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Periodontal/Gum Surgery

If you have short or unsightly teeth that make you think twice about smiling or enjoying a hearty laugh, don’t despair. You can easily get your groove back and get rid of the gummy smile with the gum/periodontal procedures at the Bright Smile Dental Clinic!

Periodontal disease, also known as gingivitis/periodontitis(pyorrhea), is a major disorder that affects your gums. There are several cosmetic procedures which can cover up the gums so you’ll be back to flashing your most charming smile in no time. In most cases when the gums have been severely affected, surgery is still the best option and the safest path, since a chronic disorder can also result in tooth loss and tooth decay.

At Bright Smile Dental Clinic, our periodontist, Dr. Nihal Devkar and his team of dentists with extensive experience in surgical treatments of all kinds. We work on the gums and surrounding bone structure to achieve the best results and minimize complications during a gum/periodontics procedure.

What Causes Periodontal Disease?

Your mouth, like your entire body for that matter, has a lot of bacteria living in it – not all of it harmful. However, ‘bad’ bacteria form a thick, sticky layer of plaque over the teeth. Flossing and brushing can usually get rid of most of it, but the plaque left behind builds up and hardens over time. This is when periodontal diseases are most likely to occur, and a consultation with one of our dentists will help you get a better idea of the extent of the damage as well as any treatment you might need.


Gum Issues / Diseases that Require Surgery

  • Pyorrhea/periodontitis

  • Short tooth/teeth that need cap placement and height increase is not possible without shifting the gums down.

  • Enlarged size of gums- due to plaque, trauma, few conditions like puberty, pregnancy and certain medications

  • Dark colored gums- we can depigment the gums to give the natural pink appearing gums

  • Gum recession/root exposure- different types of gum surgery options are available to cover the tooth having gum recession


The gums are attached to the teeth a little below the visible edges, with a small space that’s a few millimeters between the edge and attachment, called the sulcus. Food particles that get trapped in this vulnerable area can promote bacterial and fungal growth, which can cause gum infections or gingivitis. If it’s left unchecked, chronic gingivitis can lead to periodontitis which can cause receding gums and even tooth loss. People are normally unaware of Gingivitis and neglect the symptoms until it’s in the advanced stages.


Symptoms and Causes of Gingivitis


  • Red, tender and swollen gums that bleed while brushing

  • Gums receding from the teeth

  • Pus between teeth and the gums

  • Loose or sensitive teeth

  • Changes in alignment and shifting of the teeth

  • Improper bite-line and trouble chewing

  • Bad breath, even after brushing

  • Plaque and tarter accumulating between teeth and jaws



If there’s anything worse than Gingivitis, it’s Periodontitis, a term used to describe a set of diseases that affect the tissue surrounding and supporting the teeth. There are very few discernible symptoms, so most people aren’t aware of it and consequently don’t seek treatment till it’s in the advanced stages with widespread manifestation.


Symptoms and Causes of Periodontitis


  • Redness/bleeding gums while brushing/flossing/biting into hard food

  • Recurring swelling of the gums

  • Persistent metallic taste in the mouth

  • Teeth appear to be lengthening or the gums start receding

  • Deep pockets between the teeth and the gums

  • Loose teeth

  • Before, During, After

In the 1st appointment, Our periodontist will initially get rid of the plaque through teeth cleaning, which gets rid of the plaque and tartar around the teeth.  If needed, another set of cleaning will be done.  We will advise you xrays and certain blood tests if required.  If the gum disease persists, we will proceed with the gum surgery as per the condition. 

After care:

Oral hygiene maintenance after gum surgery is must to prevent any reinfection.  This can be achieved different aids like dental floss, interdental brush and water flosser.  Also, get yourself checked every 6 months to ensure the stability of the teeth and gums.  We will do the clinical checkup and take xray if needed to rule out any infection.

Benefits of Healthy Gums


  • Infected gums are often sore, tender, also inclined to bleeding. It does not comfortable to brush and floss our teeth, which can make healing very hard. But as the infection is treated, these symptoms will fade. 

  • No doubt For a beautiful smile, Because they improvise the quality and maintenance of your teeth, 

  • Fresh breath is a part of your Health line because bad breath is caused by rotting food bacteria, particles, and plaque, it is a usual symptom of gum disease. Once you have experienced periodontal therapy, you can experience the benefits of naturally fresh breath once again.

  • In today's scenario, a number of researches have shown a connection linking gum disease and an elevated risk of a heart attack including stroke, preterm low birth weight babies, aggravation of diabetes, aggravation of respiratory diseases. As a result, periodontitis may potentially affect your other important systems.

  • Untreated gum disease can often lead to cavities abscesses,Jawbone recession, & even teeth loss. By endeavoring out periodontal care before that, you can block both the physical and financial costs of these long-term dental dilemmas.

Our periodontists get rid of the plaque through carefully administered root planning, which gets rid of rough spots at the root of the tooth, and scaling to remove tartar and plaque from the gum line.


At the Bright Smile Dental Clinic, the primary objective of periodontal surgery is to control infections and repair any damage they’ve caused. The procedures will differ, depending on the extent of the gum disorder and progression of the underlying causes. Bright Smile Dental Clinic provides the best gum surgery cost in Pune. The Experts at the clinic are highly experienced and help to evaluate your oral health and suggest the most appropriate tentative treatment plan which may be a long term or a short term treatments.



  1. Is gum surgery painful?

No.  Anesthesia is given during procedures like extraction and root canal treatment.  Similarly, required amount is given to the patient prior to the gum surgery.


   2. Can gum recession grow back?

different types of gum surgery options are available to cover the tooth having gum recession.  Feel free to call/visit us to discuss the options most suitable to you.

   3. How can I make my gums healthy again?

Proper brushing, regular visits to your dentist usually takes care of the plaque and tartar which commonly causes most of the gum problems.

   4. Why would you need Gum Surgery?

You might be advised a gum surgery If you have problems like pyorrhea, enlarged size of gums, dark colored gums, short teeth to be capped.

   5. How can Bright smile dentist Help?

We will do the checkup of your teeth and gums and then suggest you the best possible treatment to save your teeth in case you have a gum disease.  Once finalized, we will ensure the best possible treatment to be delivered to you.

   6. How much does gum surgery cost?

Bright smile dental clinic believes in giving the best possible treatment with a reasonable budget.  The gum surgery charges vary as per the treatment to be performed.  Please call/visit us to receive the quotation.

   7. Does gum surgery really help?

Yes.  Any gum therapy suggested/performed will increase the lifespan of your teeth and gums.

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