Gingivectomy/Frenectomy - Washington, DC & Rockville, MD

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You may not realize how important your gum tissues are until you experience gum problems that affect your daily life. Issues such as a tongue-tie (when a band of tissue connects the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth and keeps it from moving freely), a “gummy” smile or gum disease can make it more difficult to live a confident, healthy life. At Perio & Implant at Washington Metro, our periodontist has experience treating all these soft tissue concerns and more, with modern techniques that include gingivectomy and frenectomy in Washington, DC and Rockville, MD. Dr. Li has completed years of focused training and education after dental school, allowing her to diagnose, treat and prevent issues relating to the gums. This experience also includes specialized bone and tissue grafting, as well as dental implants. Our team has the expertise to efficiently and effectively treat your gum tissues in a personalized manner.

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Soft Tissue Treatments at Perio & Implant at Washington Metro

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A gingivectomy is a surgical procedure that removes gum tissue around your teeth. This is often completed if you have advanced gum disease, as it trims away the damaged tissues and reduces the pockets between your teeth. A gingivectomy may also remove excess gum tissue that is causing a “gummy” smile, improving your smile’s overall symmetry and tooth-to-gum ratio. Sometimes a gingivectomy is needed to gain access to more parts of a tooth that needs to be repaired. Without excess soft tissues, a restoration like a dental crown can be securely and snugly attached. Patients who complete this treatment experience improved dental function and smile esthetics.
dental patient in need of frenectomy treatment


A frenectomy is a surgery that removes the frenulum, or the tissue that restricts the movement of your tongue and upper lip. If you have a tongue-tie or a lip-tie, you can experience numerous functional problems with speaking, eating, swallowing or even breathing. A frenulum that grows abnormally can also affect the development of your two front teeth, creating a gap that orthodontics alone may not be able to close. A frenectomy in Rockville, MD or Washington, DC is a fast procedure made painless with numbing agents and sedation. Infants, children and adults who undergo this procedure experience improved function, health and confidence!

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