Gum Surgery

Crown Lengthening

This is a common surgical procedure. The surgeon removes gum tissue, bone or both to expose more of a tooth.

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Gingivectomy and Gingivoplasty

Gingivectomy is the removal of gum tissue (gingiva) by surgery. Gingivoplasty is a type of gum surgery used to reshape healthy gum tissue around teeth. Periodontists typically perform both types of surgery.

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Soft-Tissue Grafts

Gums can recede for several reasons. They include:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Physical trauma (brushing too hard, too often or with a hard brush)

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