When it comes to your smile, healthy gums are as important as healthy teeth! Without your gums to hold your teeth in place, your teeth would eventually fall out. Harmful oral bacteria and bacterial plaque cause tooth decay and cavities along with gum disease. Your gums also protect your body from the bad oral bacteria from causing problems.
This is important because gum disease can impact your heart and lungs and even complicate diabetes if you have it. One of the essential services our dentist, dentist, Dr. Paresh B. Patel, provides our patients is treating gum disease using periodontal surgery in Frisco, Texas.
If gum disease is not treated early, because it is progressive it will advance to more and more harmful stages. Advanced periodontal disease affects your gum tissue, your teeth and supportive bone material. If your teeth loosen they will feel uncomfortable and you will likely need gum surgery to correct it. As a result of your stage of gum disease, Dr. Patel may recommend one of the following surgeries.
Gingival flap surgery: Our dentist reduces the depth of the gum pockets by separating the gum tissue, thoroughly cleaning the pockets, and then reattaching gum tissue to hold your teeth.
Gingivectomy: Here Dr. Patel removes any excess gum tissue covering your teeth allowing you to better brush and floss your teeth to remove bacterial film and plaque daily.
Gingivoplasty: Using crown lengthening or gum grafting, Dr. Patel reshapes your healthy gum tissue surrounding teeth so your smile looks better and stays healthier.
If you would like to know more about periodontal surgery, give our Family Dentistry of Frisco team a call today at (469) 362-3150. We are happy to schedule a consultation for you to keep your gums healthy and your teeth in place!