Periodontal Plastic Surgery

Periodontal Plastic Surgery

Periodontal plastic surgery is designed to restore form and function to the gum tissue, periodontal ligament, and the bone that supports your teeth or an individual tooth. The long-term goal of any periodontal surgery is to increase the life expectancy of the teeth and your ability to use them; it is not a cure for periodontal disease. In a nut-shell, 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.

Much of the success of periodontal plastic surgery relates to the periodontal surgeon’s know-how, i.e., knowledge of anatomy and experience of which techniques to use and when to use them.