Stop the Progression of Gum Disease with Gingivectomy Treatment

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Reverse the Effects of Gum Disease

If gum disease has caused severe damage to the gums, we may need to perform a gingivectomy to reverse its effects. A gingivectomy helps eliminate bacteria to restore your gum health. This procedure also removes diseased gum tissue which will reduce periodontal pockets allowed to form between the teeth and gums. Our team may recommend this procedure before periodontal disease has started causing damage to the bone and supporting teeth.

Reasons to Undergo a Gingivectomy

If you have severe symptoms of gum disease or have been diagnosed with an advanced stage, a gingivectomy may be the only effective treatment option for restoring the health of your gums. Some of the reasons to undergo a gingivectomy include:

  • Extreme tooth sensitivity
  • Frequent bleeding of the gums
  • Excessive gum recession
  • Gums pulling away from the teeth
  • Deep pockets forming

How a Gingivectomy is Performed

Since plaque below the gum line is hard to brush away manually, a gingivectomy can help to remove buildup and also remove diseased gum tissue. This procedure is the surgical removal of infected tissue and involves cutting away infected tissue to restore a healthy environment. We can reshape and restore the gum line and improve overall gum health with this procedure.  Everything is performed under local anesthesia to minimize patient discomfort. We will monitor your gums as they heal for several weeks and months after the procedure and take steps to prevent the infection from coming back.

Get Gum Disease Treatment from an
Experienced Team

Taking care of your gums is always a priority because healthy gums play a critical role in maintaining optimal oral and overall health. If you have gum disease and need a professional evaluation for treatment options, schedule an appointment with one of our doctors today. Dr. Malik and our team can determine whether you will be a good candidate for a gingivectomy or other gum disease treatment.
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