Flap Surgery for Gums

In this type of procedure the gum flaps are folded back to reveal the tooth under gums. This is done in order to reach the root of tooth and bone to treat gum disease.

When advanced gum disease (periodontitis) develops, your teeth are in danger: At this stage, the ligaments and bone tissue that surround them are being destroyed, and you could even begin losing teeth! If the disease can't be controlled by non-surgical treatments like cleaning and scaling, then periodontal flap surgery may be your best treatment option.

To treat periodontal pockets flap surgery is very commonly used. To understand the procedure you need to know what are periodontal pockets? When a gap is created between gum tissue and tooth they are called periodontal pockets. Harmful bacteria reside in these pockets causing periodontal disease.

Symptoms That You Have Periodontal Pockets

  • Inflammation around the gum area
  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Sensitivity
  • If not treated in time they can result in gum diseases or loss of the tooth.
  • Treatment of Periodontal Pockets:-

    Initially scaling and cleaning treatments are used to treat periodontal pockets.If it proves ineffective then a flap surgery is done. Maintaining good oral hygiene protects one from all types of diseases.

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