Good gum health depends in large part on good habits. You can spare yourself many complications simply by brushing and flossing as directed, avoiding all tobacco products, and coming to Key Dental Group for regular cleanings and exams. Still other soft tissue problems occur naturally. Whether you have gum issues that are health-related or purely cosmetic, preventable or not, our skilled team has a suitable treatment and the expertise to deliver the results you want. One of our team members even won an award for her accomplishments in periodontics. We’re your home for comprehensive, proven periodontal treatment in Madison and Pearl, MS.
We’ve been open as a practice for 25 years, and our team has many more decades of experience in treating periodontal disease and other conditions. We can provide effective periodontal care, including some minimally invasive laser-based treatments.
Our laser equipment enables us to instantly eradicate signs of bacteria and infection from your mouth without damaging surrounding healthy tissue! We commonly use this minimally invasive technology for gingivectomies—removing diseased gum tissue that can’t be treated. We also use it for soft tissue recontouring/crown lengthening. If you feel you have a “gummy smile,” this procedure will create a more balanced look with less gum tissue and more tooth visible. We can complete these treatments with no scalpels or sutures!
When dental plaque buildup under your gumline goes untreated your gums and teeth can separate, leaving deep pockets between them. Scaling is when we clear away the accumulated plaque. We follow this with root planing, during which we smooth down the root enamel to keep bacteria from growing in small crevices. After this treatment, your gums and teeth will be able to reconnect and seal your smile from infection.
Periodontal disease is incurable at present, but we can control it. Once you undergo gum disease treatment, we’ll have you come back to our office for ongoing periodontal maintenance three or four times per year. These appointments will give us the opportunity to do deep cleaning in the form of additional scaling and root planing, which will eradicate any bacteria that may have built up since your prior treatment.
Dental implants are made to last many years and have a success rate of 98%. If the tissue around an implant becomes infected, however, implants can become unstable and eventually fall out. After this, the underlying jawbone may recede. Through a combination of deep cleaning, removal of infected tissue, and bone grafting our team can protect your smile investment from the effects of peri-implantitis.
Your mouth has two pieces of tissue that perform highly specific functions. One connects your upper lip to your upper gums. The other anchors your tongue to the floor of your mouth. If either of these tissues is too short, it can restrict your ability to eat and speak normally. You may also not be able to receive orthodontic appliances. By performing a frenectomy—removal of the
restrictive tissue—we can enable you to enjoy meals and conversations without constraints.
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