Periodontal gum disease which includes gingivitis and periodontitis are the bacterial infections that can severely affect the gums and bone anchoring the teeth. If left untreated, the teeth can fall out.
A dental implant is a biocompatible titanium screw that is positioned in the jaw bone and serves as the natural root of a tooth. It is essentially a substitute for a natural root.
Tooth extractions are done for a variety of reasons but is typically performed after the discovery of disease, a traumatic tooth injury or if problems exist due to crowding in the mouth.
A ‘gummy’ smile is a term sometimes used to describe someone showing too much gum when they smile. Crown lengthening can be used to remove excess gum.