Gum Surgery or Access flap surgery [with distal wedge]
This involves drawing back the gum to allow direct access/visibility of the root surface. Following this a small amount of gum tissue will be removed surrounding the teeth [and at the back of the teeth] to decrease the depth between the top of the gum and the bone. The teeth are then thoroughly cleaned and the gum sutured back at a lower height.
After Surgery Care
After surgery care is extremely important please read this article for full information.