Gum surgery to reduce periodontal pockets is a therapeutic procedure that is done to help slow periodontal (gum) disease. While you probably realize that gum disease is bad for your teeth and oral structures, you may not know that it can be detrimental to your overall well-being. To take care of your health, you have to take care of your gums.
The dental crown lengthening surgery is for patients who would like to reduce an overly gummy smile. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is removed to expose more of the tooth. It can be done for one tooth or multiple teeth.
A biopsy is a surgical procedure to remove abnormal tissue for testing. Early detection of disease makes treatment more successful. If you need a biopsy, Dr. Firdose will explain the procedures and results.