Your gum tissues play an important role in the overall health and function of your smile, sealing out bacteria and maintaining ideal smile aesthetics. When periodontal disease, gum recession, or other soft tissue concerns threaten the health of your smile and function of your teeth, turn to our expert oral and maxillofacial surgeons for periodontal surgery. With years of dedicated training and over 45 years of combined clinical experience in soft tissue procedures and treatment for gum disease in Carbondale, IL, Dr. Billy Laun and Dr. Frederick Gustave are here to restore your smile’s health, function, and appearance.
A “gummy” smile can lead to both aesthetic and functional issues. We provide crown lengthening with our PerioLase® MVP-7™ dental laser to gently vaporize excess tissues and recreate a more symmetrical gumline.
Dental implants can decay if infection affects the surrounding tissues and bone. Treating peri-implantitis is similar to treating gum disease in Carbondale, IL. We use the PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser to eradicate bacteria and diseased tissues.
The frenulum connects the upper lip and the tongue to the mouth. If it’s too restrictive, it can hinder necessary functions. We offer tongue-tie and lip-tie revisions to release these tissues and improve everyday activities like eating, swallowing, and speaking.
Expert Solutions for Gum Disease
Gum disease is one of the most dangerous periodontal conditions affecting your gum tissues, bone, and teeth. This disease begins when bacteria from plaque infect the gum tissues causing them to bleed easily, become inflamed, and pull away from the teeth. Gum disease is a progressive condition that will continue to worsen and destroy oral structures if not properly treated. In advanced cases, gum disease has been linked to complications with systemic health conditions such as respiratory disease, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. To help our patients avoid serious health concerns resulting from this disease, Dr. Laun and Dr. Gustave provide the following treatments:
Gums that have functional or aesthetic issues due to gum disease will benefit from a gingivectomy. We use our dental laser to remove gum tissues for restorative or cosmetic purposes to help reduce infection or improve smile aesthetics.
Advanced gum disease can impact your oral and physical health and must be comprehensively treated. Osseous surgery uses scalpels and incisions to cut away the diseased tissues and clear the periodontal pockets of bacteria.
Gum disease affecting the tissues and bone can be effectively treated with LANAP. Using the PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser, we gently vaporize diseased tissues, eradicate bacteria and plaque deposits, smooth bone, and create healthy blood clots to regenerate new tissues.
For patients struggling with gum disease who also have dental implants we have a specialized treatment to solve your peri-implantitis. LAPIP is a patient-friendly, predictable solution for ailing implants.
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