Gum Surgery

Gum Surgery

Gum Surgery services offered in Doral, FL, Serving South Florida

If you have gum disease, dental damage, a gummy smile, or recession, gum surgeries are often vital to maintain optimal oral health. At Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry in Doral, Florida, Remiro Esparragoza, DDS, and Jorge Fornaris, DMD, use a careful eye and skilled hand to restore gum tissues and your gorgeous smile. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today. 

Gum Surgery Q & A

What are the common types of gum surgeries?

Gum surgeries are procedures that alter gum tissues (soft tissues in your mouth that surround and support your teeth). Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry offers numerous gum surgeries, including:

  • Cosmetic reshaping of the gums to correct a “gummy” smile
  • Periodontitis treatment to remove tissue destroyed by gum disease
  • Flap surgery to access gum pockets and eliminate gum disease
  • Gum grafting to increase the thickness or volume of gum tissues

If your dentist recommends surgical gum alteration to maximize oral health, your consultation includes discussions of different types of gum surgeries and what to expect from each.

What are LANAP® gum surgeries?

Laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) is a research-driven, scientifically-backed approach that uses concentrated light beams to alter or restore targeted gum tissues. LANAP is a superior alternative to traditional gum alteration methods, and a wonderful option that benefits your oral health. 

The advantages of LANAP gum surgery are:

  • Shorter recovery times
  • Reduced risk of sensitivity issues
  • Reduced bleeding
  • Lower risk of infection and other complications
  • Preservation of healthy gum tissue
  • Minimal side effects

During LANAP gum treatments, your dentist removes only the necessary affected gum tissues, leaving the surrounding healthy soft tissues intact.

What should I expect during recovery after LANAP gum surgeries?

Because LANAP procedures don’t significantly alter healthy gum tissue, the recovery process is minimal compared with traditional gum surgeries. However, you can expect some swelling and discomfort for several days while the treated tissues heal. The good news is that gum tissues heal faster than many other tissues within your body. 

Be gentle with your gums in the early stages of healing after LANAP surgery. Choose soft foods and slightly warm or cool beverages to avoid gum irritation. Follow your dentist’s instructions to know when it’s okay to resume a normal tooth brushing and flossing routine.

Attend follow-up visits to make sure your gums heal effectively. If you have concerns or questions, your dentist addresses them during your office visit. Feel free to call the Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry office at any time, as the friendly providers are always happy to help.

To find out if gum surgeries are right for you, schedule a consultation at Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry by phone or online today.