This a procedure involving the total removal of a portion of the gingiva (gum tissue) from in and around a tooth or teeth, in order to treat gum disease or to lengthen the height or width of a tooth or a section of teeth.
Periodontal flap surgery
This describes the state of-the-art techniques and the most commonly used approaches for the surgical treatment and plastic surgical repair of periodontal pockets. “Pocketing” is the end result of inflammation and infection that causes a loss of the tissue attachment to the teeth, which is one common consequence of periodontal (gum) disease.
Clinical tooth crown extension
During a dental crown lengthening procedure, the excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth in order to even your gum line, or to several teeth so as to expose a natural, broad smile.
Soft tissue plastic surgery
A surgical procedure in which the gums are extended in areas where they are lacking. The operation can be carried out to treat a gum recession (where the neck of the teeth or the roots are exposed), or to create a more aesthetic image around dentures or implants. The missing tissues can be taken from the adjacent gums or from the palate. Artificial soft tissue substitutes may also be used.
A surgical procedure that removes the bone or soft tissues where a cyst has developed and liquid, usually pus, has built up. This prevents other cysts from forming in the surrounding tissues. Usually, the patient does not feel anything, during the cyst formation, and only later can bone deformation or swelling be detected, or “holes” will open up in the gums through which the pus will emerge. This is why cysts are usually diagnosed by chance, in the event of an X-ray performed for other reasons.
Removal of an unerupted tooth
Sometimes, a tooth is fully formed, but for various reasons it is not able to emerge. Most often, this occurs because of a lack of space in the dental arch, irregularly germinating teeth or the premature removal of milk teeth (deciduous teeth should therefore be treated, rather than removed). Fully formed teeth that are completely invisible in the oral cavity and do not cause any problems can be left. On the other hand, leaving these teeth could result in possible complications: cysts, the formation of tumours or other types of dental crowding.
We provide atraumatic tooth removals through a procedure where the surrounding teeth are not damaged during the tooth removal by pulling on the tissue and bone. We suggest that the removed tooth is immediately replaced with a tooth implant. This will reduce the required number of visits to the doctor, so that the patient experiences less stress and a reduced need for painkillers as there is only one post-operative period, as well as achieving significantly better results when compared with later implantations.