Gum surgery, also known as periodontal surgery is a procedure including different types of methods in order to treat the gingiva or the soft tissues surrounding one’s teeth as well as their supporting bone.

What gum surgery procedures does our dental practice offer?

  • crown lengthening
  • gingival flap surgery
  • gingivectomy
  • gingivoplasty
  • soft-tissue graft
  • bone surgery
  • regenerative procedures

What benefits does gum surgery have?

Gum or gingival tissue is as important as overall dental health when it comes to a beautiful smile; improved periodontal health.

  • The gum tissue can be corrected so as to be in harmony with the teeth, increasing the chances of keeping your natural teeth for the long term.
  • Elimination of a “gummy smile”, where your gums are exposed and your teeth appear smaller, longer or in the wrong place.
  • Eliminating the existing bacteria, the regenerating bone and tissue helps to reduce pocket depth and also repair the damage caused by Periodontal Disease.

A comprehensive evaluation of your gums and supporting structures will be performed and a periodontal treatment plan will be recommended and reviewed with you by Dr. Heinrichs prior to any future restorative or cosmetic dentistry.