Healthy gum tissue protects your teeth from disease and is cosmetically important to ensure a natural and healthy looking smile. Periodontal Plastic Surgery is designed to restore form and function to your gum tissue if it is experiencing periodontal disease. This procedure is also used to restore the periodontal ligament and the bone that supports your teeth or an individual tooth.
At Peace Periodontics, we perform periodontal plastic surgery procedures to rebuild lost gum and/or cover the roots with natural gum tissue, which reverses gum recession, making your smile look younger while decreasing the tooth’s sensitivity and reducing the possibility of root cavities.
The long-term goal of any periodontal surgery is to increase the life expectancy of the teeth and their usefulness; it is not to be considered a cure for active periodontal disease. Basically, periodontal surgery removes tissue that has been transformed by the disease and then reconstructs the gums and surrounding tissues to better support the teeth and to recreate a normal appearance.