Periodontists Team With Dentists For Beautiful, Healthy Smiles!

Posted on Feb 06, 2014 by William J. Claiborne, DDS MS

Instead of having one dental professional for your oral health and smile’s appearance, general dentists regularly team with periodontists. Although general dentists often refer patients to us for periodontal problems, such as gum disease, we also team with your general dentist to create treatment plans that best conform to your needs and goals.

While periodontists are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, they are also trained in performing cosmetic procedures involving gum tissue. This skill level includes cosmetic procedures to enhance the appearance of your smile.

A common procedure for smile enhancement is crown lengthening. We also are trained to a ‘gummy smile.’ These procedures correct the amount of gum tissue that shows in a full smile, creating an even, balanced gum line that reveals a proper tooth length that is balanced to one’s facial features. Periodontists also correct gum recession by covering exposed root surfaces, which prevents sensitivity to hot and cold and for esthetic reasons.

If you have dental fear or anxiety, feel free to discuss this at your initial consultation or exam. We have several options that can enhance your comfort throughout any procedure. Like your general dentist, our goal is to make your experience a positive one so your overall outcome is a healthy, attractive smile!

Call (828) 274-9440 for more information.

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