There are many different ways that dentists can treat gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. The primary option that dentists prefer to use is the procedure known as scaling and root planing. But in some cases, scaling and root planing are not enough. This page covers those treatments that are surgical in nature. These interventions are used when the tissue surrounding the patient’s teeth is too unhealthy to be repaired any other way.
Here are some of the types of surgical interventions that our dentists can perform: