Periodontal or gum surgery is a standard treatment to resolve the effects of gum disease and treat gingivitis and periodontitis. There are a few procedures that are classified as periodontal or gum surgery, performed to remove tartar and close pockets or spaces around the teeth and gums.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease encompasses both gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is a milder form of periodontal disease that is the result of poor dental hygiene and manifests in gum redness, swelling, and bleeding. Gingivitis is a form of gum disease that can be reserved with professional dental care.
Periodontitis is a more severe form of gum disease that occurs when gingivitis is left untreated and advances into the periodontitis stage. During this stage, pockets begin to form between the teeth and gum and can result in gum and tooth loss.
What can I expect from periodontal surgery in North Scottsdale?
Before periodontal surgery, Dr. Kuerschner may perform two procedures to help deep clean the teeth and gums called scaling and root planing. Scaling removes built up tarter and plaque from the teeth while root planning creates a smoother surface, so there are fewer places for bacteria to build up.
There are a few different types of surgery that Dr. Kuerschner may perform to help you achieve oral health for the long term:
- Flap surgery
- Bone grafting
- Guided tissue regeneration
- Tissue grafting
Am I a candidate for periodontal or gum surgery in North Scottsdale?
If you have been experiencing swelling, redness, and bleeding in your gums or have already been diagnosed with periodontal disease, you may be a good candidate for periodontal surgery in North Scottsdale. To find out if periodontal surgery is needed, and which surgical method will deliver the best results, please reach out to our experienced and friendly team at Summit Aesthetics.
Why choose Summit Aesthetics in Scottsdale for periodontal surgery?
The Summit Aesthetics highly-skilled team has over 60 years of combined experience with oral and dental surgical procedures. Dr. Kuerschner is a renowned leader in maxillofacial and oral surgery and has an unmatched artistic eye to make sure every procedure delivers the best North Scottsdale laser gum treatment results.