If your gum disease has developed to a more advanced stage, our dentist may recommend periodontal surgery as the best option for improving your oral health. There are several types of surgical treatments available, and Dr. Erin Roberts will evaluate your mouth and work with you to determine which type of procedure is right for your needs. Call Healthy Smiles today at 580-237-0694 to set up an appointment and learn more about periodontal surgery in Enid, Oklahoma.
In the advanced stages of periodontal disease, it is important to address both the infected gum tissue as well as the impact of the disease on your teeth and supporting bones. More advanced stages of gum disease can cause loose teeth and significant discomfort and will eventually result in tooth and bone loss. This may make periodontal surgery necessary for fighting the disease and helping you regain your oral health.
There are several types of gum surgery that may be recommended, depending on the severity of the disease and your specific requirements. Some of the most common periodontal procedures our dentist may recommend include:
- Gingival flap surgery, also known as pocket reduction. This surgical technique involves separating the gum tissue from the teeth, thoroughly cleaning the affected area and then reattaching the tissue. By reducing the depth of the periodontal pockets, the surgery aims to improve the overall health and stability of the teeth.
- Gingivectomy, which involves the removal of excess gum tissue that may be covering the teeth. This removal provides a better surface area for effective cleaning and maintenance of oral hygiene. By eliminating the excess tissue, gingivectomies helps create an environment that is easier to clean and maintain, contributing to overall oral health.
- Gingivoplasty is another type of gum surgery that focuses on reshaping healthy gum tissue surrounding the teeth. This procedure aims to enhance both oral health and aesthetics. Crown lengthening and gum grafting are examples of gingivoplasty techniques, which can improve the appearance of the gum line and provide a more symmetrical and attractive smile.
Following any periodontal surgery, it is crucial to adhere to the post-surgery instructions provided by our dentist and team. These instructions may include specific guidelines for cleaning the treated area, ensuring proper healing and minimizing the risk of complications.
For more information about periodontal surgery, or to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist, we encourage you to contact our office today. Our team will provide you with detailed information tailored to your specific needs and guide you through the process of restoring your oral health.