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Periodontal Surgery

Periodontal Surgery services offered in Albany, NY

Periodontal surgery is often necessary to improve your oral health and aesthetics. At Capital Region Periodontics and Dental Implants in Albany, New York, periodontists Reed Ference, DDS, MDS, Sean Ference, DDS, MDS, and Beniel Tamraz DDS, MDS, offer multiple types of periodontal surgery to eliminate oral health concerns and enhance your smile. Call Capital Region Periodontics and Dental Implants or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Periodontal Surgery Q & A

What is periodontal surgery?

Periodontal surgery refers to procedures that treat gum tissue, primarily due to periodontal disease, or gum disease. While most types of periodontal surgery target oral health concerns, they can also correct cosmetic issues. 

The team at Capital Region Periodontics and Dental Implants invests in the latest technology to ensure your surgery is minimally invasive and atraumatic as possible.

What can periodontal surgery treat?

Periodontal surgery can treat various oral health and cosmetic concerns that commonly affect the gums and underlying bone. Capital Region Periodontics and Dental Implants offer multiple types of periodontal surgery to:

  • Regenerate gum tissue and bone
  • Smooth and reshape the jawbone after gum disease treatment
  • Eliminate a gummy smile
  • Treat gum recession
  • Prevent tooth loss from gum disease
  • Reduce gaps in gum tissue between teeth

Your periodontist performs a comprehensive evaluation that includes digital X-rays, and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans to determine the appropriate type of periodontal surgery for you.

What are the different types of periodontal surgery?

The team performs many different types of periodontal surgery, including:


Osseous surgery


Osseous surgery is a traditional treatment for periodontal disease. In this procedure, the gums are lifted to gain access to the tooth roots. The roots are then cleaned and the bone is smoothed. The gum tissue is then stitched back together.


LANAP surgery


LANAP surgery is a very effective and patient friendly treatment for periodontal disease. The technique involves using a specialized dental laser around the teeth roots to kill the bacteria that cause periodontal disease. The procedure is known for being minimally invasive, causing minimal discomfort after treatment, and getting excellent results.


Pinhole surgery


The Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) is a treatment for gum recession. Gums that pull away from the teeth signify advanced periodontal disease, bruxism, and aggressive tooth brushing. 

An alternative to gum grafting, pinhole surgery adds a special collagen material to your gum tissue through a very small incision to rebuild your gums. The procedure involves no incisions or stitches and is generally less painful than traditional gum grafting.


Gum grafting


Gum grafting is another popular treatment for gum recession. During the treatment, the team takes tissue from the roof of your mouth or from a donor and places it into the area where your gums are receding. 




Gingivectomy is a treatment that removes excess gum tissue from around your teeth. This procedure can help treat a “gummy smile” by exposing more of your tooth structure.


Crown lengthening


Crown lengthening is a procedure that makes your teeth appear longer by removing gum tissue and bone to create more tooth structure above the bone.




The frenum is a small piece of tissue that connects the inner part of the lip to the gum. If your frenum is too large or pulls at your gums, causing them to recede, the team can remove this tissue.

Call Capital Region Periodontics and Dental Implants to learn more about periodontal surgery or schedule an appointment online today.