SURGICAL PERIODONTAL (GUM)TREATMENTS
To effectively treat some gum diseases, a surgical procedure might be necessary. Such may include:
BONE GRAFTS DONE BY A Periodontist (Gum Specialist)
In this procedure, the main idea is to restore the part of the jawbone destroyed by gum disease. This can be done using synthetic bone, your own, or bone that has been donated. This is essential in strengthening the jaw so that it can be sufficient for its tasks like eating.
FLAP SURGERY BY A Periodontist
There are similarities between this procedure and the non-surgical treatment – scaling and root planing. The Periodontist will remove the spaces between the jaw and the tooth to avert any possibility of bacteria building up. As such, it is commonly known as pocket reduction surgery.
GUM DOCTOR BONE SURGERY
Bacteria usually fills the craters on the tooth, accumulating and starting the decomposition of the tooth. This makes it important to smooth the craters to remove such a possibility. Bone surgery comes after flap surgery to make sure that there is no room for bacteria to form plaque.
SOFT TISSUE GRAFTS DONE BY THE WILSHIRE SMILE STUDIO PERIODONTIST
Just like it is the case for the bone grafting, soft tissue grafting involves adding tissue to the affected area. When the gum recedes due to an infection or trauma, tissue from other parts of the mouth, mostly the roof of the mouth, is taken and attached to the affected area. Our Periodontist would recommend this procedure in the instance that the patient has the roots of the teeth showing, a condition is known as “long teeth.”