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Periodontal Surgery

Periodontal disease puts your oral health in jeopardy. If untreated, gum disease can result in tooth loss and more serious infections.

Fortunately, Dr. Steven K. Rubisch at Avenue B Dental Group in Yuma, AZ, can restore the health of your smile through periodontal surgery.

What can periodontal treatment do for you?

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The Benefits of Periodontal Surgery

Improve Your Health

Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, can lead to numerous health concerns. In some instances, it can lead to the dissolution of bone tissue, which can lead to tooth loss. In extreme cases, from the gums can enter the bloodstream and affect other parts of the body. Surgical treatment can eliminate periodontitis and preserve your health.

Qualify for Other Treatment

Healthy gum tissue is a requirement for most cosmetic and restorative procedures, including treatment with dental veneers or dental implants. If gum disease is disqualifying you from other forms of dentistry, gum surgery can restore your candidacy. 

Upgrade Your Smile

Periodontal disease can cause your gum tissue to look inflamed or swollen, and can even cause bleeding. Of course, unhealthy soft tissue can also result in loose teeth or teeth that appear too long. Dr. Rubisch in Yuma, AZ, can treat the periodontal tissue and return your smile to an attractive, healthy-looking form.

What Is Periodontal Surgery?

Periodontics is the dental specialty concerned with the gums and other supportive structures of the teeth. Periodontal surgery addresses issues within the soft tissue and jaw by cleaning, removing, or augmenting the tissue. These surgeries are typically out-patient procedures that can be completed with only local anesthesia by our dentist in Yuma, AZ.

Types of Gum Surgery at Our Yuma, AZ, Office

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Laser Surgery

Lasers have a variety of uses in periodontics. They can be used in laser contouring, a primarily cosmetic procedure that involves using a laser to remove the excess periodontal tissue that can result in a "gummy" smile. Lasers can also be used to remove diseased tissue and to eliminate bacteria from the surface of teeth.

Gum graft


Serious periodontal disease often results in the loss of soft tissue or even tissue in the jawbone. For these patients, various grafting surgeries can be performed. Our dentist in Yuma, AZ, can place bone and periodontal grafts, procedures which can also help you qualify for dental implants.

Highly Recommended by Past Patients


Savanna Rose


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I’ve been a patient at Avenue B Dental Group for almost ten years. My teeth problems are very unique and Dr. Rubisch and his staff have helped make my youth and now teenage years as close to normal as possible. And when any mishaps with my appliance occurred we were able to call Dr. Rubisch and he fixed the problem right away. Even if he had to maybe stay late. I owe all my thanks to the Avenue B Dental Group!!

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Marlene Hernandez


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Definitely have been recommending everyone to this dentist. Staff has been amazing with scheduling my appts at a timely manner and that are not 3 months out. and definitely has patience with me having my newborn around while they do work on me. Ave B Dental has been an amazing experience for me.  Staff also knows what they are doing when it comes to looking up insurance for new members .

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Recovering from Gum Surgery

After your surgery at our practice in Yuma, our dentist will provide detailed instructions on how to promote healthy healing. In general, patients can anticipate minor discomfort for a few days, and in some instances, you may have to limit your diet to soft foods. Smokers should consider quitting since the habit can inhibit healing and lengthen your recovery.

Dr. Steven K. Roubisch

Avenue B Dental Group

Dr. Steven K. Rubisch has been practicing since 1984 and holds several distinctions, including:

  • Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD)
  • Member of the American Dental Association
  • Recognized with the AGD's prestigious Fellowship award
  • Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Contact us online or call our Yuma, AZ, office at (928) 344-3067 to schedule an appointment today.

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