When it comes to your gums, you will want to keep away inflammation of the gum line that can spread to the bone holding your teeth in place. This means brushing and flossing daily and seeing your dentist a minimum of twice a year for professional dental cleanings and checkups. Unless you take good care of your smile, early gum disease can advance from gingivitis to periodontitis and eventually, advanced periodontitis, where teeth can loosen and fall out because of deteriorated gum tissue and bone.
If your gums show signs of gum disease – bleeding, swollen, red or tender, pulling away from your teeth, chronic bad breath, loose teeth, or pus around your teeth and gums – you may have gum disease. If you are unhappy with your smile because of gummy teeth, we invite you to call our office to schedule a visit with our periodontist about a crown lengthening treatment. We can help you create a beautiful, healthy-looking smile!