Signs You May Need Gum Surgery
By Petra I Mayer DDS
June 24, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Gum Surgery  

Gum SurgeryGum surgery can enhance both the health and the beauty of your smile. Having gum surgery can make your smile healthier by reducing the effects of periodontal disease. Gum surgery can make your smile more beautiful by uncovering more of your beautiful teeth that may have been covered up by excessive amounts of gum tissue. Your periodontist, Dr. Petra I. Mayer, in Albuquerque, NM, offers a wide range of periodontal services including gum surgery to help your smile.

So, how do you know if you need gum surgery? There are several reasons why gum surgery might be the best option for you. Consider:

  • Gum surgery to treat periodontal disease; gum surgery can reduce the bacteria-laden periodontal pockets around your teeth, making your mouth easier to clean. Surgery can restore the soft tissue attachment to your teeth, increasing the support around your teeth.
  • Gum surgery to reduce gum recession; gum surgery can put back the gum tissue lost to disease. Gum grafting surgery takes a section of soft tissue from another area of your mouth and places it onto your teeth, covering up exposed, sensitive tooth roots and restoring the beauty of your smile.
  • Gum surgery for implant placement; gum surgery is required to place the dental implant screw in your jaw. The dental implant screw functions as the “root” of your tooth. Dental implant treatment is complete when the dental implant crown is placed over the dental implant screw, giving you a strong, beautiful new addition to your smile.
  • Gum surgery to reshape your gums; gum surgery can remove excessive gum tissue and reshape your gums, giving you a more beautiful smile. Medications, genetics, and other factors can cause puffy, swollen gum tissue that can hide your beautiful smile. Gum surgery can reduce your gums and show off more of your beautiful teeth.

These are just a few of the reasons you may need gum surgery. To find out more about how gum surgery can help you and your smile, call your periodontist in Albuquerque, NM, today!