If you suffer from moderate to advanced periodontal disease (gum disease), our experienced dentists at Total Dental Fitness may recommend gum surgery. Periodontal disease can lead to receding gums, resulting in pockets between the gums and teeth. Flap surgery involves lifting back the gums, removing tartar, and suturing the gums back in place. This helps to remove tartar deposits, reduce the size of the pocket, and make it easier for both you and your dentists to effectively clean the teeth and gums. We also offer gum tissue grafts to replace gum tissue that has receded due to periodontal disease. Our skilled dentists, Dr. Maylath and Dr. McQuirter, are experienced and gentle, and we will ensure that your dental treatment is comfortable and pleasant. We invite you to call or visit our dental office in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan today to learn more about gum surgery/periodontal surgery and our periodontal treatments.