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Soft Tissue Treatment - Salem, MA

Soft Tissues Giving You Trouble?

Come to Us for Comprehensive Care

The soft tissues of your mouth perform vital functions, allowing you to eat and speak, providing protection to your teeth and jawbone, and completing your smile. Sometimes having too little or too much soft tissue makes these activities difficult or embarrassing. There is hope for these conditions, however. As a periodontist, Dr. Helyne Hamelburg specializes in treating disorders of the soft tissues, which include the gums, tongue, cheeks, and lips. Her training, completed at Boston University, empowers her to provide patients from Salem, MA and beyond with exceptional periodontal care. This includes multiple treatments to correct cosmetic issues and functional difficulties.

Soft Tissue Treatments

  • Gingivectomies
  • Frenectomies
  • Gum grafting
  • Pinhole Surgical Technique
  • Soft tissue recontouring
dental patient in need of a frenectomy

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Gingivectomies

The initial stage of gum disease—gingivitis—can take a long time to develop and is often unnoticeable at first. Over time, gingivitis can progress into periodontitis, a more destructive form of the disease which can irreversibly damage the underlying bone and adjacent tissues. Gingivectomies remove any infected gum tissue, preventing the disease from spreading and sparing you additional and more complex treatment in the future.

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Frenectomies

The tissue that connects your top lip to your mouth and the tissue that anchors your tongue to the bottom of your mouth are collectively called the frenula. If either of these tissues is too short, you can experience difficulties eating and speaking, in addition to embarrassing esthetic concerns. Frenectomies give you the freedom to enjoy eating meals, having conversations, and showing off your smile by removing these restrictive tissues.

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Gum Grafting

Gum recession can begin with tooth sensitivity and lead to bone deterioration and tooth loss. By taking a small piece of tissue from the roof of your mouth or from a donor source and grafting it in the recessed area, we can correct your gum recession. The graft will eventually heal and become part of your newly restored gumline.

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Pinhole Surgical Technique

A minimally invasive alternative to gum grafting, the Pinhole Surgical Technique enables us to reverse your gum recession without using scalpels or sutures. Instead, we make a small hole in your gums and then shift the adjacent tissue over the areas of recession.
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Pinhole Surgical Technique

A minimally invasive alternative to gum grafting, the Pinhole Surgical Technique enables us to reverse your gum recession without using scalpels or sutures. Instead, we make a small hole in your gums and then shift the adjacent tissue over the areas of recession.
dental patient with a gummy smile

Soft Tissue Recontouring

Even if you have a full set of healthy teeth, you still may not be satisfied with your smile. Often the balance between the teeth and gums is off. If you feel that you have too much gum tissue—often called a “gummy smile”—we can create a more harmonious relationship between your teeth and gums. With soft tissue recontouring, we remove a portion of the excess gums to reveal more of the tooth underneath, making the teeth look longer and the gums shorter. We’ll take great care to reshape the gum tissue to give your smile a completely natural and proportional appearance.
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Soft Tissue Recontouring

Even if you have a full set of healthy teeth, you still may not be satisfied with your smile. Often the balance between the teeth and gums is off. If you feel that you have too much gum tissue—often called a “gummy smile”—we can create a more harmonious relationship between your teeth and gums. With soft tissue recontouring, we remove a portion of the excess gums to reveal more of the tooth underneath, making the teeth look longer and the gums shorter. We’ll take great care to reshape the gum tissue to give your smile a completely natural and proportional appearance.

Reclaim your smile at Paradise Dental Associates!

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Office Hours

Please take note that our office may be limited to Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM as we work through capacity limitations with relation to Covid-19 restrictions

Monday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 7:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday Closed

Forever B.
I couldn't love Paradise Dental more! High tech, new facility with super friendly staff. Cindy is my hygienist and she is just awesome. Also, there hours are perfect for people who work full time! My appointment was at 7pm last night! Who loves their dentist???? This girl
Marc C.
First Class Facility. Modern equipment. Professional service. This is what I have come to expect from Drs' Steve and Helyne and their entire staff.
Candice c.
It's the fanciest dentist I have ever been to. I really like the moisturizing heated hand treatment they offer while you're getting your teeth cleaned. They have lots of other little extras that make this place stand out above the rest. The cleaning and exam were pretty typical, but no complaints. I'm always wary of getting advice to replace fillings when they aren't bothering me, but that didn't happen.
Jeff G.
Great experience as always!!! State of the art office with a friendly and professional staff. I would not trust any other practice with my dental care.
Shelley K.
My first visit consisted of a consultation with Dr, Helyne Hamelburg whom I found to be very calm and relaxing as I am not a fan of any dental procedure. I will be having gum surgery in a few weeks and am actually not fearing the procedure which I have been putting off for years. Office is certainly state of the art which I had never experienced anything like it. Glad she was recommended to me by another Doctor who knew she would be a good fit for me.
John C.
The providers, hygienists, the entire staff are wonderful. I can't recommend them enough. They are efficient, courteous, and the office is inviting. I never thought I would say this about a dental office, but I get relaxed there. You get treated like your the only patient they have.
Jessica O.
Amazing! Accommodating! you can express your fears and they will help you avoid/overcome them! Would recommend them to everyone! oh! and the best part, they have all the state of the art equipment to make the visit fast, painless and less frequent appointments!
Barbara G.
The Dr.'s are professional and are well educated on the newest, cutting edge dental techniques. My whole family benefits from their expertise!
Paul M.
Always a great experience! Everyone is nice and friendly and make the visit very pleasant. They are always very professional and provide superb dental care.

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