Don’t let periodontal disease affect your child. With good at-home and in-office dental hygiene, your child is less likely to develop periodontal (gum) disease. If your child does develop gum disease, it is important that our dentists and team act fast. Dr. Robyn Lesser, Dr. Donna Nichols and Dr. Ashley Tate offer gingivectomies in Tampa, Florida, to help your child restore their oral health. Call Smile Builders Pediatric Dentistry at 813-880-0100 if you have any questions about this treatment and your child’s oral health needs.
A gingivectomy is commonly called a pocket reduction or flap surgery, and it is a procedure that removes bacteria from the mouth in the presence of periodontal disease. It eliminates harmful bacteria and reduces inflammation while reducing the spread of bacteria and preventing bone loss. Additionally, a gingivectomy may help your child improve their at-home dental care.
In this procedure, our team will give your child a local or general anesthetic for comfort. The gums will be pulled back from the teeth, and our team will perform scaling and root planing to remove bacteria and calculus. An antimicrobial agent will be used after to kill bacteria and promote healing. After treatment, the gums will be sutured to prevent shifting.
Your child may experience some oral sensitivity for a few weeks but will see improvement to their oral health quickly. Set up a consultation with our team to learn more.