Periodontal Care

Interdisciplinary Care

Periodontal Care

Interdisciplinary Care

Gum health is an important part of a patient’s overall oral health. Periodontal care is essential for patients with a history of tooth decay, gingivitis, and other dental issues. Read on to learn about some of the oral surgeries that can restore a patient’s gum line.

Periodontal surgery (also known as gum surgery) is commonly used to treat gingivitis and periodontitis. This surgery removes damaged tissue to clear away bacteria and infections. It also helps to reduce gaps in the gum line and prevent future tooth loss.
Microsurgery uses small tools and a precise surgical technique to restore a patient’s gum. Because microsurgery is more minimally invasive, it usually requires a shorter recovery period, making it ideal for busy patients or for those who need smaller gum adjustments. However, microsurgery is not appropriate for all gum issues. Ask your surgeon which type of gum surgery is best for your needs.
Gum grafting is used to repair a receding gum line, which is a common complaint as patients age. During this procedure, your oral surgeon will remove healthy tissue from another part of your mouth. They will then attach this tissue to the area where it is needed- along the gum line. Gum grafting is a relatively simple procedure that offers great results.
Gum disease is caused by bacteria that builds up in and along the gum line. If you have gum disease, then osseous surgery can help. This surgery removes pockets of bacteria in the gums. After removing the bacteria, your oral surgeon will thoroughly clean the area and repair damaged tissue and bone.