Gingivectomy Treatment in the Richmond Hill, GA Region

Gingivectomy Treatment in the Richmond Hill, GA Region

Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and can progress to a more serious condition if left untreated. Moderate or severe cases of gum disease can cause serious damage to the soft tissue and the bone that supports the teeth. A gingivectomy procedure with Dr. Justin Bordlemay can help to correct damaged or overgrown gum tissue when other options fail. If you have gingivitis in Richmond Hill, GA, contact Dr. Bordlemay for treatment as soon as possible to avoid the need for more invasive procedures.

Why Patients Need a Gingivectomy:

• To remove damaged gum tissue
• To correct gum tissue overgrowth caused by health issues, medications, or certain orthodontic problems
• When other gum disease treatments, such as scaling and root planing, have not been effective
• To reduce periodontal pocket depths and restore health to the gums and teeth

Gum disease at any stage should be treated right away. Call us today for a consultation.

The Gingivectomy Procedure

1. Dr. Bordlemay will apply a numbing anesthetic to the gums.
2. A number of incisions are made in the gum line so Dr. Bordlemay can remove the damaged or overgrown gum tissue.
3. After removing the gum tissue, Dr. Bordlemay may apply a special dental putty to seal the gums and keep them protected as they heal.

Recovering From a Gingivectomy Procedure

Patients who have a gingivectomy procedure will need to follow post-surgery instructions in order to prevent infection and other complications. Keeping the mouth clean is imperative to a successful recovery. Only consume cool or tepid soft foods and liquids. Do not brush or floss the areas where Dr. Bordlemay placed the dental putty. Flossing and brushing in unaffected areas are still recommended. Within a few weeks, Dr. Bordlemay will examine your mouth to determine if your gums are healed well enough for you to resume flossing and brushing of the treated areas.

Gum disease is a progressive condition that requires treatment. If you have gum disease that has not responded to conventional therapies, a gingivectomy may provide relief.

Dr. Bordlemay is an expert who treats gingivitis in Richmond Hill, GA. Give us a call today for your consultation.

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