Laser Frenectomy & Tongue Tie in Vancouver Burnaby BC
Periodontists are often involved in the care of patients who are having orthodontic treatment.
Periodontal Assessment Prior to Orthodontic Treatment
Teeth that are being moved for orthodontic reasons sometimes lack the desired tough, healthy gum tissue on one or more sides. Moving teeth with inadequate gum tissue can lead to gum recession during or after braces. In order to prevent this, gum grafting is frequently recommended before moving teeth with braces.
400,000 people in the U.S. develop gum recession from braces every year. That’s 10 percent of all orthodontic patients. Gum recession happens when the gum tissue right around your teeth wears away or gets pushed back. This process exposes the top part of your teeth, the root, which is normally covered and protected by your gums. As the roots of your teeth become exposed, many people say their teeth are more sensitive to hot, cold, spicy, sweet or acidic foods. Gum recession is not something you want to ignore. Receding gums often leave little spaces, or pockets, where they meet the teeth. Bacteria love these little pockets, which is why receding gums may eventually lead to gum disease. We Can correct this problem with contemporary and minimally invasive techniques by Dr. Noroozi Vancouver periodontist specialist.
Orthodontic Anchorage Devices (TADs)
This procedure allows the orthodontist to use small temporary dental implants or plates as anchorage for tooth movement without placing unwanted forces on natural teeth. Usually, after the devices are placed, they can be activated immediately or soon after for tooth movement.
Unerupted Tooth Exposure Surgery
Occasionally, adult teeth get stuck in the jawbone and do not come into place as desired. This is often seen in the upper canine teeth and is often apparent by the early teens. Thankfully, these teeth can be brought into proper position with the use of braces, following a minor surgical procedure to expose the tooth that is stuck.
A frenum is a small piece of tissue that restricts the movement of another tissue. In the mouth, frena connect the cheeks to the gums, but in some cases can place an abnormal amount of pressure on the gums with pulling. This is termed a “frenum pull” and can increase the chance of gum recession. In some cases, the frenum is quite large and may be of a cosmetic concern when a patient smiles. A frenectomy is a simple surgical procedure to augment or remove the frenulum.
Dr. Mehdi Noroozi, Burnaby Periodontist, uses the most technologically advanced Laser to perform the procedure. There is no need for scalpels, knives, sutures and there will be no bleeding and no pain or discomfort after the procedure completed by laser. Learn more here.