Gum surgeries are needed for patients who have developed gum disease. Gum disease is one of the most common reasons for tooth loss. This disease starts gradually. Some of the early signs are swollen, red, bleeding gums or bad breath which is followed by more severe symptoms like loose, shifted teeth and a dull ache in the gums. There are many types of gum surgeries that can help alleviate these symptoms. Besides poor oral care routine, there are certain chronic illnesses and certain medications that can lead to gum problems.
At Signature Smiles, our Periodontists, i.e. Dentists specialized in gum treatment, have received extensive training in gum surgery. We conduct a careful gum examination during each visit. Our goal is to catch gum disease at the earliest stage. Depending on the progression of the disease, we will recommend the therapy that can best help our patient. Our patient’s comfort is our foremost concern.
Treatments available include:
Gum recontouring also called Gingivoplasty: It is a procedure done to shape the gums by cutting off the excess gum tissue. It is done to correct a gummy smile, where a lot of gum tissue is seen when a person smiles. Though it is a normal variation it makes people conscious while smiling and can be corrected, by gum contouring. Gum contouring is done to expose more tooth structure for one or all of the teeth.
Gingivectomy and Periodontal surgery are other types of gum surgeries used to treat swollen and diseased gums.
Painless treatment with lasers: At Signatures Smiles, we have the most advanced procedures that use dental lasers to treat gum disease. This is a painless procedure done under local anesthesia and in a single visit.
The cost of gum surgery depends on the severity and type of gum disease, number of teeth involved and cosmetic needs of the patient. Treatment cost of gingivitis is lower than that of periodontal disease. Use of lasers can affect the cost of treatment.
Since each individual patient is different the cost of gum surgery can vary significantly. At Signature Smiles our experienced Periodontists will carefully evaluate your needs and recommend a treatment plan that is customized to you and at affordable prices. So call now to schedule a consultation with our dental specialists to find out if you are a candidate for gum surgery.