If you are diagnosed with a more severe stage of gum disease, our dentists may recommend periodontal surgery. We will carefully evaluate your mouth to determine if this is a good option for you, and if so, which type of surgery will be most beneficial for your needs. Call Abington Dental Associates at 781.878.0001 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shivani Shirgavi and Dr. Rebekah Collins and learn more about periodontal surgery in Abington, Massachusetts.
If you have a more advanced stage of periodontal disease, your teeth and supporting bone structure will be affected in addition to your gum tissue. Your teeth may also 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 to 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.
Our dentists 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 dentists, please call our office today.