Periodontal Surgery

Dr. Katie Murphy, Dr. Taylor Darmetko and associates may recommend gum surgery to help treat periodontal disease and improve your oral health. When you visit Aspire Dental Health we will carefully evaluate your mouth to determine the severity of your disease and which type of periodontal surgery is right for you. Give us a call at 781.660.7800 to schedule your consultation with our dentists and learn more about gum surgery in South Weymouth, Massachusetts.

If you have a more advanced stage of periodontal disease, your teeth and supporting bone structure will be affected in addition to your gum tissue. Your teeth may also become loose or uncomfortable as a result, making gum surgery necessary.

There are several types of gum surgery that may be recommended, depending on the stage of the disease and your individual needs. These include:

  • Gingival flap surgery (pocket reduction) — This form of periodontal surgery helps to reduce the depth of your periodontal pockets by separating the gum tissue and conducting a thorough cleaning before reattaching the tissue.
  • Gingivectomy — This procedure is performed to remove excess gum tissue that is covering the teeth and provide a better area to clean the teeth.
  • Gingivoplasty — This form of surgery is used to reshape the healthy gum tissue around the teeth to give you a healthier and more attractive appearance. Crown lengthening and gum grafting are forms of gingivoplasty.

Our dentists and team will provide you with detailed post-surgery instructions, including how to properly clean the treated area.

For more information about periodontal surgery and to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentists, please call our office today.