Gum Surgery in San Ramon, CA

Gum surgery can be used for either cosmetic or restorative dental issues. Frequently, it's used to treat patients with an advanced stage of gum disease (periodontitis). This happens when bacteria and plaque hide under the gumline in the pockets. The buildup may lead to infections, affecting not only your gums but also your teeth, jawbone, and ligaments. Based on the extent of your condition, there are two types of gum surgery done at San Ramon Family Dental for treating periodontitis — gingivectomy and gingival flap surgery. Another gum surgery we perform, gingivoplasty, is a cosmetic dental procedure that improves the shape of your gums following gum disease treatment. San Ramon, CA dentist Dr. Rupam Khanna offers these three gum surgeries to correct advanced periodontal disease and restore your smile.

Before your treatment, Dr. Khanna will evaluate your mouth to determine which procedure best matches your needs. Based on the surgery picked, Dr. Khanna will talk to you about your anesthesia and sedation methods to help keep you calm and comfortable throughout the appointment. Gingival flap surgery starts by making surgical cuts in the gums so they can be pulled away from the teeth. Once the tooth roots and gum pockets are exposed, the area is deeply cleaned before the incisions are closed with stitches. A gingivectomy removes overgrown tissue and deep cleans the teeth and gum pockets. A gingivoplasty procedure can reshape and move recessive gums. If needed, gum graft surgery may be performed with your gum surgery to make your gumline even.

Gum (periodontal) surgery at San Ramon Family Dental in San Ramon, CA provides numerous oral wellness and cosmetic perks, including:

  • Better mouth health: Surgery can fight and treat periodontal disease, combatting additional decay and possible loss of a tooth
  • Cosmetic improvement: Gum surgery might create a more even and attractive gumline
  • Reduction in tooth sensitivity: By combatting receding gums, surgery can shield exposed tooth roots, decreasing sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Stops bone loss: Treating gum disease early can prevent the loss of bone in the jaw
  • Enhanced breath: Removing deep pockets and infected tissue may considerably lessen halitosis caused by bacterial growth

Everyone at San Ramon Family Dental is friendly and helpful. They contacted me immediately after I left an after-hours message about my fractured tooth. My husband and I have been going there for over five years and are extremely satisfied with the care.

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Me and my family have been patients of San Ramon Family Dental ever since they opened their doors decades ago! Dr Khanna and her team are welcoming, friendly and highly skilled professionals who all take excellent care of their patients. I have and will continue to recommend her to my friends and acquaintances with the upmost confidence. Thanks for taking such good care of my smile!

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Dr. Khanna and her entire office staff go above and beyond to provide the best experience in dental care. My wife and I have been with Dr. Khanna for a very long time and enjoy her professional and personal touch in keeping us smiling.

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No pain, love this place.

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My two boys and I have been with San Ramon Family Dental for 17 years now. The reason we’ve stayed with Dr. Khanna all these years is because of her honest practice and true nature. Her whole team is beautiful. Her right hand Kaela is the most helpful person you’ll find . I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Khanna at any chance I get.

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Gum disease can cause discomfort and lead to several issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, and infection. At San Ramon Family Dental, Dr. Rupam Khanna is proud to offer gum surgery as an effective way to combat gum disease and restore your smile. To learn more about the benefits of gum surgery and to see if it is right for you, contact our San Ramon, CA office today.

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