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Periodontics

Gum health effects your overall health

Periodontal disease is a disease that is multifactorial. So there’s a genetic component, but there’s also a bacterial component and there’s even a bite force component.

The Causes of Periodontal Disease

The primary causes of gum disease include poor dental hygiene, tobacco use, genetics, aging or general health conditions.

Gum Treatment

Periodontal Care

Do you avoid smiling because you feel self-conscious about chipped or discolored teeth? And no matter how many teeth whitening products you try your smile just isn’t as bright as you’d like. Maybe you feel embarrassed because of unevenly spaced or misshapen teeth.

You’re not alone. According to a study commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists more than one-third of American adults say they are unsatisfied with their smile and admit that they cover their teeth when they talk. 48% percent of young adults ages 18-24 in that same study admitted to untagging themselves in Facebook photos because of their smile.

Porcelain veneers can help cover chips, cracks, discoloration and other cosmetic flaws that may make you self-conscious when you smile or talk.

Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments — and for good reason! Porcelain veneers from Miami cosmetic dentists Dr. Raul Garcia and Dr. Conchi Sanchez-Garcia can help correct a variety of common cosmetic dental problems and give you the beautiful and vibrant smile you’ve always wanted!

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Liz

Testimonial

Often daily symptoms, especially pain, are overlooked and become just a part of your life. Learn more about Liz’s life changing procedure she received after a recommendation at her regular dental check up.

I didn’t realize that my body was kind of slanting towards one side. I had a lot of headaches, I was grinding my teeth and they were symptoms that I kind of learn to live with. Dr. Garcia tied them all together.

Healthy Gums

Periodontal Services and Treatments

At Miami Designer Smiles, we offer our periodontal patients quality care in treating and preventing gum disease, including:

  • Laser gum treatment
  • Pinhole gum surgery
  • Gum therapy

Laser Gum Treatment

Laser periodontal surgery is used to eliminate bacterial infections of the gums and treat damaged periodontal tissue. Laser gum procedures also help to harden the sticky plaque formed below the gum line, making it easier to remove.

Laser gum therapy is ideal because it targets very deep pockets of infection and selectively kills harmful bacteria that cause infection and inflammation while facilitating the body’s healing response.

Laser gum treatment is also relatively painless and maximally effective and can target diseased tissue with minimal impact to healthy gum tissue nearby.

Lasers help to facilitate gum cell regeneration and kill off periodontal disease-causing bacteria. There is little to no bleeding involved in laser periodontal treatment, minimal swelling and no need for general anesthesia.

Topical anesthesia is administered before the procedure for your comfort.

Pinhole Gum Surgery

Pinhole gum surgery, also known as a “lunchtime gum lift,” is a minimally invasive treatment for receding gums. Unlike surgical gum tissue grafting that requires incisions and stitches, pinhole gum surgery treats affected tissue by making a pinhole in the area. A small device is inserted into the hole to move the gums into a healthier and more attractive position. Collagen strips are then inserted into the pinhole to keep the gums in place and facilitate new tissue growth.

One advantage of this procedure is that multiple areas of recession can be treated at once, while conventional grafting, on the other hand, requires numerous treatments if multiple teeth are affected. Another advantage is that the pinhole surgical procedure means a faster healing process than traditional gum grafting.

Root Scaling and Planing

Root planing and scaling are conventional periodontal treatments. They can be used separately but are often combined when tartar or plaque is built up too much to be removed during a standard professional cleaning.

During a dental scaling, the built-up plaque above and below the gum lines is removed. In combination with practicing good oral hygiene, dental scaling can help reduce the amount of gum disease-causing bacteria along the gum line.

Root planing is the next phase of the treatment process. Root planing smooths out the tooth’s root, making it more difficult for bacteria to attach and grow.

During these deep cleanings, we locally numb the area so that you feel little to no discomfort.

Do you suspect that you have periodontal disease? We can help. Call us to schedule your consultation – we can help develop a personal treatment plan for you.

The Causes of Periodontal Disease

The primary causes of gum disease include poor dental hygiene, tobacco use, genetics, aging or general health conditions.

Periodontal Services and Treatments

At Miami Designer Smiles, we offer our periodontal patients quality care in treating and preventing gum disease, including:

  • Laser gum treatment
  • Pinhole gum surgery
  • Gum therapy