Gum surgery can be done either as a treatment for periodontal disease, or as a cosmetic procedure to improve the aesthetic of your smile.
When periodontal disease is detected, our Specialist Periodontist may prescribe a Gingival Flap Surgery where he will separate the gum tissue from the tooth to preform a thorough cleaning of the area. If the problem is an overgrowth of gum tissue, a gingivectomy will be done which will reshape the gum to enable easier cleaning.
The gingivectomy procedure can also be preformed as a cosmetic treatment to improve the smile of patients with gummy smiles, small teeth, or uneven gumlines. You would be surprised how much a small change to the gum line can improve your smile!