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If left untreated, gum disease can lead to periodontal pockets that loosen the gum tissue around the teeth.

When nonsurgical dental treatments are not enough, a gingivectomy can eliminate pockets and allow the gums reattach to the teeth.

Dr. Gregory E. Anderson performs this gum surgery at our Logan and Garland, UT, locations to restore patients' smiles.

Find out how gingivectomy treats gum disease...

How Gingivectomy Works

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Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of periodontal disease, schedule an appointment at one of our northern Utah locations. We have two offices to serve you in Logan and Garland.

Dr. Gregory E. Anderson is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has been in practice since 1994. He routinely performs a full scope of surgical procedures, including wisdom tooth removal, dental implant placement, bone grafting, and corrective jaw surgery. Our practice treats patients of all ages, as well as individuals with disabilities. 

Reach out to our office to schedule an appointment with our online form or by calling us at: 

(435) 755-5000

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The staff are friendly and professional. I never have to wait long to see anyone.

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Alfonso Aviles-Ortiz


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This place was amazing. I had been in pain and they took me right away and got the problem fixed. They even called to make sure I was well after the procedure was done.

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What You Can Expect during Treatment

Are you considering gingivectomy to improve your oral health? Here is what to expect the day of your treatment.

Day of Procedure


First, the affected tooth or teeth will be numbed with local anesthesia. We also offer IV sedation to help you relax during your procedure. 

Tissue Removal

Once the teeth and gums are numbed, Dr. Anderson will remove the damaged tissue, leaving the healthy tissue intact.

Scaling and Root Planing

Next, he will perform scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar deposits from deep beneath the gums. This treatment will also help loose gums reattach to the teeth.


Once all diseased tissue has been removed and the teeth have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, Dr. Anderson will reposition the tissue and secure it in place with sutures.

Periodontal Dressing

In some cases, the surgical site may be covered with a periodontal dressing. This will help protect the area until it falls off in approximately seven to 10 days.
Because periodontal disease affects the tissues and bone around the teeth, Dr. Anderson may need to remove small amounts of bone during the procedure as well. We will let you know if this is necessary during your office visit.

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Absolutely wonderful. Great and friendly people. Completely pain free and fast. He will be my go to doctor from now on.

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Marjan Nyland


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Dr. Anderson and his staff were very friendly and helpful. They answered my questions and gave very clear instructions for what to expect and do going forward.

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Dr. Gregory E. Anderson PC

Gregory E. Anderson PC

Dr. Anderson is an oral and maxillofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose qualifications include:

  • Board certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Graduated magna cum laude from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry
  • Diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

He is dedicated to helping patients in Logan, Garland, and surrounding areas overcome facial pain, injuries, and other conditions to improve your quality of life. Learn more about the specialized treatment he can provide by contacting our office online or calling (435) 755-5000.

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