Periodontal surgery at Mulkins Main Dental
Gum disease has a number of different treatment options. When we discover this condition, we discuss the options with our clients. We usually recommend the least invasive method to start with, but it will depend on the severity of the disease.
Periodontal Surgery is a treatment option reserved for more advanced cases of gum disease. This procedure aims to eliminate the infection, reduce the depth of gum pockets, and restore gum health by removing damaged tissue and promoting regeneration.
When appropriate we recommend surgery to correct the situation. In that event, there are options:
Pocket Depth Reduction
Healthy mouths are surrounded by gum tissue and supported by bone. In periodontal disease, both the gums and bones are damaged creating pockets or open spaces. The larger the space, the more likely bacteria will accumulate.
Pocket reduction is also called flap surgery. The process is to fold back the gums and remove all bacteria, plaque and tartar, as well as any unhealthy tissue. Then the healthy tissue is sewn back into place and the gums are able to hold the teeth securely.
If the gum disease has destroyed bone and other tissue, we can fold back the gum tissue and remove the bacteria, plaque and tartar, and then use a bone graft. Another option is to use a special protein that will stimulate new tissue growth. This is called regeration. The option will depend on the circumstances of the patient.
Soft Tissue Graft
During gum disease the gum can pull back to expose more of the tooth and sometimes down to the roots. A soft tissue graft uses tissue from the roof of the mouth and sewn into the affected area to restore the gum line.
Our skilled team will carefully assess each patient’s unique situation and develop a tailored treatment plan, ensuring the most effective and comfortable approach to managing their gum disease. With regular dental check-ups and proper oral hygiene, patients can maintain a healthy smile and avoid the need for more invasive treatments. Trust in our professional care and guidance for all your periodontal needs. Contact us to schedule a consultation.