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Flap procedure for gum disease


Posted on 11/1/2023 by Weo Admin
illustration of stages of gingivitis - including periodontal pocketsThe flap procedure involves extracting a fully functioning body tissue and attaching it to another place. In periodontics, the procedure involves folding the outer gum tissue to give access to the tooth root and the bone tissues. In the case of inflammation, the tissue can be removed and the tooth roots are cleaned. The success rate of this procedure is 87%.

Is flap procedure really worth it


Well, yes, in the instance the effects of periodontal disease increase, you might be in danger. This is the stage where the ligaments surrounding the roots are destroyed and it might eventually lead to tooth loss. A flap procedure is considered after evaluation and serious consultation with your dentist. It is often done after non-surgical treatments are considered invalid. It is the leading method for treating periodontal pockets. This method helps create a healthy environment for maintaining your oral health.

What it involves


During this procedure, the patient is expected to receive some anesthesia or sedation if needed. A small incision on the gum is then made to divide the teeth and the gum. The layer of the outer gum is then folded back to allow the surgeon to access the roots and the bone tissue. The underlying defect is then fixed by keen and experienced hands. In case of bone defects, bone grafting procedures are conducted. The tooth root is also cleaned and treated with antibiotics. The incision is then closed to heal. With the rise of technology, surgeons can regenerate, reconstitute and regenerate the destroyed tissues using meticulous techniques. These procedures are carried out with state-of-the-art surgery tools and with our experienced team of surgeons. To learn more, please contact us for an examination or even a consultation. We are here to serve you.

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