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Periodontal Treatment in Livermore

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Did you know that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, periodontal disease affects one out of every two adults in the United States over the age of 30. Periodontal disease, on the other hand, is virtually entirely avoidable. We provide a complete range of therapies to assist patients in maintaining optimal periodontal health and enjoy the benefits of a smile that looks, feels and operates at its best.

Gum Surgery

Periodontists treat their patients with the most conservative measures possible, but sometimes surgery is necessary to facilitate oral health and aesthetics. Some of the reasons your periodontist may recommend gum surgery include:

To restore gum tissues lost to periodontal disease. 

Also known as guided tissue regeneration, this procedure is often combined with bone grafting to help support the teeth. 

To cosmetically improve your gum line. 

Known as mucogingival surgery, this procedure grafts soft oral tissues into the gum line to fill in areas that have become recessed. The gum grafts conceal exposed tooth roots to allow a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

To prepare your teeth for dental restorations. 

This type of gum surgery aims to reveal more of the tooth’s root, effectively lengthening the crown of the tooth. Crown lengthening is reserved for patients who have decay below the gum line or have inadequate tooth structure to support a dental restoration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for gum surgery?

Gum surgery may be right for you if you need crown lengthening for a restoration, you want to enhance your gum line cosmetically, or you have 3mm or greater pockets around your teeth due to periodontal disease. To find out more about gum surgery and your options for treatment, schedule an appointment with your periodontist.

What should I expect during gum surgery?

Gum surgery is an in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia. Most patients feel no discomfort during the procedure, and you may be under mild sedation for its duration.

Will I need to follow any special instructions following my gum surgery?

Although the surgery itself should not be uncomfortable, you will experience sore and swollen gums in the days immediately following the procedure. Use a cold pack to reduce swelling hours after the treatment, and consume only a soft diet for the first few days after the procedure. Your periodontist may prescribe pain medication and antibiotics to ensure your recovery is free of complications. Be sure to keep the surgical site clean and schedule a time to return to your periodontist’s office if you have sutures that need to be removed.

Smile Line Dentistry Periodontal Health

We provide customized, cutting-edge solutions to help you keep healthy gums and a beautiful, functional smile at our office. We use cutting-edge technology and treatment strategies to address a wide range of periodontal diseases and demands as expert care providers.

Periodontal treatment today helps to stop the progression of gum disease and provides practical solutions, such as bone grafting and regenerative procedures to repair tissue damage.



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Patient Testimonials

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    – Teresita H.

  • This was my first visit. Everyone was so polite and made me feel at ease. Very professional and I will recommend them to my friends. All benefits were explained to me and I look forward to their care.

    – Alan S.

  • The service excellent, they are very friendly they’re accommodate you with everything they can’t I’ve been going there for 3 years now and I don’t think I’m going to change I love that stuff the environment and how will they do business.

    - Shamima K.

  • From initial appointment to the last for my procedure, was amazing. For someone with anxiety Smile Line Dentistry is the comfort you are looking for. My DENTIST and his Assistant were what I needed. Thank you both for such Great experience. HIGHLY RECOMEND

    - Jesus C.

  • Dr. Sidhu and the other dentists at Smile Line are excellent! Staff is wonderful too. Everything is state of the art and friendly. I value their expertise in keeping my teeth and mouth as healthy as possible for as long as possible. :)

    - Lisa C.

  • I was recommended by a co-worker and I’m so happy I listened. I called them and they had me come in the same day to check out my wisdom teeth that were hurting me. The whole staff is very friendly & welcoming. I’ll definitely be coming back even after my wisdom teeth are pulled.

    - Courtney S.

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    -Mellisa T.

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    -Tolulope A.

  • Everyone is very nice, and was in and out very quickly. If I stayed in the area, I would definitely make them my regular office.

    -Alicia M

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We are proud to provide our patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options and patient comfort. It is our pleasure to address all your questions and concerns.

Smile Line Antioch:
3220 Lone Tree Way, Ste. 102 
Antioch, CA 94509
Mon - Thu: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: Appointment Only
Smile Line East Ave, Livermore:
2545 East Ave Suite A, 
Livermore, CA 94550
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM -6:00 PM
Saturday: Appointment Only
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