Specialized Gingivectomy Treatment at Palmetto Periodontics

At Palmetto Periodontics, located in the heart of Columbia, SC, we provide specialized gingivectomy services to enhance your oral health and aesthetics. Led by Dr. James P. Wilson, our team offers expert care in a compassionate environment, ensuring that each patient achieves the best possible outcomes.

What is Gingivectomy?

A gingivectomy is a periodontal procedure that removes excess gum tissue to treat gum disease or lengthen the crown of a tooth. This treatment can also improve the appearance of a "gummy" smile, where excessive gum tissue covers the teeth, making them appear short.

Benefits of Gingivectomy

  • Disease Treatment: Effectively removes diseased gum tissue to halt the progression of gum disease.
  • Cosmetic Enhancement: Reshapes the gum line to reveal more of your teeth, enhancing your smile.
  • Improved Oral Hygiene: Reduces gum pockets that can harbor harmful bacteria, making it easier to clean your teeth.

Dr. James P. Wilson’s Expertise in Periodontal Procedures

Dr. Wilson, a renowned periodontist with extensive training and experience, specializes in precision gingivectomy procedures. His educational background includes teaching roles in periodontal surgery and significant contributions to the field through publications and advanced periodontal research. Dr. Wilson's proficiency with state-of-the-art laser technologies, such as LANAP and LAPIP, ensures that procedures are minimally invasive and recovery times are reduced.

The Gingivectomy Procedure at Palmetto Periodontics

We begin with a thorough evaluation to determine if a gingivectomy is the best course of treatment for your specific needs.

Procedure Steps:

  1. Local Anesthesia: To ensure comfort, the treatment area is numbed.
  2. Tissue Removal: Excess gum tissue is carefully removed using precise techniques.
  3. Shaping: The gums are reshaped to create a more natural and aesthetically pleasing gum line.
  4. Recovery Guidance: Post-procedure care instructions are provided to promote healing and optimal results.

Why Choose Palmetto Periodontics for Your Gingivectomy

Our clinic is conveniently located just 10 miles from downtown Columbia, making it easily accessible for residents throughout Columbia, as well as those in the Midlands, Richland County, Lexington, and Kershaw County. We are proud to serve patients from nearby neighborhoods like Forest Acres and Woodfield, and our proximity to local attractions like the Columbia Museum of Art and Sesquicentennial State Park adds extra convenience for our patients.

Patients choose our clinic for their gingivectomy needs because of our commitment to using the latest technology, providing expert care, and maintaining a peaceful and professional environment. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that your experience is positive and that your dental health is significantly improved.

“I appreciate the staff and Dr. Wilson taking the time to understand our concerns and discuss the oral procedure with my daughter and I. They have always listened and approached our situation with a thoughtful and caring demeanor. I highly recommend this practice.” - Alexa G.

Schedule Your Gingivectomy Consultation in Columbia, SC

Take the first step towards a healthier, more beautiful smile by contacting Palmetto Periodontics today. Call us at (803) 788-0900 or visit our office at 124 Alpine Circle, Columbia, South Carolina 29223. Let Dr. James P. Wilson and our skilled team provide you with the expert care you deserve.