How the Gingivectomy is Performed
If other periodontal therapies have failed, you may be a good candidate for gingivectomy. This procedure involves making very small incisions around the gums to remove diseased tissue completely. We place a putty-like substance around the gums to protect the gums as they heal. Your gums will be fully healed within a few weeks.
About Scaling and Root Planing Therapy
If you are still in the early stages of gum disease and have periodontal pockets, Dr. Rolfson may recommend scaling and root planing therapy as part of your treatment plan. This nonsurgical procedure for gum disease can reduce pocket depth by up to 3 millimeters. It involves using an ultrasonic tool to remove plaque and calculus accumulate and deep clean below the gum line. We can then smooth out the teeth so the gums reattach to the tooth structure.