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What is periodontal surgery?

There are many different types of surgery.  The first is performed to eliminate hiding places for bacteria under the gum line.  Sometimes this requires removal of gum tissue and the subsequent “longer tooth” look.  At other times, bone regeneration is possible, leaving the relationship of the tooth to the gums intact.  The latest product that we use to achieve this goal is GEM 21S from OSTEOHEATH.  You can read more about this product from their website .  Esthetic surgery is also possible to achieve the SMILE you have hoped for.  This can include adding more gum tissue to a tooth that is too long or removing tissue if you have a GUMMY smile.  Also, if a tooth has broken off at the gum line, surgery can be performed which will expose more tooth so that a dental crown can be made.

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