knowledge for peace of mind
Do you have issues with your gums?
Depending on the severity of the issue, you might require periodontal surgery. Some periodontal surgery takes place in the Peace of Mind office…
what is periodontal surgery?
Surgery for dental conditions that affect the soft tissues (gums) is called periodontal surgery.
you might need
periodontal surgery if you…
Oral surgery is performed on the mouth jaw and face, while periodontal surgery is focused on the gums of your mouth.
Despite the focused area, there is broad range of reasons why you might require periodontal surgery.
- have recession defects of the gums requiring gum graft surgery
- have advanced periodontal disease
- require regenerative procedures
- are having plastic surgery procedures
- need dental crown lengthening
While you're familiarizing yourself with this procedure, make sure you also visit our section on how we treat you during your care with a range of nice-to-have and need-to-have patient comforts.
Distraction Methods – Therapeutic interventions – Pain management
what to expect from periodontal surgery
At your visit
In our office: If the procedure can be completed in our office, patients will be fully numbed with local anesthesia just like other dental procedures.
At a periodontist’s office: If the procedure cannot be completed in our office, we will refer you to an excellent periodontist in the area.
Depending on how invasive the procedure will be, a periodontist (gum specialist) may be needed to perform the procedure. Typically, these procedures can be completed with local anesthesia only and do not require general anesthesia.
The specifics regarding surgery vary widely as the treatments are so different. We will discuss particulars with you prior to your surgical appointment.
periodontal surgery faqs
answering your questions about periodontal surgery…
Will I have to see a specialist for a periodontal disease?
Not necessarily. If you have advanced periodontal disease and require pocket reduction procedures such as osseous surgery, you will require periodontal surgery performed by a specialist. However, less advanced periodontal disease and other periodontal surgical procedures can be completed in our office. We will discuss your options with you.
Does insurance cover periodontal surgery?
Insurances vary widely, as do the reasons why you require treatment. Best to call us or email us so we can help establish your specific conditions.
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