Philadelphia area dentist, Dr. A, believes in helping patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. To achieve the most desirable appearance, patients may need to seek cosmetic dentistry. However, if patients are dealing with oral health concerns such as periodontal disease or cavities, they may require general or restorative dentistry before they are able to advance into cosmetic treatments. For some patients with extensive damage from periodontal disease, gum surgery is a necessity.
Gum surgery is often done to remove areas of bacteria that are contributing to the development of periodontal disease. Many times the gums will need to be cut in order for the dentist to perform scaling and root planing. This is often performed on patients with periodontal disease that has greatly affected their smile. Another reason patients may have gum surgery is to address cosmetic issues such as a gummy smile. Gum surgery can remove the soft tissues from the gum line in order to provide a more attractive smile. Gum surgery for periodontal disease may be covered by dental insurance plans while cosmetic surgery for gums is often paid by patients as an elective procedure.
The primary advantage of gum surgery is bringing the smile back to health and making it look attractive. Gum tissue can be a cosmetic problem as well as an oral health problem, so Dr. A will address conditions as necessary to achieve better health and wellness for his patients.
At Innovative Dental By Dr. A, we offer a wide range of treatments for patients of all ages. Dr. A ensures patients feel comfortable in his state-of-the-art practice and receive optimal care to bring their smile back to health and ensure it is as beautiful as ever! If you live in or around the area of Philadelphia and you have considered quality care with a dedicated professional such as Dr. A, contact him today to book a consultation appointment and evaluation. His practice is always accepting new patients.