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Gum Surgery

Gum Surgery

Gum Surgery Has Practical and Cosmetic Benefits

The condition of your gums is just as important to your oral health as that of your teeth and jaw. The specialized gum surgery performed at Dr. Jay Ajmo’s Palm Beach Gardens practice can keep your gums healthy, and your smile looking great. Whether you expect cosmetic or restorative results from gum surgery, PGA Dentistry can help. To schedule a consultation, Contact Us today.

Understanding the Procedures

There are a number of gum surgeries we provide to ensure that each of our patients can get what they need at our office. Your initial consultation with Dr. Ajmo is designed to determine which procedure will work best to help you achieve your best smile.

Gum Contouring

If your teeth are masked by excessive gum tissue and you are displeased with the appearance of your smile, you might consider gum contouring surgery. Your “gummy” smile can make your teeth look disproportionately small but it can be reshaped with our advanced contouring procedure to improve your look. Using Biolase® laser technology, Dr. Ajmo can reduce the prominence of your gums while reducing the bleeding and discomfort often caused by the use of scalpels.​

Using local anesthetic or sedation, we will ensure your comfort and help you relax for the treatment. Dr. Ajmo will then use the laser to gently and masterfully sculpt your gums into a more uniform, scalloped shape. Mild swelling and minimal discomfort is to be expected after the procedure, but no downtime from your regular activities is required.

Gum and Bone Grafting

Our Palm Beach Gardens practice sees many gum surgery patients who can benefit from gum and bone grafting. Dr. Ajmo personally performs bone grafting procedures to reverse bone loss to periodontal disease by promoting bone growth. We work with some of the best periodontists in the Palm Beach and Jupiter areas to provide gum grafting. This procedure often works in conjunction with bone grafting to facilitate soft-tissue growth and to protect exposed tooth roots.

The Benefits of Gum Surgery

These advanced gum surgeries can help you return to excellent oral health. Your results will be specific to your individual case, but some of the benefits of gum contouring and gum and bone grafting include:

  • Preservation of teeth
  • Maintenance of a healthy jawbone
  • Improved overall health
  • Reduced risk for heart attack, stroke, pneumonia, and other conditions
  • Elimination of bad breath
  • Candidacy

If you have moderate periodontal disease and Dr. Ajmo determines that your teeth can be saved for at least 10 years through surgery, you may be a good candidate for gum surgery. During your initial consultation with us, the severity of your condition will determine whether dental implants are a better choice for you. If your gums cover too much of your teeth or are uneven, ask us about gum contouring and its cosmetic benefits.

Learn More About Gum Surgery

Your oral health has a direct effect on your overall health, and the condition of your gums plays a huge role in your well-being. Dr. Ajmo and his knowledgeable team have the tools necessary to return your gums to optimal health and to maximize your smile’s potential. Don’t wait another day to Contact Us in Palm Beach Gardens to schedule a consultation for gum surgery.