As a part of the additional 3 years of training that periodontist complete, many surgical procedures are learned to address not only periodontal disease but other diseases or discrepancies in the roots, bone, and gums.
Sometimes an infection persists in the bone at the end of the root even after a root canal is done. This procedure involves a surgery to access the infection in the bone and remove the infection and the contaminated portion of the root.
This procedure is done to enhance or improve the natural contours of a beautiful smile. When a patient’s teeth appear small or the gumline is uneven we can remove gum tissue and sometimes bone to make the teeth and gums have a more natural appearance.