Skilled Gum Surgery in Fairfield

It can be easy to forget just how crucial your gums are to your oral and overall health. When your gums are healthy and well cared for, they help keep your teeth in place and prevent harmful bacteria from entering your body. That's why it's vital that you have a dentist you can trust to keep your gums looking and feeling their best. At Omni Dental Specialty Group, we proudly provide extensive gum surgery options to Fairfield residents and those in its surrounding communities.

Whether you need gum grafting or a gingivectomy, you can breathe easier knowing our skilled dental team is here for you. Our team is also composed of a periodontist, endodontist, and prosthodontist who combine their skills to ensure you get the best level of care possible. Call us today to schedule your next appointment and get the Fairfield gum surgery your smile needs!


Do I Need Gum Surgery?

When you visit our dental office for the first time, we'll begin by conducting an extensive oral exam. Using x-ray imaging technology, our dentist will examine your teeth, gums, and jawbones. We'll also ask you various questions about your oral health. Have you experienced unusual bleeding around your gums? Do your teeth seem either loose or unsteady? Do you think you have the beginning signs of gum disease? Using the information you provide us and what we've gathered, our dentist will determine if one or multiple of our gum surgery offerings are right for you.

We're also happy to answer any questions you may have about our oral surgical offerings. Some of the most common reasons you may need gum surgery include:

  • Gum disease: Gum disease is an infection of the gums that, if left untreated, damages the soft tissue supporting your teeth. In its earliest stages, gum disease is reversible and easily treated. However, if gum disease is allowed to progress to its later stages, it can cause severe gum recession and potentially tooth loss.
  • Gum trauma: Your gums are sensitive and can easily be damaged by sharp or blunt objects. Sports injuries, hard falls, and other traumatic events can damage your gums. Various gum surgery options like gum grafting can help your gums get back to looking and feeling their best.
  • Gum recession: When healthy, your gums help cover your teeth and anchor them in place. However, when your gums begin to recede, it can leave your teeth vulnerable to damage. Our Fairfield gum surgery can help reverse gum recession and restore your optimal oral health.

Our Extensive Gum Surgery Options

Over the years, we've improved our sum surgery offerings to meet the extensive needs of our patients. As such, you can rest assured that we'll work to improve the health and functionality of your gums. Some of our Fairfield gum surgery offerings include:

  • Gingivectomies: A gingivectomy is a type of oral surgical procedure that removes a portion of your gums from around either a tooth or multiple teeth. Typically, gingivectomies can either be used to accomplish functional or aesthetic goals. For example, if you're self-conscious about your gums covering too much of your teeth, a Fairfield gingivectomy may be perfect for you. On the other hand, if you're suffering from gum disease, the procedure can remove any infected or damaged material and prevent it from spreading. You can also be reassured that our dentist will never remove any tissue that doesn't need removal.
  • Gum Grafts: A gum graft, or gingival graft, is a unique type of dental surgery aimed at treating gum recession. When your gums begin to pull away from your teeth, they can leave your tooth's roots exposed to harmful bacteria. Through gum grafting, our team can replace the lost tissue surrounding your teeth and protect them from decay or future infection. The overall procedure is quick, and you can expect it to last up to an hour.

Our dentist won't simply treat your receding gums but provide you with quality education on how to avoid potentially harmful habits, like brushing your teeth with too much force. We'll also provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your smile following your appointment, including which foods to avoid.

Your Office for Gum Surgery in Fairfield

At Omni Dental Specialty Group, we're privileged to provide skilled gum surgery services to Fairfield residents and individuals in its surrounding communities. Our diverse dental team is passionate about your gum health and will work to improve and protect it. Whether you need gum grafting or a gingivectomy, our team is here for you. We look forward to meeting you and helping your smile look and feel its best. Reach out to us today to schedule your next appointment and get the Fairfield gum surgery your smile deserves!