Periodontal Surgery

For Gum Health

Before Story City Dental, if you needed any periodontal work done you would have to visit West Des Moines or Fort Dodge. Because of Dr. Binkowski’s training he received during his AEGD after dental school, he is able to provide many periodontal surgical procedures right in Story City for the convenience of all members of the Story City, Ames, Boone, Nevada and surrounding communities. With periodontal surgery, your dentist is able to help restore and regenerate normal form and function to gum tissue and the periodontal ligament and bone, which support the teeth.

Periodontal Surgery tooth

What is periodontics?

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry concerning the structures surrounding and supporting your teeth, including the gums (gingiva), alveolar bone, cementum and the periodontal ligament. Periodontics focuses on preventing, diagnosing and treating disease and other issues that harm the gums and supporting structures around your teeth.

What symptoms does periodontal surgery fix?

Periodontal surgery at Story City Dental can help patients with moderate to severe periodontitis, gummy smiles, isolated periodontal issues, and more.

What periodontal procedures do you offer?

Dr. Binkowski provides a variety of periodontal procedures, including:

  • Hard tissue crown lengthening (to make a fractured tooth restorable)
  • Anterior esthetic crown lengthening (fixing a gummy smile)
  • Guided tissue regeneration (GTR)
  • Guided bone regeneration (GBR)
  • Open flap debridement
  • Frenulectomy (removal of frenum from lip or fixing a “tied tongue”)
  • Implant site development (Limited)

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