The buildup of bacteria on your teeth and gums forms a thin, almost invisible layer of film on your teeth and gums called plaque. This plaque continues to build up as the bacteria grow and harden, and tends to concentrate its growth at the place where your teeth emerge from your gums.
Over time, our teeth and gums react and respond to the wear that we put them through. The soft tissues that comprise the gums that our teeth are seated in may respond by pulling back away from the tooth.
At Peachtree Periodontics and Dental Implants, it is our goal to achieve maximum results with the most conservative treatment. It is our policy to limit surgery to just those areas of the mouth where it is absolutely necessary.
Most dental treatments for periodontal disease do not require surgery. More often than not, good dental cleaning habits and regular dental checkups will ensure that periodontal disease does not develop.
Strong teeth are essential to not only your dental health, but also your whole body health. So when your teeth are not able to complete the functions you need them to achieve, the health of your whole body is at risk.
A frenum is a band of tissue that holds down or connects the lip, cheeks, or tongue. These bands connect the tongue to the floor of the mouth (the lingual frenum), and the lip to the gum in front of the teeth (the labial frenum).