When bacteria present in the mouth attaches to the teeth and forms a biofilm called plaque, periodontal disease may develop. If left untreated, the plaque will continue to spread below the gum line and infect the inside of the pocket, requiring gum surgery or gingivectomy. The procedure involves removing a portion of the gums from in and around a tooth or teeth to treat gum disease or to lengthen the height or width of a tooth or a section of teeth. The procedure is also done to remove extra gum tissue for cosmetic reasons, such as modifying a smile. Dental offices can rely on professional dental billing services to submit claims with the correct CDT codes to meet payer guidelines. Reliable dental billing companies also provide comprehensive dental eligibility verification services to verify the patient’s coverage before procedures are performed.
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