Soft Tissue Periodontics - Denver, NC

Rebalance Your Gums and Your Health

Soft Tissue Treatment with a Soft Touch

While your teeth generally take much of the credit for your ability to eat and speak, your soft tissues perform vital functions that you may sometimes take for granted. Most notably, your gums are the protective barrier that keeps infection out and your teeth in. Sometimes having too little or too much soft tissue can make you feel self-conscious, can limit essential oral functions, and can even jeopardize your dental health. Our skilled periodontist at Avason Family Dentistry is an expert in soft tissue treatments and has over two decades of experience in such procedures as frenectomies, osseous surgery, and gum grafting. With our customized soft tissue treatment in Denver, NC, we can restore your dental health so you can live a functional and healthy life!

Signs of Soft Tissue Problems

  • Receding gums
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Gummy smiles
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Speaking, nursing, or swallowing problems
  • Large gap between front two teeth
gum recession graphic

Select Soft Tissue Treatments

Crown Lengthening
Too much gum tissue covering your teeth can make them appear small or short and give you a “gummy” smile look. With care and precision, we’ll reshape the gum tissue and remove excess bone around your teeth to restore better symmetry and improve your tooth-to-gum ratio. Soft tissue recontouring rebalances your smile and restores your confidence!
The slender tissue connecting your top lip to your gums or your tongue to the bottom of your mouth are each called a frenulum. If either of these tissues is too restrictive, you may have difficulty speaking or eating leading to a tongue-tie or lip-tie. Receiving a frenectomy in Denver, NC releases this problematic tissue, freeing you to get full enjoyment out of meals, conversations, and even simply smiling. We treat young adults and adults, and offer the option for gentle laser frenectomies as well.
Gum Grafting
Gums receding or pulling away from the teeth leave sensitive roots exposed to harmful bacteria. Gum grafting restores gum tissue where it has receded, usually replacing it with tissue from your own mouth. This tissue graft will fuse with your existing gums, alleviating your tooth sensitivity and giving you a consistent and healthy gum line.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissues caused by toxins released from bacterial plaque. Treatment involves non-surgical scaling and root planing or more surgical procedures, gingivectomy and osseous surgery. Periodontal maintenance is also often recommended after initial gum disease treatment to keep gums healthy long-term.

Get the balanced, beautiful smile you deserve!

Schedule your consultation with our periodontist in Denver, NC to learn more.