Welcome to Viva Smile, the leading provider of advanced gum surgery solutions in Van Nuys and Granada Hills. Our team of highly skilled specialists is dedicated to delivering exceptional care and outstanding results for all your needs related to gum health. With our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge techniques, we offer a comprehensive range of gum surgery procedures, including gum disease treatment, gingivectomy, and pocket reduction. We have over 20 years of experience and expertise to restore your gum health and enhance your smile with precision and professionalism.

What types of gum surgeries exist?

Periodontal disease is a severe form of gum disease affecting over 47% of adults 30 years and older, and over 70% of adults 65 years and older.

Thankfully, several options exist to treat it. Depending on the development of your gum disease, Dr Káren Baghdasaryan, who’s highly skilled in periodontics, may recommend one of these types of gum surgeries:

Pocket Reduction

Also known as gingival flap surgery, this procedure consists of folding your gums back to remove bacteria. During the periodontal procedure, Dr Karen secures your gum tissue against your teeth, rather than allowing it to grow back on its own, to prevent future complications.


Also known as crown lengthening, the dentist will remove overgrown gum tissue from your teeth to make your teeth appear longer. This procedure provides cosmetic benefits and effectively treats gum disease in the process.


This procedure consists of reshaping your healthy gum tissue to improve the look of your gums and teeth. Your periodontist may use this in combination with a soft tissue graft. The procedure is cosmetic but may also reduce the risk of gum disease in the future.

Gum Regeneration

In this periodontal procedure, Dr. Baghdasaryan will fold back your gums and remove the gum disease bacteria growing underneath. Then he will insert bone grafts, membranes, or tissue-stimulating proteins to help your gum tissues regenerate and form around your teeth again.

Soft Tissue Graft

During a soft tissue graft surgery, your periodontist or GD takes the soft tissue from the roof or sides of your mouth and attaches it to your gums to replace gum tissues that have receded due to gum disease.

Why do I need gum surgery?

The two main types of gum disease that exist are gingivitis, which is a mild form of gum disease, and periodontitis, which is an advanced form of gingivitis. Periodontitis typically requires a dentist who’s skilled in periodontics, such as Dr. Karen Baghdasaryan at Viva Smile, to surgically treat the disease.

Gum surgery is essential in restoring your oral and overall health if you have periodontitis. It will help damaged bones and tissues regrow, prevent tooth loss, reshape your jawbone to eliminate bacterial growth, and reshape gum gaps between your teeth.

If gum disease runs in your family or you struggle to maintain proper oral health, it’s important that you visit our top dentists at Viva Smile regularly to monitor your tooth and gum health. Regular check ups will reduce your risk of developing gingivitis and prevent the need for gum surgery.

How do I know which gum surgery is best for me?

When you come into Viva Smile for your dental appointment, your dentist examines your teeth and gums to identify any dental issues. If they notice signs of gum disease and recommend surgery due to its severity, your dentist will help you determine which surgery is best for you to eradicate the bacteria.

Additionally, if you have a gummy smile in which your gums cover too much of your teeth or you desire to change the shape of your gums cosmetically, you could benefit from gingivoplasty surgery or gingivectomy surgery.

To learn more about your gum surgery options, call Viva Smile or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.