Periodontal plastic surgery is designed to restore the form and function of the gum tissue in cases of periodontal disease or for aesthetic purposes. Sometimes referred to as gingival plastic surgery, it removes tissue that has been transformed from periodontal disease and reconstructs the gums and the surrounding tissues to support the teeth better and recreate a healthy appearance. At West Florida Periodontal, we are happy to assist patients in Pensacola, FL and the surrounding area to achieve smiles they are proud of.
Sometimes, periodontal plastic surgery is recommended due to advanced gum disease, which has significantly eroded the gums and underlying bone. If you have gum disease, your dentist will be able to determine the degree of the disease by examining your “pockets” between the gum and the tooth. If it is serious, gingival plastic surgery may be recommended. Many patients also request periodontal plastic surgery if they are unhappy with their smile and wish it looked less “gummy” (meaning more of their gums show while smiling than they prefer).
Periodontal plastic surgery will reshape and redesign your gums, which will restore and regenerate their normal form and function that may have been lost or damaged. We will work with the gum tissue, periodontal ligament, and bone to give you a beautiful new sculpted smile that you will be delighted with.
Our entire staff is dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. We will be happy to sit down with you during a private consultation and discuss your treatment options. During your consultation, we will go over the whole surgical process and can answer any questions you may have.
For more information about periodontal plastic surgery or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (850) 476-8418.