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For patients who have a gap between the front teeth, a maxillary frenectomy may be recommended before or after the removal of dental braces to keep the teeth from separating again after treatment is completed. This will also help improve oral hygiene by making it much easier to brush by the gumline between the top front two teeth.

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A small procedure can make a big difference.

Set the stage for oral health.

A frenectomy is a surgical procedure where a tissue attachment called a frenum is removed or repositioned. An aberrant frenum or a frenum which is positioned too high or too low can cause a pulling effect that can contribute to gum recession.


Dr. Priya Archarya
Welcome To Acharya Periodontics

What is a Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.

Dr. Acharya, board certified in Periodontics and dental implant surgery, can treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or a complex medical history. She can offer non-surgical and surgical treatment options specifically suited to patient needs and preferences.

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Diagnosis and Management

A thorough examination and accurate, specific diagnosis is the foundation of effective treatment.

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Non-Surgical Treatment

Very often, early stages of periodontal disease are effectively treated with non-surgical periodontal therapy.

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Surgical Treatment

When necessary, Dr. Acharya and her team can walk you through a surgical treatment plan to restore healthy gums and teeth.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are a common procedure of permanently replacing missing teeth without affecting other neighboring teeth.