Matthews, NC (PRWEB) May 22, 2017
Dr. Kiya Green, a periodontist in Matthews, NC, of Matthews Periodontics, is now welcoming new patients with periodontal plastic surgery treatments, including crown lengthening and gum reduction surgery, with or without a referral from a general dentist. Dr. Green provides these esthetic and functional procedures to help patients improve their oral health, reduce gummy smiles and achieve a smile they can feel confident in.
Periodontal plastic surgery can help enhance a smile’s appearance, but it also offers health benefits. Patients with excess gum tissue may be more prone to periodontal disease, a serious infection in the gums that can result in chronic, widespread inflammation of the gums, as well as throughout the body. Since crown lengthening involves increasing the exposed surface area of the tooth and decreasing the depth of the surrounding tissues, which can have the potential to turn into periodontal pockets, it can help patients fight and eliminate infection in those areas. In some cases, infection is not likely, but the procedure is necessary to help patients achieve the look they desire. This is known as esthetic lengthening of the crown.
Functional crown lengthening occurs during cosmetic and restorative procedures. It may be necessary if a tooth is broken below the gum line, if a tooth is severely decayed, or if there is not a sufficient structure for a restoration, such as a crown or a bridge, to be completed. In this case, a periodontist in Matthews, NC, may adjust the bone levels and gums to expose additional tooth surface so the restoration can be completed.
Patients with excess gum tissue do not have to live with gummy smiles. To learn more about having periodontal plastic surgery, contact Dr. Green’s practice, Matthews Periodontics, by calling 704-847-5657.
About the Doctor
Matthews Periodontics is a periodontal dental practice offering personalized dental care to patients in Matthews, NC. Dr. Kiya Green is an experienced, board-certified periodontist who offers a variety of dental and periodontal services including dental implants, laser dentistry, sedation dentistry and gum disease and gum recession treatment. Dr. Green is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. To learn more about Matthews Periodontics, Dr. Green or the services they offer, visit http://www.matthewsperio.com or call 704-847-5657 to schedule a customized consultation with Dr. Green.