Gum Surgery

Gum Surgery

Dr. Roxanne Lowenguth D.D.S., M.S. is certified to perform the Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Rochester, NY

Gum Surgery

What is Gum Surgery?

Gum surgery is a dental procedure that involves removing diseased or infected gum tissue to promote healing and prevent further damage to the gums and surrounding teeth. The surgery is typically performed when non-surgical treatments, such as scaling and root planing, are not enough to treat the gum disease.

Who is a Candidate for Gum Surgery?

Individuals with moderate to severe gum disease, as well as those with other gum-related issues, such as gum recession, may be good candidates for gum surgery. Our team at ROC Perio & Implants in Rochester, NY can help determine if gum surgery is the right option for you.

How is Gum Surgery Performed?

At ROC Perio & Implants in Rochester, NY, we perform gum surgery using the latest surgical techniques and technology. The procedure typically involves making small incisions in the gum tissue to remove any infected or diseased tissue, as well as to reshape the gums for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. In some cases, tissue may be taken from other areas of the mouth to help promote healing and improve the appearance of the gums.

Is Gum Surgery Painful?

Gum surgery is typically performed using local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort during the procedure. Some patients may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity after the surgery, but this is typically short-lived and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

Recovery After Gum Surgery Most patients experience only minor swelling and discomfort following gum surgery and are able to return to their normal activities within a few days. Our team at ROC Perio & Implants in Rochester, NY will provide you with post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery.

Contact Us for a Consultation If you're concerned about the health of your gums and want to learn more about gum surgery, please contact ROC Perio & Implants in Rochester, NY to schedule a consultation. Our team of dental professionals is here to help you achieve optimal oral health.

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