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When do you need surgery to treat gum disease?

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Some people only need the nonsurgical procedure of scaling and root planing to treat gum diseases. You might need surgery if the tissue around the teeth is unhealthy and can't be repaired with other methods.

From: Treatments for Gum Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 10, 2019

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 10, 2019

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