Gum Surgery

We offer a wide range of gum surgery procedures aimed at restoring your oral health.

Gum surgery can be performed for various reasons, primarily for cosmetic and, in some cases, restorative purposes. Dentists can use minimally invasive techniques to enhance gum lines for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

In individuals with "gummy" smiles, often resulting from genetics, having excess gum tissue is a common occurrence. In some cases, gum tissue fails to recede properly when adult teeth emerge.

What is Gum Surgery?

What Is Gum Surgery? Gum surgery involves surgical procedures on the gums, carried out with the least invasive methods, to address severe gum disease, restore gum lines, or access teeth in areas typically covered by gum tissue. It is typically considered when other treatment options are no longer viable, whether for disease management or for accessing teeth that have yet to fully emerge. While gum surgery may be relatively extensive, it is a preferable option to letting disease spread from the mouth to other parts of the body, which can lead to severe, life-threatening complications. When performed for cosmetic reasons, these treatments can provide patients with a more tooth-filled smile, potentially boosting self-esteem. Discuss with your dentist to determine whether gum surgery, for either therapeutic or cosmetic purposes, is suitable for you.

Gum Disease Treatment

In cases of severe gum disease, your dentist will discuss the most suitable procedures for your condition and the minimally invasive options available. It's important to note that the longer you delay seeking dental care and scheduling an appointment, the more extensive surgical interventions may become necessary. In some cases, untreated disease can extend beyond the mouth, requiring significant medical procedures elsewhere in the body.

Minor gum surgery may also be necessary to access teeth that are completely covered by gum tissue or to reach areas of teeth concealed by gum tissue. Small incisions are made to provide access, and anesthesia and sedation dentistry are available to minimize or eliminate pain. One common application of gum surgery in these cases is the extraction of wisdom teeth, which can be done before they fully emerge through the gum line.