If you have tender, bright red gums or a receding gum line, rely on Naira Gevorgyan, DDS, Armen Minasyan, DDS, and the expert team at MG Dental Studio in North Hollywood, California. They offer advanced, minimally invasive gum surgery and bone grafts to restore soft tissue and prevent permanent tooth loss. Call the MG Dental Studio office or book an appointment online today.
Gum surgery, also known as periodontal surgery, is a procedure that can treat gum disease and repair damaged soft tissue.
Gum disease is a bacterial infection that affects your gums. It can cause inflammation, swelling, redness, and bone loss underneath your teeth. About 80% of adults in the United States have a form of gum disease.
A variety of factors can increase your risk of developing gum disease. Examples include:
Brushing your teeth after meals, flossing daily, and using antibacterial mouthwash significantly reduces your risk of getting gum disease.
Gum surgeries available at MG Dental Studio include:
Scaling and root planing is a minor procedure in which your dentist thoroughly cleans your teeth, removing tartar and plaque from below the gumline.
During gingival flap surgery, your periodontist cuts gum tissue to separate it from your teeth. They thoroughly deep clean your teeth using ultrasonic scaling devices or hand instruments to remove tartar and plaque.
Gingivectomy is a procedure that removes excess soft tissue to create more space to keep your teeth clean. Your specialist numbs excess gum tissue before eliminating it.
Gingivoplasty is a type of gum surgery in which your dentist reshapes healthy gum tissue around your teeth to improve their appearance and reduce gum recession. Your specialist might create gum grafts to increase soft tissue in areas of recession.
MG Dental Studio also offers bone grafting to add to the amount of bone present in your jaw, strengthen it, and prevent future bone and tooth loss.
After gum surgery, it’s essential to keep your teeth and gums clean. Brush your teeth after meals, floss daily, and use antiseptic mouthwash if your dentist recommends it. See the MG Dental Studio team at least every six months for professional dental cleanings and exams, or more often if your dentist recommends it.
If you have gum disease or other problems with the soft tissue supporting your teeth, call the MG Dental Studio office or book an appointment online today.