What Is Surgical Periodontal Treatment?
Advanced periodontal disease requires surgical treatments to help mitigate the damage to your teeth and gums. Examples of surgical periodontal treatments include soft tissue grafting and tooth extractions.
What Is a Deep Cleaning?
A deep cleaning, which is more properly referred to as scaling and root planing, is a nonsurgical procedure that cleans your teeth underneath the gum line down to the roots. It may be all that is necessary to treat gingivitis, but it will be only one step in the treatment of more advanced periodontal disease.
What Is Soft Tissue Grafting?
This is a surgical procedure that seeks to replace some of the gum tissue that has been destroyed by periodontal disease. It does this by taking some tissue from another area and grafting it to the infected location. This is also called gum grafting.