Early stage gum disease can often be treated with antibiotics or root planing and scaling.
There are several types of gum surgery:
Gingivectomy removes and reshapes loose, diseased gum tissue between teeth.
A flap procedure cleans the roots of a tooth and repairs bone damage.
Tooth extraction: Your tooth may need to be removed if the gum disease has loosened or damaged it.
Gum grafts: This moves healthy gum tissue from one part of the mouth to another.
Gum surgery is necessary for severe gum disease. Dr. Johnson can discuss your needs at your appointment. All of our services are personalized to fit your exact needs. If you are in the Boston, MA, area, visit our office.