If you have a more advanced stage of periodontal disease, your teeth and supporting bone structure will be affected as well as your gum tissue. Your teeth may become loose or uncomfortable as a result, making gum surgery necessary.
There are several types of gum surgery that may be recommended, depending on the stage of the disease and your individual needs. These include:
- Gingival flap surgery (pocket reduction) – this form of periodontal surgery helps to reduce the depth of your periodontal pockets by separating the gum tissue and conducting a thorough cleaning before reattaching the tissue.
- Gingivectomy – this procedure is performed to remove excess gum tissue that is covering the teeth and provide a better area to clean the teeth.
- Gingivoplasty – this form of surgery is used the reshape the healthy gum tissue around the teeth to give you a healthier and more attractive appearance. Crown lengthening and gum grafting are forms of gingivoplasty, as it takes healthy gum tissues and stitches it into place in an area where gum tissue has receded.
Our dentist and team will provide you with detailed post-surgery instructions, including how to properly clean the treated area.
For more information about periodontal surgery and to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist, please call our office today.