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Laser Gum Treatment is an advanced technique for your doctor to treat periodontal (gum) disease and save many teeth that were previously considered hopeless. A laser light is used to gently remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gum pocket.
Gingivoplasty technically refers to the surgical reshaping of healthy gum tissue, while gingivectomy refers to the removal of diseased gum tissue. Gingivoplasty is the surgical reshaping of gum tissue around the teeth. It is often is done simply to make gums look better. The gingivectomy procedure involves removing and reshaping loose, diseased gum tissue to get rid of pockets between the teeth and gums.
Gingival flap surgery is a type of gum procedure. The gums are separated from the teeth and folded back temporarily. This allows a dentist to reach the root of the tooth and the bone to treat gum disease (periodontitis)
Root planing is a method of treating severe gum disease. When having gum disease, inflammation of the tissues will lead to separation of gum from the root surface, which creates a tiny space known as a periodontal pocket. Root planing smooths the surface of the root so the gums can reattach properly.
Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Eventually, gum recession, if not treated, can cause tooth loss. To repair the damage and prevent further dental problems, a gum tissue graft may be needed. Soft tissue (Gum) graft surgery will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.