Treatment Categories: Periodontics

Pinhole Gum Surgery

Pinhole Gum Surgery is a procedure that gently pulls the gum back over the root of the tooth when the root has become exposed due to receding gums. Pinhole gum surgery does not require stitches and is less invasive than other, alternative procedures.

Peri-implantitis Treatment

Peri-implantitis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria affecting the soft tissues and bone around a dental implant. Treatment for peri-implantitis involves thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the contaminated area, treating damage to the soft tissue and rebuilding the supporting bone structure for the dental implant.

Crown Lengthening Surgery

Crown lengthening surgery is a procedure which retracts and reshapes the gum line, exposing more of the natural tooth to act as a stable foundation for an artificial dental crown. Crown lengthening surgery can also be used to treat a gummy smile.

Root Surface Debridement

Root surface debridement involves the careful removal of deposits of calculus and plaque from the root surface. When healthy, the gum surrounding the tooth will fit tightly with a small space between measuring 1-3mm.

Gum Grafting

Gum grafting is a procedure which transfers healthy gum tissue from one area of the mouth and uses it to build up and restore damaged gums that have receded. Receding gums can expose the tooth root and create pockets for bacteria to thrive in.