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Periodontal Treatment in Franklin, MA or Marlborough, MA

Diagram of teeth and gum cleaningWhen it comes to maintaining good oral health, taking care of your gums is just as important as taking care of your teeth.

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a common problem that affects many people and can lead to serious complications if left untreated. At Periodontal Specialists, we can help you overcome these possible serious gum complications. We focus on preventing, diagnosing, and alleviating gum disease and its symptoms.

Understanding Periodontists and Gum Treatments

Our periodontists perform a variety of gum treatments to help prevent and treat gum disease. These treatments can range from simple procedures like cleaning the teeth and gums to more complex surgeries like bone grafts and gum lifts.

Pinhole Gum Surgery

Pinhole gum surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to treat gum recession. This procedure involves making a small hole in the gum tissue and then using special instruments to loosen the tissue and move it back into its proper position. One of the advantages of pinhole gum surgery is that it's less invasive than traditional gum grafting procedures. It also doesn't require any sutures or incisions, so recovery time is usually faster.


A gingivectomy is typically used to remove excess gum tissue. This procedure is often performed when the gums have overgrown and are covering too much of the teeth. As such, our periodontist will numb the area with a local anesthetic and then use a scalpel to remove the excess gum tissue. Once the tissue has been removed, the gums will be reshaped to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Gingival Recontouring

Gingival recontouring is a cosmetic gum surgery to reshape the gum tissue to create a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing gum line. The procedure is typically recommended when the gums are uneven or there is excess gum tissue around the teeth.

Our periodontal clinic uses advanced techniques with lasers or scalpels to remove excess gum tissue and reshape the remaining tissue. This process allows for more precise and comfortable treatment. The results of gingival recontouring are immediate, with a more aesthetically pleasing gum line that enhances the overall appearance of your smile.

Distal Wedge

Do you have excess gum tissue around your wisdom teeth? A distal wedge is a surgical procedure that can help to remove the excess tissue from the back of the mouth, revealing a more balanced and harmonious smile. Our skilled periodontist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area before removing the excess gum tissue with a scalpel during the procedure. The gums will then be reshaped to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance, providing a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

Bone Graft

A bone graft basically involves adding a bone-like material to the jawbone to restore its shape and size after tooth loss or periodontal disease. This procedure can be essential for a patient who wants dental implants, as the implants require a stable, healthy jawbone for support.

Abscess Treatment

An abscess is a pocket of pus that forms due to a bacterial infection. An abscess can lead to serious complications and tooth loss if left untreated. Fortunately, our periodontists are experts in treating abscesses. The treatment, in most cases, involves draining the pus and cleaning the area. In some cases, antibiotics may also be prescribed. If the abscess has caused significant damage to the tooth or surrounding tissue, additional treatment, such as a root canal or gum surgery, may be necessary.

Gum Disease Treatment is Available from Your Periodontists in Franklin, MA and Marlborough, MA

If you are suffering from any form of gum disease, schedule a consultation with us at Periodontal Specialists. Call us at (774) 613-6009 to learn more.
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Periodontal Treatment in Franklin & Marlborough MA
Periodontal treatments at our Franklin & Marlborough, MA offices include pinhole gum surgery, gingivectomy, bone grafts & more. Call us to schedule!
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