Oral Pathology Bethesda and Washington, DC
Just like everywhere else on the body, various types of growths or cysts can occur in the mouth. The vast majority are not serious and can be eliminated just by removing them. However, removing a growth means different things to different people. It’s actually quite simple to remove a growth. The surgeon’s skill is on display by making sure that you end up with gum tissue that looks normal. As a periodontist and gum specialist, Dr. Puterman is skilled at manipulating the gums to give you the most natural-looking result that can be had.
These three cases shown below are a small example of the types of things we see in the office. Some growths are small, as in the 1st case. Other growths are larger, as in the 2nd case. And as seen in the 3rd case, sometimes Dr. Puterman is called upon to correct damage left by the removal of a large cyst.
If you believe you have an abnormal growth in your mouth and believe it could be an oral pathology, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Puterman at his office in the Bethesda and Washington, DC area. Call (301) 652-0939.
A small growth is conservatively removed, allowing the gums to grow back with no evidence that anything was done.
In a very challenging area, a large gum growth was removed and a gum graft was done at the same time in order to leave this young lady with a very natural appearance.
In this case, a large cyst was removed by another surgeon, leaving a large defect. Dr. Puterman drastically improved the appearance and health by performing both bone and gum grafting.