John W. Schulz, D.D.S. - San FranciscoPeriodontics
Healthy Gums Mean Healthy Teeth
A periodontist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. They are trained to perform a variety of procedures that can maintain and improve the health of the soft tissues in your mouth.
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Functional crown lengthening is performed to remove excess gum and bone tissue in order to place a crown. This allows the gum line to look natural and enhance your natural smile.
When a tooth is lost, both bone and gum tissue compete for the defect space. The gum tissue generates quicker than bone, thus assuming the space. With a membrane placement we can keep the gum tissue from the space, while the bone regenerates.
Flap surgery is a procedure where the gum flap is lifted away from the tooth. Diseased tissue and sometimes bone is removed. The rough surfaces of the tooth are then smoothed by root planing.