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Willamette Valley Periodontics

Surgical Treatment Options McMinnville OR

Gum disease is a serious but treatable oral health condition that can be damaging to your teeth and gums. When detected early, it can be treated by non-invasive procedures that are both simple and not very time-consuming. However, more advanced gum disease may require surgical interventions.

Fortunately, our highly-skilled dental care team at Willamette Valley Periodontics are trained in all types of surgical and non-surgical gum disease treatment options. Our professionals can use these surgical procedures to both treat your symptoms and repair damage caused to your oral cavity by this devastating condition. By using this multi-faceted approach, we can get you started on your journey to a brand-new smile.

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What Is Pocket Reduction Surgery?

The progression of gum disease is tracked through observable symptoms and by measuring the depth of naturally occurring pockets that exist between your teeth and gums. A normal depth for these pockets is 1mm to 3mm. When this depth increases to 4mm, it is a strong indicator of gum disease but means that you can still have non-surgical treatment.

Once this depth extends to 5mm or more, pocket reduction surgery may be necessary. During pocket reduction surgery, we will start by administering a localized anesthetic to keep you comfortable. We will then make an incision in your gum line in targeted areas and will scale and plane your teeth and roots. The incision is sutured and closed in a way that reduces the size of these pockets.

Pocket reduction surgery helps protect your teeth from future plaque and tartar build-up. While it does not completely eliminate your gum disease, it will allow our team to rely on non-surgical treatments in the future and continue to treat your symptoms while your mouth heals.

What Is a Gingivectomy?

Gum disease can result in irreparable damage to the soft tissue in your gums. This occurs as a result of persistent inflammation and infection. When your gum tissue reaches this stage, a gingivectomy is used to remove the damaged tissue and protect your remaining healthy gum line. A gingivectomy is performed with either a scalpel or soft-tissue laser, depending on availability and your needs.

Dental Surgery in McMinnville OR

Contact Willamette Valley Periodontics at (971) 261-1926 today to schedule your appointment.
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Surgical Treatment Options • McMinnville OR
Willamette Valley Periodontics offers cutting-edge surgical treatment options, ensuring top-tier care for enhanced oral health and healing.
Willamette Valley Periodontics, 2260 SW 2nd St., McMinnville, OR 97128 - (971) 261-1926 - - 5/29/2024 - Related Phrases: Dental Implants McMinnville OR -