Excess gum tissue or extremely swollen gums is clinically known as gingival hyperplasia. It may occur naturally, or it can be brought on by the presence of plaque or tartar on your teeth, which is also one of the indicators of the onset of gum disease. Certain medications can contribute to this problem, and its onset may be related to genetics or even hormonal changes. If you are experiencing this problem, call Precision Digital Dentistry at 908-450-7788 for an appointment with our dentists. Dr. Joyce Ma and Dr. Justin Lee can talk with you about hyperplasia treatment in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
Our dentists will give you a thorough examination and will also want to see your medical history and a list of any medications that you are taking. We may want to speak with your primary care physician about reducing your medication dosage if that is a contributing factor, or we may suggest a visit for scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar to decrease the inflammation. Our dentists can also use crown lengthening to improve your oral health. In some cases, the problem can be addressed by improving your home oral health care routine and eating a balanced diet.
We will work with you to find the cause of your gingival hyperplasia and create a treatment plan that will bring out the best in your smile.