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Gum Surgery

Surgical Gum Treatments

Gum surgery is sometimes necessary to treat advanced periodontal disease. Surgical treatments for gum disease include:

  • Pocket reduction procedures— Used to reduce the pocket depth and eliminate existing bacteria to prevent the progression of periodontal disease
  • Regenerative procedures— Membranes, bone-grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins are used to regenerate bone and tissue destroyed by periodontal disease
  • Crown lengthening— Excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the tooth, reducing the look of a “gummy” smile
  • Soft tissue grafts— Used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive receding of the gums