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Tissue Management Program Specialist

Olive Tree Dental

Marna Mae Longakit, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & Endodontist located in Sunnyvale, CA

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they meet you. If you’re embarrassed by a gummy smile, uneven gum line, or elongated teeth, the tissue management program at Olive Tree Dental in Sunnyvale, California, is right for you. At Olive Tree Dental, Marna Mae Longakit, DDS, provides cosmetic periodontal surgery to reshape and contour the gum line to help you achieve a balanced look in your smile. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book a visit online today.

Tissue Management Program Q&A

What is a tissue management program?

A tissue management program, or cosmetic periodontal surgery, sculpts your gum line so it’s even and in proportion to the amount of exposed tooth versus gum. Dr. Longakit can remove excess tissue if you have a gummy smile or perform a gum graft procedure if your gums have receded to the point that your teeth look overly long. 

What can a tissue management program treat?

The tissue management program at Olive Tree Dental addresses a number of cosmetic concerns, including:

Gum recession

When receding gums start to pull back, they expose more of your teeth than you might like. Gum recession occurs as a result of bone loss around the teeth, typically due to gum disease. A beautiful smile is one in which the gums and teeth have a healthy balance. Dr. Longakit can perform a soft tissue graft to restore the tissues around your teeth. This procedure also reduces gum pockets that are prone to periodontal disease.

Elongated teeth

If your teeth look too short and small compared to your gums, Dr. Longakit can remove excess gum tissue to create a better aesthetic balance between your teeth and gums.

Uneven gum line

In many cases, an uneven gum line is caused by an incomplete eruption of the teeth or gum disease. If your gum line looks short and uneven, Dr. Longakit can perform a gum graft to add tissue to your gum line and create a more even line across your teeth and gums.

What can I expect from my tissue management program?

Whether you want to extend or shorten your gum line, Dr. Longakit can help you achieve your desired results from the comfort of her office. She offers a number of sedation techniques for your comfort during the procedure, including nitrous oxide, IV sedation, and oral sedatives.

Equipped with the latest dental technology, Dr. Longakit then uses the cutting-edge electrosurgery laser to reshape and contour your gums. When compared to traditional procedures, laser dentistry results in less pain and downtime, as well as a shorter overall recovery.

To learn more about the tissue management programs available at Olive Tree Dental, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.