While periodontal plastic surgery might sound intimidating, Dr. Nancy Perez-Medina uses gentle laser technology instead of scalpels when possible, in order to reduce the impact of gum surgery. Using lasers to perform a frenectomy, crown lengthening, or a gingivectomy offers her patients less bleeding, less pain, and a faster recovery time. Call us today to discuss your options for plastic gum surgery in Helotes, TX.
A frenectomy removes the frenum—a piece of muscle tissue attached to the gums and lips or cheeks. The frenum can restrict the motion of the mouth, cause a gap to open up between the front two teeth or can even cause this gap to open after orthodontics have closed it. With a minimally invasive laser procedure, Dr. Perez-Medina can remove the frenum with minimal pain or bleeding.
Crown lengthening corrects a gummy smile. For esthetic reasons, we perform it to display more of your beautiful teeth. We also perform lengthening for medical reasons when the excessive gum tissue is hiding infection or making it difficult to place a dental crown. If your smile displays too much gum tissue and not enough teeth, schedule a consultation today.
Sometimes hormone changes, medications or gum disease can cause the gums to become swollen and overgrown. This can be treated with a gingivectomy—a procedure that removes the overgrown gum tissue and restores the beauty of your gums. Because Dr. Perez-Medina uses lasers to perform gingivectomies, you can expect an extra level of precision and a more comfortable procedure.
Dr. Nancy Perez-Medina has been in practice as a periodontist for over 25 years. She is an experienced periodontist known for her outstanding honesty, clinical skills and compassionate patient care. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Perez-Medina grew up in a humble environment always dreaming of becoming a dentist. She attended the University of Puerto Rico for her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. After completing her undergraduate, she earned her degree as Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico Dental School where she graduated in the top of her class.
Dr. Nancy Perez-Medina offers periodontal plastic surgery to give her patients healthy and beautiful smiles. Read our testimonials to hear how laser gum surgery can improve your smile. If your gums cause an adverse effect on your smile, periodontal plastic surgery could be the answer. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Perez-Medina today.Contact our staff and we'll be sure to follow up with you within 24 hours.