Periodontist in Rockville Centre, NY
If you have been diagnosed with periodontal (gum) disease or a dental or perio abscess, your dentist might recommend speaking to a periodontist. The purpose of periodontal surgery is to remove the disease to improve your oral health. Let’s look at three different types of periodontal surgery offered by periodontists:
- Gingival Flap Surgery – If pockets are greater than 5 millimeters in depth, the procedure would be performed to reduce the periodontal pockets. Gum tissue will be cut from the teeth to conduct a thorough deep cleaning.
- Gingivectomy – This type of periodontal surgery will be conducted to remove excess gum tissue that may be overgrown on the teeth. In doing so, it can provide a better area to clean the teeth.
- Gingivoplasty – Lastly, this next periodontal surgery reshapes the healthy gum tissue. If someone has tooth recession where the gum is pushed away from the tooth, gingivoplasty can also be performed.
- Other types of Periodontal Surgery include: Frenectomy, Canine Exposure, and treatment of Sinus Tract Infections & Sinus Infections related to the tooth.
After the periodontal surgery is performed, it is important to properly clean the teeth and gum tissue with a toothbrush and an antimicrobial mouth rinse.
Please contact our office for more information on how our periodontist in Rockville Centre can improve your oral health and well-being.