Millions of Americans suffer from adverse gum health conditions. This is often the result of gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums resulting from prolonged bacterial infection. In most cases, these gum conditions can be treated with routine dental care. However, your dentist might recommend gum surgery in Solana Beach in the more severe instances.
Our team at Inspired Smiles is equipped with the experience, skill, and advanced technology to deliver the treatment you need. Here’s what you need to know about gum surgery before visiting our dental practice.
Gingival Flap Surgery
If teeth are not properly brushed, bacteria can calcify on the enamel, creating a thin film of plaque. Over time, this bacteria releases a toxin that irritates the gums. To remove particularly hard buildups of plaque and tarter, we may implement a gingival flap surgery that pulls back the gum from the teeth. This creates enough space to remove the plaque before stitching it back into place.
This procedure is often necessary after gingival flap surgery. After the gum is pulled back from a tooth, it’s often necessary to give the tissue some help with the re-growth process. Gum regeneration uses tissue-stimulating proteins, which speeds up the healing process and enables the gum to grow around the tooth healthily.
How Do I Know if Gum Surgery is Right for Me?
If you think you might need gum surgery, always consult your dentist first. They will be able to diagnose your gum health and advise if your situation calls for surgery. If you are interested in gum surgery for purely cosmetic reasons, talk to your dentist on your next visit and explain your goals so that together you can come up with a treatment place that works for you.