Our years of specialized training and state-of-the-art technology allow us to quickly identify the cause of your periodontal disease or gum recession and develop a treatment plan that is designed specifically for your healing. Sometimes, surgery is required to effectively treat periodontal disease and get your oral health back on track. Our specialists are experts in large and complex bone grafting and gum grafting procedures and will give you a smile that not only sets you up for long-term oral health but a smile that you’ll be confident sharing with the world.

What is periodontal disease?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly one half of Americans over the age of thirty are suffering from some form of periodontal disease, also commonly referred to as gum disease. This systemic infection of the mouth can cause damage to the soft tissues, bone, and other supporting structures of the mouth if left unaddressed.

Gum disease typically occurs when bacteria is allowed to proliferate on the teeth and in the gum pockets. In turn, this bacterium causes your body’s immune system to create a response, typically resulting in chronic inflammation of the gums and ultimately to the symptoms of gum disease, including:

  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Sensitive gums
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Blood when brushing and flossing
  • Consistent bad breath that doesn’t go away

Addressing gum disease early and aggressively is crucial to your long-term oral health. If left unaddressed, periodontal disease raises your risk for heart disease, stroke, and lung infections. The specialists at PermaDent Dental Implant Center have the training and diagnostic technology to expertly, comfortably, and quickly provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Surgical periodontal disease treatment options

If non-surgical treatment options have failed to resolve your periodontal disease or will be insufficient, there are surgical options to help you truly heal your periodontal disease. These surgical options are typically reserved for more severe or complicated cases of periodontal disease.

  • Gum Grafting
    Gum grafting is a relatively straightforward technique used to protect the roots of teeth that have become exposed due to damage caused by periodontal disease. Exposed roots can cause tooth sensitivity and make the tooth more prone to decay, infection, and discoloration. Typically, there are two types of gingival or “gum” grafts completed at PermaDent Dental Implant Center:
    Autogenous: Uses your own connective tissue harvested from the palate as the source material for the graft.
    Non-autogenous: Uses a donor tissue for the graft.
    The expert dental implant surgeons at PermaDent will work with you to determine what type of graft is best for you, your health, and the desired health outcome. Our specialists are experts in grafting procedures and can complete even complex cases with ease.
  • Pocket reduction surgery
    Also referred to as osseous surgery, this procedure involves exposing the bone beneath your gumline and allowing the surgeon to reshape and remove bone that has been damaged by periodontal disease. It also provides the benefit of accommodating an extremely deep cleaning of the impacted areas. The purpose of pocket reduction surgery is to turn deep gum pockets into shallow pockets and make routine oral hygiene and maintenance easier.
  • Bone grafting
    Bone grafting is a procedure that allows for the guided regeneration of bone at the site of bone-loss due to infection, tooth loss, or other complications. Bone grafts are frequently completed as part of another procedure such as a tooth extraction, dental implant placement, or pocket reduction surgery. This procedure utilizes a graft material and protective membrane to stimulate your body to create new bone at the site of loss or damage.
  • Peri-implantitis treatment
    When a newly-placed dental implant becomes infected, the infection is called peri-implantitis. While minor cases may be resolved with a deep cleaning around the implant, more severe cases may require surgical intervention in which the area around the implant is cleaned and disinfected. In the most severe cases, the dental implant may need to be removed to allow for the infected area to be disinfected and correctly treated.
  • Biopsies
    A biopsy is a diagnostic procedure, typically following the discovery of abnormal tissues, during which your oral surgeon removes either a sample of oral tissue or an entire area of suspect tissue for examination by a qualified pathologist. This procedure allows for early detection and treatment of any malignant growths.

Esthetic Surgical procedures

Esthetic surgical procedures are elective procedures that are performed to help you restore confidence in your smile. Whether you feel you have too much – or too little – gum tissue covering your teeth, there is an esthetic surgical procedure available to help you love your smile.

  • Crown Lengthening
    Some people are simply born with more gums covering the teeth than is necessary for good oral health. Crown lengthening surgery, also known as a gingivectomy, is an elective procedure that helps to resolve a “gummy” smile. It is used to achieve a more balanced appearance between the ratio of gums to exposed tooth surface.
  • Gingival Grafting
    Just as some folks are born with an excess of gum tissue that covers the teeth, others are born with less tissue. Gingival grafting, or gum grafting, can restore your smile to one that is more balanced, younger in appearance, and healthier looking.

Why you should choose PermaDent Dental Implant Center for your surgical periodontal treatment


At PermaDent Dental Implant Center, our specialists are at the top of their fields and are committed to providing you the education necessary to make informed decisions about your oral health every step of the way. Our state-of-the-art suite of diagnostic testing allows us to swiftly diagnose your issues and provide you with a truly personalized treatment plan in a single office visit. We never compromise when it comes to your comfort and confidence in your care. If you’re ready to finally take charge of your oral health and understand the why behind the issues you’ve been facing, call PermaDent Dental Implant Center today at 310-325-9969.