When is Gum Surgery Necessary?


At Metropolitan Dental Care, we believe in keeping treatment as conservative as possible. That being said, there are times when surgical intervention is necessary to preserve the health of your teeth and gums. Here, your Denver dentists discuss gum surgery and explain when this type of treatment may be necessary. What is gum (periodontal) disease? The mildest form of periodontal disease is gingivitis. This begins with the build-up of bacterial plaque that hardens into calculus. Also known as tartar, calculus irritates the gums, causing them to become inflamed and easily bleed. With gingivitis, the symptoms are mild, and the teeth remain stable. Many people [...]