Remove diseased gum tissue and restore oral health
Advanced gum disease causes loose tissue around the teeth. Eventually, nonsurgical treatments may not work, and the risk of tooth loss increases.
Gingivectomy, the removal of diseased gum tissue, can restore your oral health and protect your teeth.
Why should you consider gingivectomy?
Help When Nonsurgical Treatment Cannot
When All Else Fails…
Gum disease can reach a stage at which antibiotics, scaling and root planing, and other solutions cannot resolve periodontal pockets (areas of loose tissue that allow bacteria to collect). Gingivectomy may be the only solution.
A Clean Slate.
Once the diseased tissue has been removed and your incisions have healed, you can begin a new chapter of oral health in your life that you can maintain with brushing, flossing, and six-month checkups.
A simple and effective procedure.
Gum Disease Is Surprisingly Common Among Americans
But what will it cost?
Expect During Treatment...
Your dentist will apply a local anesthetic to the treatment area. Sedation is usually also available if you feel anxious or have difficulty sitting comfortably.
Using a laser or scalpel, the dentist will incise and remove diseased tissue.
The dentist will reposition healthy gum tissue around the tooth and may use sutures to hold it in place.
The gums typically heal within a couple of weeks. In the meantime, you must make special modifications to your brushing and flossing routine to avoid disturbing the treatment area.
If Your Doctor Recommends Gingivectomy, It Is Likely The Only Option
What are the alternatives?
When non-surgical treatments fail to resolve diseased gum tissue, gingivectomy is usually the only viable way of restoring periodontal health. Fortunately, modern dentistry makes the procedure virtually painless. After the procedure, you can begin a new phase of oral health care tailored to preventing the recurrence of gum disease.
If you do not attend regular checkups, or if you have symptoms of gum disease, talk to your dentist today. Gingivectomy may not be necessary yet, and with prompt attention, you may never need it.
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At Greenville Oral Surgery Partners, our goal is to treat all of our patients like family. With years of surgical experience and advanced training, our surgeons can handle all of your oral and maxillofacial surgical needs safely and efficiently. If you think you or your child require any of our listed oral surgery procedures, call (864) 281-9119 or contact our office online. You can also visit one of our locations to schedule an appointment today.