Dental Problems

Periodontal Surgery Procedure

American Dental Association prefers periodontal surgery only if the non-surgical methods fail to do any good.

Periodontal Surgery Procedure

Periodontal Surgery includes four important treatments

Pocket Reduction Procedures

  • One of the major effects of periodontal disease is the destruction of supporting tissues and bone leading to the formation of pockets around your teeth.
  • These pockets increase the bacteria in your mouth and destroy the gum line, eventually leading to tooth fall.
  • The periodontist will fold back your gum tissues and remove any bacteria left.
  • If the pockets are too deep then sewing is done to seal them.

Regenerative Procedures

  • If the pockets formed are left untreated for sometime, they destroy the supporting bone and tissues.
  • In this case a periodontist will suggest regenerative procedures , which can reverse the damage to some extent by regenerating lost tissues and bone.
  • Once the pockets are folded back and the bacteria is removed, bone grafts or filters (membranes) or tissue stimulating proteins are used to encourage the ability of your body to regenerate the tissues and bone.
  • There are many options for enhancing the support of your teeth, depending on the requirements your periodontist will suggest the best.

Crown Lengthening

  • All the periodontal surgical procedures are done for improving the aesthetics of the gum line.
  • Crown lengthening is made to adjust your gum tissue for a natural broad smile.
  • In this procedure excess bone tissue and the gums are reshaped to expose your natural tooth.
  • It can be done for one tooth or several teeth or for the entire gum line.

Soft Tissue Grafts

  • Gum recession causes exposed tooth roots, making your teeth look long.
  • The patient may cringe, because these exposed roots will be sensitive to cold and hot liquids, and food.
  • Soft tissue grafting is performed to stop gum recession and any further dental problems.
  • This procedure will cover roots and develop your gum tissues which are affected by excessive gingival recession.
  • During the procedure, periodontist will take the gum tissues from your palate for covering the exposed root, if required he will take more tissues from another donor source.

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