When periodontal disease is so advanced that it cannot be treated with scaling, root planing, or antibiotics, but hasn’t yet affected the supporting bone, our periodontist may recommend a gingivectomy. During the gingivectomy, the periodontist will remove and reshape compromised gum tissue in order to eliminate gum pockets. Once removed, special temporary putty will be placed over the gum line for additional protection.

In order to avoid periodontal disease, it is essential to maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home as well as to visit the dentist on a regular basis. We invite you to call or visit Chantilly Dental Center today to learn more about gingivectomies, periodontal disease, and your treatment options. We can also schedule your appointment with one of our dentists or dental specialists when you call. Together, we can restore your oral health and quality of life.