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When is Gum Surgery Necessary

Posted on 10/31/2023 by Weo Admin
A woman with gum diseaseSurf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Huntington Beach, CAGum surgery is also referred to as periodontal surgery and is reserved for more complicated gum conditions that other non-invasive dental remedies cannot solve. It can be crucial to manage advanced gum diseases. Here are some top reasons why gum surgery is fundamental:

Advanced Gum Disease

In the late stages of periodontal disease, you can expect severe symptoms such as erosion of the healthy gum tissues, deep pockets that have an infection, loss of teeth, and bone deterioration. In such a condition, you must undergo gum surgery to rectify such issues. The surgery aims to remove the diseased tissues, reshape your gums, and allow for professional cleaning and treatment of all affected areas.

Gum Recession

Your gums can recede, which exposes the roots of your teeth. This can lead to teeth sensitivity and your gums having an unattractive appearance. Gum graft surgery is performed to cover exposed teeth roots and prevent more recession by attaching gum graft tissues.

Gum Abscesses

When you have a prolonged course of infection, pus-filled swellings can develop on your gum tissues, which leads to infection. A surgical intervention is fundamental to drain the pus and ensure the site is infection-free.

Cosmetic Gum Contouring

Sometimes, you may not like the shape and size of your gum tissues. If you have excess gum tissues, it can lead to an unattractive appearance. Gum surgery makes it possible to reshape your gums and ensure your teeth appear longer and symmetrical. This is a cosmetic procedure that helps to improve your smile and also build your confidence.

Tooth Extraction

Some teeth, such as the wisdom teeth, may fail to erupt, leading to impaction. It is impossible to extract those teeth using a simple tooth extraction method. Gum surgery will be necessary if your teeth are impacted, or the site requires more advanced surgical management, such as a flap procedure.

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