Your Office for Gum Surgery in Malvern

One of the most crucial factors to a healthy and beautiful smile is your gums, which provide support for your teeth. At the dental office of Dr. Steven Ingber General & Implant Dentistry, we're proud to provide extensive gum surgery offerings ranging from gum grafts to biopsies and even second opinions. You can rest assured that our dental team will work hard to help improve your gum health and improve your overall quality of life.

We've served as a resource for gum surgeries to Malvern residents and those in its surrounding communities since 1988. Whether you're a patient of record or looking for a dentist, our practice is here for you. Call or visit our office today to schedule your next appointment and take the first step toward giving your gums the professional attention they deserve!


Creating Your Personalized Treatment Plan

When you visit our practice for the first time, Dr. Ingber will ask you various questions about your smile. Are you experiencing the effects of gum recession? Do you think that you may be developing oral cancer? Using the information you provide us, we'll then conduct an extensive oral exam using x-ray technology. We'll take an in-depth look at your gums, teeth, and jawbone to develop your personalized gum surgery treatment plan. Dr. Ingber will also take the time to break down each of our recommended services, including what they entail and what you can expect to experience during your appointment.

Our Extensive Gum Surgery Options

Over the years, our dental office has improved the scope of our gum surgery offerings to meet the needs of children, adults, teens, and seniors. Whether your child is suffering from tongue tie or you need a quick and skilled biopsy, Dr. Ingber and his team are here for you. Some of the gum surgery services we provide include:

Gum Grafts

A gum graft, or gingival graft, is a special type of dental surgery aimed at treating gum recession. When your gums begin to recess, they pull away from your teeth and leave your tooth's roots exposed to harmful bacteria. Through gum graft surgery, our team can replace the lost tissue surrounding your teeth and protect them from tooth decay and infection. The overall procedure is quick, and you can expect it to last up to an hour.

Our dentist won't simply treat your receding gums but provide you with quality education on how to avoid potentially harmful habits, like brushing your teeth too aggressively. We'll also provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your smile following your appointment, including which foods to avoid.

Whether you're dealing with a sore on the inside of your mouth or an ulcer, it can negatively impact your quality of life in more ways than one. As such, our dental office is proud to offer skilled oral lesion excision services either as a standalone offering or as part of an overarching treatment plan. Our dentist and their team will sit down with you to outline what the procedure entails, what's required of you the day of your surgery, and post-operative recovery instructions.

Oral cancer screening is a unique type of examination that looks for signs of oral cancer and other precancerous conditions in your mouth. The overarching goal of these examinations is to identify oral cancer in its early stages so that treatment can begin quickly. Some of the risk factors of oral cancer include:

  • Tobacco use, including cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Previous oral cancer diagnosis
  • A history of significant sun exposure, which can increase your chances of lip cancer

During your oral cancer examination, our dentist will look inside your mouth for red or white patches while also feeling for lumps. You can breathe easy knowing that our dentist is gentle and will work to make the experience as comfortable as possible for you. In addition, we can perform oral cancer screenings as part of a second opinion, so you have more information available to you to make confident decisions about your oral health.

A frenectomy is a gum surgery procedure that treats a tongue tie or lip tie, which is when the frenum connecting the tongue or the upper lip is too tight to move fluidly. This often causes speech development problems, most commonly in children. Tongue ties can also lead to problems with breastfeeding in infants as they're unable to latch properly. Frenectomies are straightforward procedures, and babies can undergo treatment safely while feeling little to no discomfort.

Providing Invaluable Second Opinions

If you've been dealing with a gum-related issue and receive an answer from your general dentist that gives you pause, you're entitled to a second opinion. Whether your dentist's treatment plan is invasive or prohibitively expensive, a second opinion provides you with either support for your dentist's plan or opens a different treatment route entirely. Dr. Ingber provides open consultations for any gum-related procedures. You can trust that he will take time to explain his reasoning when making recommendations and answer any questions to help you make a confident decision. Some of the reasons that patients visit us for second opinions include:

  • They're concerned that the proposed dental work is too invasive, especially if they're a senior.
  • Their current dentist isn't willing to discuss other treatment options.
  • They feel that their current dentist is being too forceful when making recommendations.

Malvern Gum Surgery for You

At the office of Dr. Steven Ingber General & Implant Dentistry, we're passionate about helping every patient who walks through our doors get the healthy and gorgeous smiles they deserve. That's why we're proud to provide extensive gum surgery offerings ranging from gum grafts to frenectomies.

Whether you or your child needs treatment, we'll work to make you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible during your visit. We look forward to helping you discover which of our Malvern gum surgery options is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment with our dentist and their knowledgeable dental team!



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