A gingivectomy works to reduce pocket depth of the gums and can be an alternative to many other gum disease treatment options. The procedure involves removing and reshaping loose gum tissue to reduce an infection in the mouth.
If you have been treated for gum disease or at risk of developing periodontal disease, we can keep your gums in good health with periodontal maintenance treatments. The treatment plan may include deep cleanings and frequent check-ups to ward off the infection.
Patients with moderate to advanced stages of periodontal disease may be good candidates for flap surgery, or osseous surgery. The procedure reduces pocket depth around the gums and restores the health of the gums. We perform osseous surgery under local anesthesia.
Scaling and Root Planing
Patients in the early stages of gum disease may be good candidates for the scaling and root planing procedure. The treatment removes plaque, tartar, and calculus buildup from under the gum line so that the gums can reattach to the teeth. Scaling and root planing can reduce pocket depth by up to three millimeters.
Esthetic and functional crown lengthening procedures can correct a â€˜gummyâ€™ smile and improve the appearance of your teeth. We may need to perform a gum lift for both cosmetic and functional reasons.
We can restore the natural contours of your smile with a ridge augmentation procedure. Patients that are at risk for jaw bone loss may benefit from a ridge augmentation procedure that builds up the socket once supported by the tooth.
This procedure preserves the bone after the loss of a tooth and prevents the collapse of bone and soft tissue into the tooth socket. It is a minimally invasive procedure that can help to preserve your natural smile.
If you have missing teeth in the upper premolar or molar areas of the jaw, we may recommend a sinus augmentation procedure before your dental implants can be placed. The increase in available bone after this procedure can support dental implants.
Patients with significant bone loss after losing one or more teeth can restore their facial appearance with a bone graft. We perform autogenous bone grafts, xenografts, and allografts at our practice.