATMENT OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE:

PREVENTION:
  • Maintain a regular oral hygiene routine, including brushing twice a day and flossing daily.
  • Visit your dentist for professional dental cleanings and check-ups at least twice a year.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco products, as they increase the risk of gum disease.
  • Eat a balanced diet and limit sugary snacks and beverages.
  • Use antimicrobial mouth rinses as recommended by your dentist.
TREATMENT:

SCALING & ROOT PLANING: This deep cleaning procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline and smoothing the tooth roots to promote gum reattachment.

PERIODONTAL MAINTENANCE: Regular periodontal maintenance visits are essential to monitor the health of your gums and prevent the progression of periodontal disease. These visits typically include professional cleanings, gum pocket measurements, and oral health assessments.

SURGICAL PROCEDURES: In advanced cases, surgical interventions may be necessary to remove tartar, reduce pocket depth, regenerate bone or gum tissue, or place dental implants for tooth replacement.

ONGOING HOME CARE: Proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and using antimicrobial mouth rinses as recommended, are crucial for managing and preventing periodontal disease.

At EDITION dental, we are committed to helping you maintain healthy gums and prevent or treat periodontal disease. Our dental team is experienced in the diagnosis and management of periodontal conditions, utilizing advanced techniques and technologies to provide personalized care. If you have any questions or concerns about periodontal disease or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office. We are here to support you on your journey toward optimal oral health and a beautiful smile.

PRE-PROSTHETIC SURGERY

WHAT IS PRE-PROSTHETIC SURGERY?

Pre-prosthetic surgery refers to a variety of dental procedures performed to enhance the oral structures and create an optimal foundation for the placement of dental prosthetics. These surgical interventions are typically recommended when a patient requires dental prostheses such as dentures or dental implants but lacks the ideal conditions for their successful placement. Pre-prosthetic surgery aims to address any anatomical irregularities, provide adequate support and stability, and optimize the fit, function, and aesthetics of the dental prosthetics.

COMMON PRE-PROSTHETIC SURGICAL PROCEDURES:

BONE GRAFTING: Bone grafting involves adding bone or bone-like materials to areas with insufficient bone volume or density. This procedure helps restore bone mass and strength, providing a solid foundation for dental implants or dentures.

RIDGE AUGMENTATION: Ridge augmentation is performed to rebuild or reshape the alveolar ridge (the bony ridge that supports the teeth). It helps correct deformities, defects, or irregularities in the ridge, creating a more favorable environment for prosthetic placement.

SINUS LIFT: A sinus lift, also known as sinus augmentation, is a procedure that involves adding bone to the upper jaw in the area of the molars and premolars. It is performed when there is insufficient bone height to support dental implants in the posterior upper jaw.

SOFT TISSUE GRAFTING: Soft tissue grafting, also known as gum grafting, is performed to restore or enhance the gum tissue around teeth or dental implants. It helps improve aesthetics, reduce tooth sensitivity, and provide adequate support for dental prosthetics.

BENEFITS OF PRE-PROSTHETIC SURGERY:

IMPROVED STABILITY: Pre-prosthetic surgery creates a stable foundation for dental prosthetics, ensuring a secure and comfortable fit. This enhances the stability and functionality of dentures or dental implants.

ENHANCED AESTHETICS: Surgical interventions can improve the aesthetics of the gums, jawbone, and surrounding soft tissues, creating a more natural and appealing smile.

OPTIMAL PROSTHETIC FIT: By addressing anatomical irregularities and providing adequate support, pre-prosthetic surgery helps ensure a proper fit and alignment of dental prosthetics, maximizing their effectiveness and longevity.

LONG-TERM SUCCESS: Pre-prosthetic surgery sets the stage for successful and durable dental prosthetic treatment, enhancing the overall outcome and longevity of your dental restorations.

At EDITION dental, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care, including pre-prosthetic surgery, to help you achieve optimal oral health and the best possible results with your dental prosthetics. Our experienced team utilizes advanced techniques and technologies to deliver personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss pre-prosthetic surgery options, please contact our office. We are here to guide you through the process and ensure a comfortable and successful experience with your dental prosthetics.

GUM GRAFTING

WHAT IS GIINGIVAL (GUM) GRAFTING?

Gingival grafting, also known as gum grafting, is a surgical procedure performed to correct gum recession, improve gum health, and enhance the appearance of your smile. Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue surrounding the teeth pulls back, exposing the tooth roots and potentially leading to tooth sensitivity, increased risk of decay, and compromised aesthetics. Gingival grafting involves taking gum tissue from one area of the mouth (the donor site) and placing it in the affected area (the recipient site) to restore and cover the exposed root surfaces.

THE GINGIVAL GRAFTING PROCESS:

EVALUATION & TREATMENT PLANNING: Our experienced dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your gums and assess the extent of gum recession. We will discuss your concerns and goals to determine the most appropriate grafting technique and identify the most suitable donor site for your specific needs.

DONOR TISSUE SELECTION: The donor tissue for gingival grafting can come from different sources, including the roof of your mouth (palate), adjacent gums, or processed donor tissue (allografts). Our dental team will discuss the options with you and select the most suitable donor tissue for your situation.

GRAFT PLACEMENT: During the procedure, the graft tissue is carefully positioned over the exposed root surfaces and secured in place with sutures or tissue adhesive. The graft acts as a protective barrier and encourages the growth of new gum tissue, restoring proper gum coverage and promoting healing.

HEALING & INTEGRATION: Over time, the graft tissue integrates with the existing gum tissue, providing a healthy and natural-looking gumline. As healing progresses, the grafted tissue becomes part of your own gum tissue, providing improved aesthetics, reducing tooth sensitivity, and protecting the underlying tooth structure.

BENEFITS OF GINGIVAL (GUM) GRAFTING:

RESTORED GUM HEALTH: Gingival grafting addresses gum recession, protecting the exposed tooth roots and reducing the risk of decay, sensitivity, and gum disease.

IMPROVED AESTHETICS: The procedure enhances the appearance of your smile by restoring a more even and symmetrical gumline. It can provide a natural and attractive frame for your teeth, boosting your overall smile aesthetics.

REDUCED TOOTH SENSITIVITY: Gingival grafting covers the exposed tooth roots, reducing sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures and making eating and drinking more comfortable.

PROTECTION AGAINST FURTHER RECESSION: By restoring and thickening the gum tissue, gingival grafting helps prevent future gum recession and maintains the health and stability of your gums.

PRESERVED TOOTH STRUCTURE: Gum recession can lead to the loss of tooth structure and compromise the stability of your teeth. Gingival grafting helps preserve the integrity of the teeth by protecting the roots and underlying structures.

At EDITION dental, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care, including gingival grafting, to help you achieve optimal gum health and a confident smile. Our experienced team utilizes advanced techniques and technologies to deliver personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss gingival grafting options, please contact our office. We are here to guide you through the process and ensure a comfortable and successful experience with your gum grafting procedure.

FRENECTOMY

WHAT IS A FRENECTOMY?

A frenectomy is a minor surgical procedure that involves the removal or alteration of the frenulum, a small band of tissue that connects the lips, cheeks, or tongue to the surrounding oral structures. There are two primary types of frenectomy: labial frenectomy, which addresses the frenulum between the upper or lower lip and the gum tissue, and lingual frenectomy, which addresses the frenulum under the tongue.

REASONS FOR FRENECTOMY:

ANKYLOGLOSSIA (TONGUE TIE): Tongue tie is a condition where the lingual frenulum is abnormally short or tight, restricting the movement of the tongue. This can affect speech, feeding in infants, and oral hygiene.

FRENUM PULL OR DIASTEMA: In some cases, an overactive or thick labial frenulum can cause a gap or space between the front teeth, known as a diastema. Frenectomy can help correct this issue and promote proper alignment of the teeth.

DENTURE STABILITY: Frenectomy may be recommended in preparation for denture placement to enhance stability and prevent denture movement caused by the frenulum.

THE FRENECTOMY PROCESS:

EVALUATION & DIAGNOSIS: Our experienced dentist will conduct a thorough examination to determine if a frenectomy is necessary. This may involve assessing the appearance and functionality of the frenulum, evaluating oral health, and discussing any symptoms or concerns you may have.

ANESTHESIA: Frenectomy procedures can be performed under local anesthesia to numb the area being treated, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure.

FRENECTOMY PROCEDURE: Using precise techniques, our dental team will carefully remove or modify the frenulum. This can be achieved through various methods, including surgical excision, laser treatment, or electrocautery. The specific technique used will depend on the individual case and the dentist's expertise.

HEALING & AFTERCARE: After the frenectomy procedure, you will be provided with post-operative instructions to promote proper healing. These instructions may include guidelines on oral hygiene, diet, pain management, and follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery.

BENEFITS OF FRENECTOMY:

IMPROVED TONGUE MOBILITY: Frenectomy can address ankyloglossia, allowing for improved tongue movement and enhanced speech, swallowing, and oral hygiene.

DIASTEMA CLOSURE: Frenectomy can help close gaps between the front teeth, improving their alignment and aesthetic appearance.

ENHANCED DENTURE STABILITY: Frenectomy can create a stable foundation for dentures by reducing the potential for frenulum-related movement or discomfort.

PREVENTION OF FUTURE ISSUES: Frenectomy can help prevent complications associated with an abnormally positioned or restrictive frenulum, such as speech difficulties or dental problems.

At EDITION dental, we are committed to providing comprehensive care, including frenectomy procedures, to help you achieve optimal oral health and function. Our experienced team utilizes advanced techniques and technologies to deliver personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss frenectomy options, please contact our office. We are here to guide you through the process and ensure a comfortable and successful experience with your frenectomy procedure.

GINGIVECTOMY

WHAT IS A GINGIVECTOMY?

Gingivectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess gum tissue and reshape the gumline. This procedure is commonly used to treat gum disease, correct gum overgrowth (hypertrophy), and enhance the overall appearance of your smile. Gingivectomy is often performed in cases where non-surgical treatments, such as scaling and root planing, have not effectively resolved the gum issues.

REASONS FOR GINGIVECTOMY:

GUM DISEASE: Gingivectomy may be recommended as part of periodontal therapy for treating advanced gum disease. Removing infected or damaged gum tissue allows for improved access to clean and maintain the gum pockets, promoting gum health.

COSMETIC CONCERNS: Excessive gum tissue can create a "gummy" smile or make the teeth appear shorter. Gingivectomy can remove the excess gum tissue, exposing more of the tooth structure and creating a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile.

CROWN LENGTHENING: Gingivectomy can also be performed in cases where there is insufficient tooth structure exposed for the placement of dental crowns or other restorations. By removing gum tissue, the tooth can be exposed to provide a better foundation for restorative treatment.

THE GINGIVECTOMY PROCESS:

EXAMINATION & TREATMENT PLANNING: Our experienced dentist will conduct a comprehensive examination of your gums, evaluate your oral health, and discuss your concerns and treatment goals. This will help determine the most appropriate approach for your gingivectomy procedure.

ANESTHESIA: Gingivectomy procedures can be performed under local anesthesia to numb the area being treated, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure.

GINGIVECTOMY PROCEDURE: Using precise techniques, our dental team will carefully remove the excess gum tissue, sculpting the gumline to create a more balanced and healthy appearance. The procedure may involve traditional surgical instruments or laser technology, depending on the specific case and the dentist's expertise.

HEALING & AFTERCARE: After the gingivectomy procedure, you will be provided with post-operative instructions to promote proper healing. These instructions may include guidelines on oral hygiene, diet, pain management, and follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery.

BENEFITS OF GINGIVECTOMY:

IMPROVED GUM HEALTH: Gingivectomy can remove infected or damaged gum tissue, promoting gum health and reducing the risk of gum disease progression.

AESTHETIC ENHANCEMENT: Gingivectomy can create a more balanced gumline, reducing the appearance of a "gummy" smile and enhancing the overall aesthetics of your smile.

CROWN LENGTHENING: By removing excess gum tissue, gingivectomy can expose more tooth structure, allowing for the placement of dental crowns or other restorations.

INCREASED CONFIDENCE: A well-proportioned and healthy gumline can boost your confidence and make you feel more comfortable with your smile.

At EDITION dental, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care, including gingivectomy procedures, to help you achieve optimal gum health and a confident smile. Our experienced team utilizes advanced techniques and technologies to deliver personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss gingivectomy options, please contact our office. We are here to guide you through the process and ensure a comfortable and successful experience with your gingivectomy procedure.

CROWN LENGTHENING

WHAT IS CROWN LENGTHENING?

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure performed to expose more of the tooth structure by reshaping the gumline and, if necessary, removing a small amount of bone. This procedure is commonly used to address a variety of dental concerns, such as excessive gum tissue, tooth decay beneath the gumline, or the need for a stronger foundation for dental restorations.

REASONS FOR CROWN LENGTHENING:

EXCESSIVE GUM TISSUE: Some individuals have a naturally "gummy" smile, where the gums cover a significant portion of the teeth. Crown lengthening can remove the excess gum tissue and reveal more of the tooth surface, creating a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile.

TOOTH DECAY OR FRACTURE: In cases where tooth decay or fracture extends beneath the gumline, crown lengthening may be necessary to expose the affected area. This allows for proper cleaning, treatment, and restoration of the tooth.

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY: Crown lengthening may be performed to provide a stronger foundation for the placement of dental crowns, bridges, or veneers. By exposing more of the tooth structure, crown lengthening ensures a secure and durable bond between the restorations and the tooth.

THE CROWN LENGTHENING PROCESS:

EVALUATION & TREATMENT PLANNING: Our experienced dentist will conduct a comprehensive examination of your oral health, assess your concerns and treatment goals, and determine the most appropriate approach for your crown lengthening procedure.

ANESTHESIA: Crown lengthening procedures can be performed under local anesthesia to numb the area being treated, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure.

CROWN LENGTHENING PROCEDURE: Using precise techniques, our dental team will carefully reshape the gum tissue and, if necessary, remove a small amount of bone to expose more of the tooth structure. The procedure may involve traditional surgical instruments or laser technology, depending on the specific case and the dentist's expertise.

HEALING & AFTERCARE: After the crown lengthening procedure, you will be provided with post-operative instructions to promote proper healing. These instructions may include guidelines on oral hygiene, diet, pain management, and follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery.

BENEFITS OF CROWN LENGTHENING:

ENHANCED AESTHETICS: Crown lengthening can create a more balanced gumline, reducing the appearance of a "gummy" smile and enhancing the overall aesthetics of your smile.

IMPROVED ORAL HEALTH: By exposing more of the tooth structure, crown lengthening allows for better access for oral hygiene practices, reducing the risk of decay and gum disease.

STRONGER FOUNDATION FOR RESTORATIONS: Crown lengthening provides a stable and reliable foundation for dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, or veneers, ensuring a secure and durable bond between the restoration and the tooth.

CUSTOMIZED TREATMENT: Crown lengthening is a highly customizable procedure, tailored to address your specific concerns and treatment goals.

At EDITION dental, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care, including crown lengthening procedures, to help you achieve optimal oral health and a confident smile. Our experienced team utilizes advanced techniques and technologies to deliver personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss crown lengthening options, please contact our office. We are here to guide you through the process and ensure a comfortable and successful experience with your crown lengthening procedure.

PERIODONTAL DISEASE

PRE-PROSTHETIC SURGERY

GUM GRAFTING

FRENECTOMY

gingivectomy

crown Lengthening

WHAT IS PERIODONTAL DISEASE?

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the gums and the supporting structures that hold the teeth in place. It is caused by bacteria present in plaque, a sticky film that forms on the teeth and along the gumline. If not properly removed through regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings, plaque hardens into tartar, leading to gum inflammation and the development of periodontal disease.

STAGES OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE:

GINGIVITIS: Gingivitis is the initial stage of periodontal disease. It is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. At this stage, the damage is reversible with proper oral hygiene and professional dental care.

PERIODONTITIS: If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis. This stage involves the inflammation and infection of the gums, leading to the breakdown of the gum tissue and the supporting structures, including the bone that holds the teeth in place. As a result, the gums may recede, creating spaces or pockets between the gums and teeth.

ADVANCED PERIODONTITIS: In the advanced stage of periodontal disease, the gum pockets become deeper, allowing bacteria to invade further and cause even more damage. Teeth may become loose, and tooth loss may occur.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE:
  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums during brushing or flossing
  • Receding gums or longer-looking teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Changes in the way your teeth fit together when biting
  • Pus between the teeth and gums
  • Changes in the fit of dentures or partial dentures

PREVENTION & TREATMENT OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE:

PREVENTION:
  • Maintain a regular oral hygiene routine, including brushing twice a day and flossing daily.
  • Visit your dentist for professional dental cleanings and check-ups at least twice a year.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco products, as they increase the risk of gum disease.
  • Eat a balanced diet and limit sugary snacks and beverages.
  • Use antimicrobial mouth rinses as recommended by your dentist.
TREATMENT:

SCALING & ROOT PLANING: This deep cleaning procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline and smoothing the tooth roots to promote gum reattachment.

PERIODONTAL MAINTENANCE: Regular periodontal maintenance visits are essential to monitor the health of your gums and prevent the progression of periodontal disease. These visits typically include professional cleanings, gum pocket measurements, and oral health assessments.

SURGICAL PROCEDURES: In advanced cases, surgical interventions may be necessary to remove tartar, reduce pocket depth, regenerate bone or gum tissue, or place dental implants for tooth replacement.

ONGOING HOME CARE: Proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and using antimicrobial mouth rinses as recommended, are crucial for managing and preventing periodontal disease.

At EDITION dental, we are committed to helping you maintain healthy gums and prevent or treat periodontal disease. Our dental team is experienced in the diagnosis and management of periodontal conditions, utilizing advanced techniques and technologies to provide personalized care. If you have any questions or concerns about periodontal disease or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office. We are here to support you on your journey toward optimal oral health and a beautiful smile.

WHAT IS PRE-PROSTHETIC SURGERY?

Pre-prosthetic surgery refers to a variety of dental procedures performed to enhance the oral structures and create an optimal foundation for the placement of dental prosthetics. These surgical interventions are typically recommended when a patient requires dental prostheses such as dentures or dental implants but lacks the ideal conditions for their successful placement. Pre-prosthetic surgery aims to address any anatomical irregularities, provide adequate support and stability, and optimize the fit, function, and aesthetics of the dental prosthetics.

COMMON PRE-PROSTHETIC SURGICAL PROCEDURES:

BONE GRAFTING: Bone grafting involves adding bone or bone-like materials to areas with insufficient bone volume or density. This procedure helps restore bone mass and strength, providing a solid foundation for dental implants or dentures.

RIDGE AUGMENTATION: Ridge augmentation is performed to rebuild or reshape the alveolar ridge (the bony ridge that supports the teeth). It helps correct deformities, defects, or irregularities in the ridge, creating a more favorable environment for prosthetic placement.

SINUS LIFT: A sinus lift, also known as sinus augmentation, is a procedure that involves adding bone to the upper jaw in the area of the molars and premolars. It is performed when there is insufficient bone height to support dental implants in the posterior upper jaw.

SOFT TISSUE GRAFTING: Soft tissue grafting, also known as gum grafting, is performed to restore or enhance the gum tissue around teeth or dental implants. It helps improve aesthetics, reduce tooth sensitivity, and provide adequate support for dental prosthetics.

BENEFITS OF PRE-PROSTHETIC SURGERY:

IMPROVED STABILITY: Pre-prosthetic surgery creates a stable foundation for dental prosthetics, ensuring a secure and comfortable fit. This enhances the stability and functionality of dentures or dental implants.

ENHANCED AESTHETICS: Surgical interventions can improve the aesthetics of the gums, jawbone, and surrounding soft tissues, creating a more natural and appealing smile.

OPTIMAL PROSTHETIC FIT: By addressing anatomical irregularities and providing adequate support, pre-prosthetic surgery helps ensure a proper fit and alignment of dental prosthetics, maximizing their effectiveness and longevity.

LONG-TERM SUCCESS: Pre-prosthetic surgery sets the stage for successful and durable dental prosthetic treatment, enhancing the overall outcome and longevity of your dental restorations.

At EDITION dental, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care, including pre-prosthetic surgery, to help you achieve optimal oral health and the best possible results with your dental prosthetics. Our experienced team utilizes advanced techniques and technologies to deliver personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss pre-prosthetic surgery options, please contact our office. We are here to guide you through the process and ensure a comfortable and successful experience with your dental prosthetics.

WHAT IS GIINGIVAL (GUM) GRAFTING?

Gingival grafting, also known as gum grafting, is a surgical procedure performed to correct gum recession, improve gum health, and enhance the appearance of your smile. Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue surrounding the teeth pulls back, exposing the tooth roots and potentially leading to tooth sensitivity, increased risk of decay, and compromised aesthetics. Gingival grafting involves taking gum tissue from one area of the mouth (the donor site) and placing it in the affected area (the recipient site) to restore and cover the exposed root surfaces.

THE GINGIVAL GRAFTING PROCESS:

EVALUATION & TREATMENT PLANNING: Our experienced dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your gums and assess the extent of gum recession. We will discuss your concerns and goals to determine the most appropriate grafting technique and identify the most suitable donor site for your specific needs.

DONOR TISSUE SELECTION: The donor tissue for gingival grafting can come from different sources, including the roof of your mouth (palate), adjacent gums, or processed donor tissue (allografts). Our dental team will discuss the options with you and select the most suitable donor tissue for your situation.

GRAFT PLACEMENT: During the procedure, the graft tissue is carefully positioned over the exposed root surfaces and secured in place with sutures or tissue adhesive. The graft acts as a protective barrier and encourages the growth of new gum tissue, restoring proper gum coverage and promoting healing.

HEALING & INTEGRATION: Over time, the graft tissue integrates with the existing gum tissue, providing a healthy and natural-looking gumline. As healing progresses, the grafted tissue becomes part of your own gum tissue, providing improved aesthetics, reducing tooth sensitivity, and protecting the underlying tooth structure.

BENEFITS OF GINGIVAL (GUM) GRAFTING:

RESTORED GUM HEALTH: Gingival grafting addresses gum recession, protecting the exposed tooth roots and reducing the risk of decay, sensitivity, and gum disease.

IMPROVED AESTHETICS: The procedure enhances the appearance of your smile by restoring a more even and symmetrical gumline. It can provide a natural and attractive frame for your teeth, boosting your overall smile aesthetics.

REDUCED TOOTH SENSITIVITY: Gingival grafting covers the exposed tooth roots, reducing sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures and making eating and drinking more comfortable.

PROTECTION AGAINST FURTHER RECESSION: By restoring and thickening the gum tissue, gingival grafting helps prevent future gum recession and maintains the health and stability of your gums.

PRESERVED TOOTH STRUCTURE: Gum recession can lead to the loss of tooth structure and compromise the stability of your teeth. Gingival grafting helps preserve the integrity of the teeth by protecting the roots and underlying structures.

At EDITION dental, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care, including gingival grafting, to help you achieve optimal gum health and a confident smile. Our experienced team utilizes advanced techniques and technologies to deliver personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss gingival grafting options, please contact our office. We are here to guide you through the process and ensure a comfortable and successful experience with your gum grafting procedure.

WHAT IS A FRENECTOMY?

A frenectomy is a minor surgical procedure that involves the removal or alteration of the frenulum, a small band of tissue that connects the lips, cheeks, or tongue to the surrounding oral structures. There are two primary types of frenectomy: labial frenectomy, which addresses the frenulum between the upper or lower lip and the gum tissue, and lingual frenectomy, which addresses the frenulum under the tongue.

REASONS FOR FRENECTOMY:

ANKYLOGLOSSIA (TONGUE TIE): Tongue tie is a condition where the lingual frenulum is abnormally short or tight, restricting the movement of the tongue. This can affect speech, feeding in infants, and oral hygiene.

FRENUM PULL OR DIASTEMA: In some cases, an overactive or thick labial frenulum can cause a gap or space between the front teeth, known as a diastema. Frenectomy can help correct this issue and promote proper alignment of the teeth.

DENTURE STABILITY: Frenectomy may be recommended in preparation for denture placement to enhance stability and prevent denture movement caused by the frenulum.

THE FRENECTOMY PROCESS:

EVALUATION & DIAGNOSIS: Our experienced dentist will conduct a thorough examination to determine if a frenectomy is necessary. This may involve assessing the appearance and functionality of the frenulum, evaluating oral health, and discussing any symptoms or concerns you may have.

ANESTHESIA: Frenectomy procedures can be performed under local anesthesia to numb the area being treated, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure.

FRENECTOMY PROCEDURE: Using precise techniques, our dental team will carefully remove or modify the frenulum. This can be achieved through various methods, including surgical excision, laser treatment, or electrocautery. The specific technique used will depend on the individual case and the dentist's expertise.

HEALING & AFTERCARE: After the frenectomy procedure, you will be provided with post-operative instructions to promote proper healing. These instructions may include guidelines on oral hygiene, diet, pain management, and follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery.

BENEFITS OF FRENECTOMY:

IMPROVED TONGUE MOBILITY: Frenectomy can address ankyloglossia, allowing for improved tongue movement and enhanced speech, swallowing, and oral hygiene.

DIASTEMA CLOSURE: Frenectomy can help close gaps between the front teeth, improving their alignment and aesthetic appearance.

ENHANCED DENTURE STABILITY: Frenectomy can create a stable foundation for dentures by reducing the potential for frenulum-related movement or discomfort.

PREVENTION OF FUTURE ISSUES: Frenectomy can help prevent complications associated with an abnormally positioned or restrictive frenulum, such as speech difficulties or dental problems.

At EDITION dental, we are committed to providing comprehensive care, including frenectomy procedures, to help you achieve optimal oral health and function. Our experienced team utilizes advanced techniques and technologies to deliver personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss frenectomy options, please contact our office. We are here to guide you through the process and ensure a comfortable and successful experience with your frenectomy procedure.

WHAT IS A GINGIVECTOMY?

Gingivectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess gum tissue and reshape the gumline. This procedure is commonly used to treat gum disease, correct gum overgrowth (hypertrophy), and enhance the overall appearance of your smile. Gingivectomy is often performed in cases where non-surgical treatments, such as scaling and root planing, have not effectively resolved the gum issues.

REASONS FOR GINGIVECTOMY:

GUM DISEASE: Gingivectomy may be recommended as part of periodontal therapy for treating advanced gum disease. Removing infected or damaged gum tissue allows for improved access to clean and maintain the gum pockets, promoting gum health.

COSMETIC CONCERNS: Excessive gum tissue can create a "gummy" smile or make the teeth appear shorter. Gingivectomy can remove the excess gum tissue, exposing more of the tooth structure and creating a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile.

CROWN LENGTHENING: Gingivectomy can also be performed in cases where there is insufficient tooth structure exposed for the placement of dental crowns or other restorations. By removing gum tissue, the tooth can be exposed to provide a better foundation for restorative treatment.

THE GINGIVECTOMY PROCESS:

EXAMINATION & TREATMENT PLANNING: Our experienced dentist will conduct a comprehensive examination of your gums, evaluate your oral health, and discuss your concerns and treatment goals. This will help determine the most appropriate approach for your gingivectomy procedure.

ANESTHESIA: Gingivectomy procedures can be performed under local anesthesia to numb the area being treated, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure.

GINGIVECTOMY PROCEDURE: Using precise techniques, our dental team will carefully remove the excess gum tissue, sculpting the gumline to create a more balanced and healthy appearance. The procedure may involve traditional surgical instruments or laser technology, depending on the specific case and the dentist's expertise.

HEALING & AFTERCARE: After the gingivectomy procedure, you will be provided with post-operative instructions to promote proper healing. These instructions may include guidelines on oral hygiene, diet, pain management, and follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery.

BENEFITS OF GINGIVECTOMY:

IMPROVED GUM HEALTH: Gingivectomy can remove infected or damaged gum tissue, promoting gum health and reducing the risk of gum disease progression.

AESTHETIC ENHANCEMENT: Gingivectomy can create a more balanced gumline, reducing the appearance of a "gummy" smile and enhancing the overall aesthetics of your smile.

CROWN LENGTHENING: By removing excess gum tissue, gingivectomy can expose more tooth structure, allowing for the placement of dental crowns or other restorations.

INCREASED CONFIDENCE: A well-proportioned and healthy gumline can boost your confidence and make you feel more comfortable with your smile.

At EDITION dental, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care, including gingivectomy procedures, to help you achieve optimal gum health and a confident smile. Our experienced team utilizes advanced techniques and technologies to deliver personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss gingivectomy options, please contact our office. We are here to guide you through the process and ensure a comfortable and successful experience with your gingivectomy procedure.

WHAT IS CROWN LENGTHENING?

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure performed to expose more of the tooth structure by reshaping the gumline and, if necessary, removing a small amount of bone. This procedure is commonly used to address a variety of dental concerns, such as excessive gum tissue, tooth decay beneath the gumline, or the need for a stronger foundation for dental restorations.

REASONS FOR CROWN LENGTHENING:

EXCESSIVE GUM TISSUE: Some individuals have a naturally "gummy" smile, where the gums cover a significant portion of the teeth. Crown lengthening can remove the excess gum tissue and reveal more of the tooth surface, creating a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile.

TOOTH DECAY OR FRACTURE: In cases where tooth decay or fracture extends beneath the gumline, crown lengthening may be necessary to expose the affected area. This allows for proper cleaning, treatment, and restoration of the tooth.

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY: Crown lengthening may be performed to provide a stronger foundation for the placement of dental crowns, bridges, or veneers. By exposing more of the tooth structure, crown lengthening ensures a secure and durable bond between the restorations and the tooth.

THE CROWN LENGTHENING PROCESS:

EVALUATION & TREATMENT PLANNING: Our experienced dentist will conduct a comprehensive examination of your oral health, assess your concerns and treatment goals, and determine the most appropriate approach for your crown lengthening procedure.

ANESTHESIA: Crown lengthening procedures can be performed under local anesthesia to numb the area being treated, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure.

CROWN LENGTHENING PROCEDURE: Using precise techniques, our dental team will carefully reshape the gum tissue and, if necessary, remove a small amount of bone to expose more of the tooth structure. The procedure may involve traditional surgical instruments or laser technology, depending on the specific case and the dentist's expertise.

HEALING & AFTERCARE: After the crown lengthening procedure, you will be provided with post-operative instructions to promote proper healing. These instructions may include guidelines on oral hygiene, diet, pain management, and follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery.

BENEFITS OF CROWN LENGTHENING:

ENHANCED AESTHETICS: Crown lengthening can create a more balanced gumline, reducing the appearance of a "gummy" smile and enhancing the overall aesthetics of your smile.

IMPROVED ORAL HEALTH: By exposing more of the tooth structure, crown lengthening allows for better access for oral hygiene practices, reducing the risk of decay and gum disease.

STRONGER FOUNDATION FOR RESTORATIONS: Crown lengthening provides a stable and reliable foundation for dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, or veneers, ensuring a secure and durable bond between the restoration and the tooth.

CUSTOMIZED TREATMENT: Crown lengthening is a highly customizable procedure, tailored to address your specific concerns and treatment goals.

At EDITION dental, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care, including crown lengthening procedures, to help you achieve optimal oral health and a confident smile. Our experienced team utilizes advanced techniques and technologies to deliver personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss crown lengthening options, please contact our office. We are here to guide you through the process and ensure a comfortable and successful experience with your crown lengthening procedure.

The best way to reduce your risk of having gum disease is to visit your dentist on regular basis for check-ups and cleanings. Gum disease is an inflammatory condition that affects supporting soft tissue and bone around the teeth. Although many times there is only minimal or no symptoms, this disease is considered to be a serious health condition that if not treated can lead to tooth loss. It occurs as a result of your body’s immune response against toxins produced by bacteria that live on your teeth and gums.

Increasing research evidence over the last two decades has suggested positive associations between gum inflammation and several important systemic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction and stroke. Therefore, proper diagnosis and treatment of gum disease may not only benefit your oral health, but may also play a positive role in your overall systemic health.

If you have any questions or concerns about periodontal disease or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office. We are here to support you on your journey toward optimal oral health and a beautiful smile.

WELCOME TO EDITION DENTAL PERIODONTICS!

TREATMENT OF GUM DISEASE MAY NOT ONLY BENEFIT YOUR ORAL HEALTH, BUT ALSO YOUR SYSTEMIC HEALTH.

How can Edition help?

Periodontics is a branch of dentistry we offer that focuses on the health of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, including the periodontal ligament and the alveolar bone. Our Periodontists are specialized dentists who diagnose and treat problems affecting these structures, including gum disease and other conditions that affect your gums! Here is a general overview of how our periodontics works:

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Initial consultation: The periodontist will examine the patient's gums and supporting structures to determine the best course of treatment. This may include taking x-rays and dental impressions.

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Diagnosis: The periodontist will diagnose any problems affecting the gums and supporting structures and develop a treatment plan to address these issues.

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Treatment: Depending on the specific needs of the patient, the periodontist may recommend a variety of treatments to address gum disease and other conditions, including scaling and root planing, gum grafts, and tooth extractions.

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Maintenance: After the initial treatment, the periodontist will recommend a maintenance plan to help the patient maintain good oral health and prevent future problems from occurring. This may include regular cleanings and check-ups.

Some benefits of periodontal treatment

Improved oral health: Periodontal treatment can help prevent gum disease and other problems that can affect the gums and supporting structures of the teeth.

Reduced risk of tooth loss: Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, and periodontal treatment can help prevent this from occurring.

Improved appearance: Periodontal treatment can help improve the appearance of the gums and teeth, resulting in a more attractive smile.

Improved overall health: Good oral health is important for overall health and well-being. Periodontal treatment can help maintain good oral health and prevent dental problems from occurring.

Reduced risk of other health problems: Some studies have suggested that gum disease may be linked to other health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. Periodontal treatment can help reduce the risk of these problems.

Dr. Jessica Tasios

General & Cosmetic Dentist

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Dr. Jessica Tasios

General & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Jessica Tasios (affectionately known as “Dr. Jess”) received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University where she graduated with high distinction. Her keen eye for beauty combined with her elite training allow her to create an outstanding patient experience. Dr. Jess is certified in Nitrous Oxide and Oral Sedation, has completed over 365 hours of advanced dental implant training and has been mentored by some of the best cosmetic dentists in the world. She is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association and American Dental Association. Dr. Jess exudes a friendly and understanding nature and is passionate about creating a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere for her patients in order to provide them exceptional esthetic and restorative dentistry.

Dentistry aside, sports have had a positive influence on her life. Her desire to be exceptional was evident when she played varsity soccer at Western University, where she was named the Most Valuable Player and team captain. Her enthusiastic personality coupled with her passion for helping others make her a highly coveted dentist for patients of all ages.

Dr. Ihab Kodsi

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

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Dr. Ihab Kodsi

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Kodsi is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with extensive training and experience. He completed his Honours Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of Toronto and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction from Western University. Dr. Kodsi furthered his education with a one-year hospital-based dental residency program at the University of British Columbia, gaining advanced training in various aspects of dentistry, including conscious sedation.

With a focus on oral surgery, Dr. Kodsi practiced as a general practitioner in the Greater Toronto Area before pursuing a full-scope specialty training program in oral & maxillofacial surgery at McGill University. This comprehensive program covered a wide scope, including dentoalveolar surgery, implant surgery, orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial oncology and reconstruction, maxillofacial trauma and anesthesia.

Following his return to the Greater Toronto Area, Dr. Kodsi became a partner in one of the largest oral surgery groups in the country and provides oral surgery services through various clinics in Ontario. Inspired by the notion of continuous improvement and maintaining relevance in a quickly evolving dental landscape, Dr. Kodsi completed a rigorous Executive MBA program at Western University's Ivey Business School.

Dr. Kodsi is a certified provider of Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and all levels of anesthesia including deep sedation and general anesthesia. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, maintains a specialty license with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, and is a clinical instructor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry. He holds an active staff position at Trillium Health Partners and Halton Healthcare. He is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Ontario Dental Association, the Halton-Peel Dental Association, the Canadian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Ontario Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the ITI International Team for Implantology.