Your oral soft tissue include virtually everything but your teeth and jawbone within your mouth. This includes your gums, tongue, lips, cheeks, and all the muscles that are connected to them. These soft tissues are very delicate and when you need to have treatments performed, choosing a team that cares about gentle, precise care is a must. At Western Pennsylvania Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery our oral surgeons offer modern soft tissue treatments for both gingivectomies and frenectomies. These treatments can benefit you both in a functional or cosmetic way depending on your needs or wants.
Gingivectomies involve the removal of diseased gum tissue from around your teeth. This treatment returns your mouth to proper health and can effectively save your tooth roots and jawbone from deterioration. Our practice performs gingivectomies with the BIOLASE® dental laser for a more gentle and safe treatment.
A tongue- or lip-tie is a common oral problem that restricts movement of the tongue or the upper lip. This frequently is treated in young children, but adults may receive frenectomies as needed. A frenectomy involves severing the connecting tissue that restricts movement of the tongue or lip. This results in improved movement for the tongue and proper positioning of the upper lip.
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