Periodontics Specialist

Golden Valley Smiles

Dentistry located in Fresno, CA & Clovis, CA

If you have jawbone or gum problems, you can trust experienced dentist Kaveh Karimi, DDS, at Golden Valley Smiles in Fresno and Clovis, California, with your care. They offer premium periodontics services to give you healthy teeth and gums and reduce your risk of tooth loss or other complications. Schedule an appointment with Golden Valley Smiles over the phone or online to learn more about periodontics.

Periodontics Q & A

What is periodontics?

Periodontics involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum or jawbone issues, such as:

  • Gum disease
  • Receding gums
  • Weak jaw
  • Jawbone loss
  • Tooth loss

Problems with your gums can negatively affect the appearance of your smile and your confidence. Periodontics at Golden Valley Smiles offers aesthetically pleasing results with minimal downtime.

Is periodontics right for me?

If you have severe dental issues that affect your smile, periodontics might be the solution for you. To find out for sure, your Golden Valley Smiles provider reviews your medical and dental history and examines your mouth. 

They use dental X-rays to determine the type and severity of oral health problems and develop a personalized periodontics treatment.

Which periodontal treatments are available?

The following periodontal treatments are available at Golden Valley Smiles:

Functional crown lengthening

If your teeth contain too much gum tissue, functional crown lengthening can improve your smile. The procedure involves reshaping gum tissue to expose more of your teeth. Gum lifts help create a more even gumline.

Scaling and root planing

Scaling and root planing are procedures in which your dentist removes tartar along the gumline. It offers deeper cleaning than at-home brushing to help reduce or prevent gum disease. Your provider also offers gum flap surgery to remove tartar and plaque under the gumline.

Bone regeneration

Bone regeneration helps rebuild damaged tissues that support your teeth. Your dentist might implant bone grafts or a special membrane to rebuild bone and other tissues destroyed by gum disease. A sinus lift adds bone structure to your upper jaw near the molars. The procedure may be necessary prior to dental implant placement.

Soft tissue grafts

Soft tissue grafting helps reduce gum recession and improve your gumline. Your dentist lets you know which type of soft tissue graft is right for you. They might also recommend soft tissue laser treatments.


If you have tissue connecting your upper or lower lip to your gumline, your dentist can perform a frenectomy to remove excess tissue.

If you experience gum disease, other soft tissue problems, or require bone grafts or dental implants, schedule an appointment with the experts at Golden Valley Smiles over the phone or online today.