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Periodontal Plastic Surgery

Understanding Periodontal Plastic Surgery

Periodontal plastic surgery, also known as periodontal esthetic surgery or gum surgery, is a specialized branch of dentistry focused on enhancing the appearance of the gums and improving the overall aesthetics of the smile. It involves various surgical procedures aimed at correcting gum recession, uneven gum lines, excessive gum tissue (gummy smile), and other cosmetic issues related to the gums. Periodontal plastic surgery can help patients achieve a healthier, more balanced smile and boost their confidence in their appearance.

Preparation and Procedure

At Neo TrueNorth, we prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction throughout the periodontal plastic surgery process. The procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: During the initial consultation, the periodontist will evaluate the patient’s oral health, discuss their concerns and goals, and recommend the most appropriate treatment options. Digital imaging and other diagnostic tools may be used to assess the condition of the gums and plan the surgical approach.

  2. Anesthesia: Periodontal plastic surgery is performed under local anesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort during the procedure. In some cases, sedation may be recommended for patients who experience anxiety or require more extensive surgery.

  3. Surgical Procedure: Depending on the specific cosmetic issues to be addressed, the periodontist may perform one or more of the following procedures:

    • Gum Grafting: In cases of gum recession, gum grafting may be performed to cover exposed tooth roots and restore a more natural gumline. Graft tissue may be harvested from the patient’s own palate (autograft) or obtained from a tissue bank (allograft).
    • Crown Lengthening: This procedure involves removing excess gum tissue to expose more of the tooth’s surface, improving the proportions of the teeth and creating a more balanced smile.
    • Gingivectomy: In cases of excess gum tissue (gummy smile), a gingivectomy may be performed to reshape the gums and create a more aesthetically pleasing gumline.
    • Soft Tissue Grafting: Soft tissue grafting may be performed to augment thin or deficient gum tissue and improve the appearance of the gums.
  4. Recovery: After the surgery, patients may experience some discomfort, swelling, and minor bleeding, which can be managed with pain medications and ice packs. It’s important to follow post-operative instructions provided by the periodontist and maintain good oral hygiene to promote healing.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Periodontal Plastic Surgery?

  1. Expert Periodontists: Our team of experienced periodontists specializes in periodontal plastic surgery procedures, utilizing advanced techniques and technology to achieve optimal results for our patients.

  2. Customized Treatment Plans: We offer personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs, goals, and oral health condition. Our periodontists work closely with patients to develop customized treatment plans that address their specific cosmetic concerns and achieve their desired smile.

  3. Comprehensive Care: In addition to periodontal plastic surgery, we offer a wide range of periodontal services to address various gum and oral health issues, including periodontal disease treatment, dental implant placement, and gum tissue regeneration.

  4. Patient-Centered Approach: At Neo TrueNorth, we prioritize patient comfort, satisfaction, and safety. Our periodontists take the time to listen to patients’ concerns, answer their questions, and provide compassionate care throughout the treatment process.

Meet Our Experts

Dr Parul Shrivastav

Dentist, Dental Surgeon Specialized in Implants, Aligners, Invisaline, Smile Designing, Crowns-Bridge and Veneers, Root Canal