Gum Procedures in Wakefield and Westerly, RI

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Frenectomy
Fiberotomy
Gingivoplasty

Frenectomy

This procedure removes or repositions a portion of the gum tissue that connects the lips, cheeks or tongue to the gums (the frenum). A gap between the upper two front teeth may be caused by this extra tissue. Removing the frenum may allow the gap to close, stabilize the teeth, and help the tongue to function properly.

Fiberotomy

This procedure releases tiny elastic fibers that cause the teeth to turn or rotate significantly. Patients whose teeth have a high degree of rotation before orthodontic treatment may need a Fiberotomy to avoid relapse. Retainers will still need to be worn as prescribed by Dr.DeQuattro in order to maintain the teeth’s position.

Gingivoplasty

This procedure may be performed separate from, or often at the same time as a frenectomy or fiberotomy. This procedure removes or sculpts excess gum tissue to uncover normal tooth surfaces, thereby correcting a “gummy smile.” It can also help to balance uneven gum heights for a more symmetrical appearance.

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