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Gum Surgery

Gum Surgery

Gum Surgery services offered in MIAMI, FL Serving South Florida

Altering gum tissue requires a skilled hand and a careful eye, in addition to state-of-the-art technology. At Gables Sedation Dentistry in the Coral Gables neighborhood of Miami, Florida, Ramiro Esparragoza, DDS, and Jorge Fornaris, DMD, offer a wealth of expertise and experience in gum surgeries. Book a visit online today or by phone to learn more. 

Gum Surgery Q & A

What are some common types of gum surgery?

Any procedure that alters your gum tissue is a form of oral surgery. There are many reasons you might choose one of these treatments. Some examples of gum surgeries include:

  • Flap surgery : to access pockets and treat gum disease
  • Gum grafting : to build up the volume or thickness of gum tissue
  • Cosmetic reshaping of your gums : to correct a “gummy” smile
  • Periodontitis treatment : to remove gum tissue destroyed by gum disease

If your dentist feels that surgical gum alteration is a good fit for your needs, your consultation includes a discussion of all available options and what to expect from each.

How does LANAP® improve gum surgery?

Laser assisted new attachment procedure, or LANAP, is a scientifically-backed, research-driven approach that uses concentrated beams of light to precisely alter targeted gum tissue. An alternative to traditional blade methods of gum alteration, LANAP is a wonderful option that delivers a range of benefits. 

Some of the advantages of LANAP gum surgery include:

  • Reduced bleeding
  • Shorter recovery times
  • Lower risk of infection and other complications
  • Ability to preserve healthy gum tissue
  • Less risk of lingering sensitivity problems

With LANAP gum treatments, dentists remove only the targeted gum tissue, leaving the surrounding healthy tissue undisturbed.  

What is the recovery process like after LANAP gum surgery?

Because LANAP surgeries don’t alter a significant portion of healthy gum tissue, the recovery process is usually far easier than with traditional methods. A degree of swelling and discomfort is normal for a few days, but gum tissue heals faster than virtually any other tissue type. 

Give your gums a break in the early stages of healing. Choose soft foods and cool or slightly warm beverages to avoid irritating your gums. Follow your dentist’s instructions regarding when and how to resume normal tooth brushing and flossing. 

Your dentist may schedule a follow-up visit to ensure that your healing process is moving forward properly. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to bring them up during your office visit. 

When you’re ready to book a gum surgery consultation at Gables Sedation Dentistry, a phone call or a few moments online is all you need to get started.