Why does gum surgery need to be performed?

Gum surgery is usually suggested to save teeth in cases of chronic or advanced periodontal disease. Periodontal disease refers to the loss of supporting jaw bone around teeth. The jaw bone not only holds the teeth in place but also provides the teeth nutrient. Therefore, it is imperative that the jaw bone be maintain in good health with good home care and regular visit to your dentist. Sometimes this may not be enough and surgery is required to prevent further bone loss. Many other complications such as tooth decay, mobility of the teeth, sensitive teeth, bleeding, pain and loss of your teeth can be due to bone loss. For these reasons, your dentist or gum specialist may recommend gum surgery. Please ask us if you would like more information.