Gum surgery, also known as periodontal surgery, is often necessary to treat a variety of conditions. There are various types of gum surgery available at Montclair Dental Spa in Montclair and the surrounding area. By restoring your oral health, we can help restore your overall health. Call us today at (973) 744-1527 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services.

Gum Surgery in Montclair New Jersey
Gum Surgery in Montclair New Jersey

Understanding Gum Surgery

Many cases of gum disease can be solved without surgery. For example, it is possible to reverse gingivitis with professional treatment or improved oral hygiene in its early stages. However, if left untreated, it will inevitably progress to periodontitis, a more severe disease that can lead to an inflammatory response that attacks bone and tissues.

The term gum surgery refers to any surgical procedure meant to treat gum conditions and diseases. By eliminating bacteria and infection, gum surgery aims to stop periodontal disease and treat its damaging effects. 

  • Treat gingivitis and periodontitis
  • Achieve better oral health
  • Enhance your overall health




This is typically the first symptom individuals suffering from gingivitis or periodontitis experience. 



Due to the abundance of bacteria in the mouth, many gum surgery patients complain about foul breath. 



Some gum surgery patients come in complaining of loose teeth, which is a result of unhealthy gum tissue. 



It is fair that an unhealthy mouth is not functionally optimal, which is why many patients complain of pain while chewing. 

About Gum Surgery

Most gum surgeries are completed within two hours. The patient may need to be asleep or partially asleep with sedation dentistry during the treatment, depending on the procedure. However, less involved surgeries may make do with only an injection of a local anesthetic to numb the gums.

Once the dentist has made any necessary small incisions or cuts along the gum line, they will lift the gums to see the tooth roots. The dentist will then clean the teeth, removing any tartar, plaque, or infection. After treatment it is important to:

  • Maintain a healthy overall hygiene routine
  • Schedule regular dental appointments
  • Enjoy your healthier smile
Gum Surgery in Montclair New Jersey

Why Trust Montclair Dental Spa

Every procedure offered at Montclair receives Dr. Moussa’s stamp of approval for being safe, proven, and effective. He has more than three decades of experience in dentistry, and his advanced training in holistic dentistry techniques ensures you’ll always receive the best care available.

Montclair Dental Spa is the right practice for you if you’re looking for a dentist who truly takes your concerns to heart.

  • Implant Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • LANAP Laser Gum Surgery
  • Periodontics
  • Sedation Dentistry

Words From Our Patients

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I felt valued and respected. Everyone involved was kind and considerate. I have a lot of bad experiences with dentists and I needed an emergency root canal so I was terrified. Everything was done in a timely fashion and the doctor was very thorough. This is the first dental experience I have had where I felt nothing the entire time and really felt taken care of. I will definitely be going to them as a regular as I can. Thank you to everyone there.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What does gum surgery recovery entail?

The answer depends on your specific case (the type of procedure you underwent, how severe your condition is or was, and your overall health all contribute). It is common to experience some minor bleeding and discomfort after any dental surgery. Still, you should be able to return to various normal activities about a day after the procedure.

Is there anything I can do to speed up my gum surgery recovery?

Avoid smoking for as long as possible. Quit if you can. We may prescribe you with some mouth rinses or antibiotics, and you may need to refrain from brushing or flossing in some regions of the mouth until they have fully healed. Eating soft foods for a week or two can also help ease any discomfort.

Do I really need gum surgery?

Sometimes, alternative treatment methods are not enough. Gum surgery can help reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis while also treating oral health. We understand that many people are anxious about having surgery. We will never recommend surgery unless we believe the benefits outweigh the risks. 

What can I do to prevent gum disease?

Gum disease is usually caused by an excess of bacteria, plaque, and tartar. As such, good oral hygiene is the number one line of defense against gum disease. Brush your teeth at least twice daily, floss once daily, and rinse with a fluoridated mouthwash. Remember to keep regular appointments with your dentist, as gum disease signs are often unnoticeable to the average patient.


At Montclair Dental Spa, our experienced, dedicated team of professionals will work with you to determine the best treatment plans for your unique needs. We take pride in helping our patients achieve their goals. Contact us today to learn more!