Soft Tissue Periodontics - Jacksonville, FL

Building Healthy Smiles
from the Gums Up

Healthy Gum Tissue Provides
 More than a Balanced Smile

While they play second fiddle to your pearly whites, gums are your mouth’s unsung heroes. The health of your gums (gingiva) directly impacts your immune system, the health of your teeth, and your smile appearance. Healthy gums form a tight seal around the base of your teeth to prevent dangerous bacteria from wreaking havoc on your oral and systemic health. When plaque and tartar (calculus) accumulate on teeth, gums become inflamed and tender before pulling away. Although genetics and hormonal changes can play a role, the primary causes of periodontal disease are inadequate home oral hygiene and neglect of regular professional dental visits.

Untreated gum disease can lead to infections, sensitivity, pain, loss of bone and teeth, and even impact systemic health. The experienced periodontal team at Blue Sky Dental Group offers a full spectrum of soft tissue treatments, many of which can be performed with a gentle laser. Whether you need osseous surgery or your child requires a frenectomy, our team is skilled in delivering gentle, minimally invasive soft tissue periodontics focused on restoring the health, function, and natural beauty of the unsung hero of your mouth!

Gum Disease Symptoms

  • Gums that bleed when brushing or flossing
  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Pus between teeth and gums (when gums are pressed)

Give Failing Gums the
Professional Care They Need

Gum disease progressively damages soft tissue, underlying bone, and teeth and can even negatively affect your overall health. Healing soft tissue treatment focuses on eliminating infection-causing bacteria and restoring function to essential oral structures.

For many procedures, we offer gentle LANAP® laser surgery coupled with sedation dentistry for your ultimate comfort during treatment. To ensure gum disease treatment is accessible to anyone who needs it, we offer several financing options, including an in-house plan.

Restorative Soft Tissue Treatments

Crown Lengthening
Scaling and Root Planing
Gingival Grafts
Pinhole Surgical Technique