Periodontics

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Deep cleaning, also known as root planing & scaling, is a procedure used to treat gum or periodontal disease. It may be necessary if you have not been keeping regular teeth cleaning appointments. We will remove plaque and tartar buildups from the surface and roots of affected teeth.

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Flap surgery is used to treat moderate-to-advanced gum disease or periodontitis. We will separate your gums from your teeth and fold them back (creating a temporary flap). This allows us to clean the deeper parts of the roots and the bones of the teeth. Learn more about flap surgery.

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Osseous surgery is a procedure that is performed if you have a more advanced case of periodontitis. This gum disease causes holes to form in the bones surrounding your teeth. We use osseous surgery to reshape the bones that holds your teeth in place. Click here to learn more.

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Dental crown lengthening is a minor oral surgery procedure performed before your dental crowns can be attached. It can also be a cosmetic procedure to treat a “gummy smile.” During the procedure, we will remove gum tissue and/or bone to expose more of your tooth’s structure.

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Periodontal maintenance is a procedure used to clean your teeth thoroughly. We will remove tartar and plaque, which can remove stains on your teeth and give you fresher breath. We can check your teeth and gums for possible health problems, which we can then help you treat.

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If your gums are receding—because of excessive brushing, gum disease, or inflammation—you may need to have connective tissue graft surgery to fix the problem. We take tissue from the roof of your mouth and place it over the receding area. Learn more here.

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