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Gum surgery

What is gum disease?

Gum disease or periodontal disease is caused due to excessive build-up of bacteria in the tissues that are surrounding a tooth and form plaques. There will be an increase in plaque formation if you haven’t been taking good care of your oral health which will lead to the infection of gum and bone leading to its destruction. Other factors that can make you more susceptible to gum diseases are chronic illnesses and some medications, despite good oral care habits.

Who needs periodontal surgery or gum surgery?

Gum surgery is recommended when you have advanced disease around your gums such as swollen, red, or bleeding gums, receding gums, deep pockets between your gums and teeth, loose teeth, bad breath and pain while chewing. 

How is gum surgery performed?

The surgery is mostly performed under local anaesthesia in dental clinics which lasts for several minutes to a few hours. Your surgeon might prescribe antibiotics that need to be taken prior to the procedure to reduce the risk of developing any infections. And you will have to stop taking any medications like aspirin or any blood thinners, a few days prior to the procedure. There are different types of surgical procedures which will be determined by the surgeon depending on your specific condition.

Pocket reduction (also known as gingival flap surgery): In this procedure, the surgeon will make small cuts in your gums and fold them back from the tooth to provide good access to remove bacteria and plaques from the tooth-supporting structures. The gums will be then sutured back to firmly attach around the teeth.

Regeneration: This procedure is done if your disease has become severe and more advanced to damage the bone surrounding your tooth root. In this procedure, the surgeon will insert bone grafts, membranes or tissue-stimulating proteins (or in combination), thereby helping the gum tissues to regenerate and attach firmly around the teeth again.

Crown lengthening: Crown lengthening procedure is mostly done for cosmetic purposes or when you have an overgrowth of gum tissues. So in this procedure, the surgeon will remove the excessive gum tissue from your teeth and make your teeth appear longer. 

Soft tissue graft: This procedure is usually performed when you have receding gums due to gum disease. So the surgeon takes a small piece of tissue from elsewhere in your mouth and attaches it to your gums to replace gum tissue that has receded. 

How long does it take for a patient to recover after the surgery?

The recovery will depend on your overall health and the type of surgery you had. It is expected to have minor bleeding and little discomfort after any dental procedures. However, you should be able to proceed with your normal activities just about a day after the procedure. You should avoid the smoking habit as it can interfere with the healing process. 

How much does it cost for a gum surgery procedure?

The cost of the gum surgery treatment procedure depends upon the type of surgery required. The flap surgery may cost you around INR 2500-5000 per quadrant. It will cost you more if you need any grafting procedures.

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You can request quotation from the listed hospitals

MGM Healthcare

New No 72, Old No 54 Nelson Manickam Road


mCare Smart Clinic

Kinfra Hi Tech Park Kalamassery Kochi, Kerala 683503


Narayana Speciality Dental Care and Maxillofacial Centre

Jamal complex Near Head Post Office College road


Mariyam Multi Specialty Dental Care

Trade Centre Building, Near Union Bank Mele Pattambi


Dr. Pranav's Dentcare

MM centre, opp.bombai hotel, Central bazar, Payyannur


I Dent Dental Clinic

Above mi stores, Calicut road, Mananthavady


Jay Jays Dental Clinic

Near Kadapakada Sports Club Kadapakada


Al Zehra Dental Care & Medical Laboratory

M.A.K building, 1st floor near Dhanya supermarket Elankulam jn Uliyakovil


A.J Hospital and Research Centre

National High Way 66, Kuntikana

Dakshina Kannada

Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre

Wayanad Road, Malaparamba, Kozhikode, Kerala


Malabar Hospital

Eranjipalam Junction, Eranjipalam Kozhikode, Kerala


Sreechand Speciality Hospital

Sreechand Speciality Hospitals Pvt ltd, Near SN park, Kannur Kerala - 670001


KIMSHEALTH, Trivandrum

P.B.No.1, Anayara P.O, Trivandrum – 695029, Kerala, India


Fathima Denta Care, Manjeri

Bisna Baderi’s Dental Clinic, Near Medical College, Court Road


Fathima Denta Care, Areekod

Vijaya Theatre Junction, Malappuram


Fathima Denta Care, Malappuram

KP Building, Near Sulu Medicals, Tirur Road


Fathima Denta Care, Athanikkal

U.City Road, Vallikkunnu, Malappuram


Fathima Denta Care, Mongam

CK Tower, Market Road (Olamathil Road), Malappuram


Fathima Denta Care, Olipram Kadavu

Opp. Cherusheripara Masjid, Kolakkattuchali, Malappuram


Fathima Denta Care, Pulikkal

Near BM Hospital, Malappuram


Fathima Denta Care, Kondotty

Erancholi Bazar, Bypass Road, Malappuram


Fathima Denta Care, Vazhakkad

Cheeni Bazar, Malappuram


Fathima Denta Care, Pallikkal Bazar

Pallikkal Bazar, Opp. Bus Stand, Malappuram


Fathima Denta Care, Mysore

Anzad Denta Care Ground Floor, Paraswathika Next to HDFC Bank Opp. Milk Diary Siddhartha Layout


Fathima Denta Care, Feroke

Baba Denta Care Inside Baba Health Care Bsement, Apple Tower Opp. Bus Stand


Fathima Denta Care, Palazhi

Opp. Hi-Lite Mall, Pala Thondayad Bypass Road Calicut


Fathima Denta Care, Koduvally

Opp. KGM Gold Calicut


Fathima Denta Care, Sulthan Bathery

1st Floor Aiswarya Mall Near SBI Bank PIN: 673592, Wayanad


Fathima Denta Care, Cheeral

near Muthoot Fincorp HS Road, Wayanad


Sunrise Hospital

Sunrise Hospital, Seaport – Airport Road, Kakkanad, Kochi 682 030, Kerala, India


Fathima Denta Care Kozhikode

Old Shanthi Hospital Complex, Airport Road, Ramanattukara


VKV Dental Clinic and Implant Center

Sreekanteswaram, thakaraparambu road, east fort


Aster MIMS Kannur

Chala east


Kinder Multispeciality Hospital

Kinder Hospital, Kalamassery, Kochi-682033, Kerala, India


KMC Hospital

opposite Jyothi Theatre, Balmatta, Mangalore, Karnataka 575019

Dakshina Kannada

Aster MIMS Kottakkal

Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd Changuvetty, Kottakkal P.O, Malappuram


Aster MIMS, Calicut

Mini By-pass Road, Govindapuram P.O., Calicut


Rajagiri Hospital

Near GTN Junction, Chunangamvely Aluva, Kochi, Kerala


VPS Lakeshore Hospital

NH-66 Bypass, near Police Station, Nettoor, Maradu, Kochi, Kerala


Dr. Bhat's Nileshwar Dental Clinic

Chirammal tower ,above aiwa super market


Indiana Hospital

Pumpwell junction, Mahaveer Circle, Dakshina Kannada

Dakshina Kannada

Johns Dental Care

85, lig colony Near st Augustine school Judges avenue