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Periodontal disease is often attributed to the excess buildup of hardened tartar on the surfaces of teeth near the gumline. This is often a direct result of poor oral hygiene practices. Without professional treatment, the early gum inflammation of gingivitis can worsen into the periodontal infection of periodontitis.

As it progresses unfettered this can have a profound negative effect on the dental roots deep within the gums. This can also cause your gums to slowly recede from your teeth. In time chronic periodontitis can lead to a loss of bone structure in your mouth. This can, in turn, cause the loss of multiple teeth.

In a case this severe, the most effective treatment plan might call for a periodontist like Dr. James R. Knochel to perform a gingival resection surgery. This treatment process is typically performed on an outpatient basis and might also require you to be deeply sedated.

During the oral surgery, Dr. James R. Knochel will make a small incision in your gums to provide direct access to the infected material. Once it has been removed he might also need to excise a small amount of compromised gum tissues. Then he and his team will adapt the remaining healthy gum tissues to restore as much of your natural gumline as possible.

If you live in the Tucson, Arizona, area and you have been struggling with chronic to severe periodontal health problems, you should call 520-747-7944 to seek further diagnosis and treatment at James R. Knochel, D.D.S., P.C..