Gum Surgery

Effectively Improve Your Gum’s Health & Appearance

What is Gum Surgery?

Gum Surgery are conducted to treat gum diseases or treat excessive bacteria builds up in your mouth and creates excess plaque and your body is unable to fight the infection. The type of gum surgery are:

Types of Gum Surgery

Pocket Reduction (also known as gingival flap surgery)

The periodontist folds back the gums and removes bacteria and secures the gum tissue against your teeth, preventing it from grow back on its own.


The periodontist folds back the gums and removes disease-causing bacteria, then inserts bone grafts, membranes, or tissue-stimulating proteins (or any combination of the three) to encourage your gum tissues to regenerate and fit snugly around the teeth again.

What causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It's typically caused by poor brushing and flossing habits and allowing plaque to be build up.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

Bad Breath
Red or swollen or tender or bleeding gums
Painful Chewing
Loose Teeth
Sensitive teeth
Receding gums or longer appearing teeth

How is gum surgery conducted?

Your gums will be numbed with local anaesthesia so that you will not feel any pain.

The procedure is to clean your teeth, reach the areas below your gum line and clear any plague or tartar in the roots of your teeth, reshape the surrounding bone structure and minimise any gum pockets.

How long is the recovery for gum surgery?

Some patient will experience some swelling and inflammation and it takes about 7-10 days to subside. After surgery care is important to keep the area clean to prevent infection. Your periodontist will review your progress, clean the surgical site and remove the stitches 7-10 days later.

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