Periodontal surgery, or gum surgery involves several types of treatment. As a general dentist, I am licensed to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gums and supporting bone, such as dental gum disease.
I am an associate member of the American Academy of Periodontology and have amassed hundreds of hours of additional training in the field.
My highly gifted team of dental hygienists are very proactive when it comes to preventing periodontal breakdown that can lead to dental gum disease. Prevention and conservative approaches are the cornerstones of maintaining optimal gum health.
Periodontal gum surgery becomes necessary when these early measures of health maintenance fail and involves the surgical treatment of the gums and the bone that supports the teeth
I am committed to making your experience at this office as comfortable and relaxing as possible. When gum surgery is necessary, my goal is for you to feel virtually no discomfort. Usually a local anesthetic is used in conjunction with nitrous oxide. In certain cases, general anesthetic can be requested. That requires that the procedure be performed in a hospital, which in some rare cases is the best solution.
After periodontal surgery, most patients begin to feel better within one or two days. A dressing will cover the affected area for a week or so to protect and sooth the gums. Pain medication is prescribed where needed and the doctor will also prescribe a special mouthwash that will speed healing and prevent infection.
Having performing hundreds of periodontal and gum surgeries, I am highly qualified and experienced in this field. Most of all, I care about the well-being of all my patients. If gum surgery is necessary, please call our office at 212-685-3040 today for an appointment. You will find our entire staff to be compassionate and caring.