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By Miracle Dental Center
July 09, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Flap Surgery  

Find out how this surgical procedure effectively targets gum disease.

About half of Americans have some form of gum disease, an inflammation of the gums that can cause bone and tooth loss if left Sedation Dentistry untreated. The only way to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan is to see your Pembroke Pines dentist. If gum disease isn’t caught soon enough it can progress, making it difficult to find a proper way to effectively treat your condition. Find out more about this effective treatment option for targeting more serious forms of periodontal disease.

What is flap surgery?

Flap surgery is a periodontal procedure that cleans the tooth roots and repairs any bone damaged sustained by gum disease.

When is flap surgery recommended?

Your Pembroke Pines dentist will start patients out on more conservative treatments for tackling their gum disease, but if your gum disease is severe or isn’t responding to other treatments like scaling and root planing, then we may recommend getting flap surgery.

What does getting flap surgery from my Pembroke Pines dentist entail?

This procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Once the treatment area is numbed, your Pembroke Pines dentist will begin to pull back the gums to clean your tooth roots to remove bacteria, plaque and tartar buildup.

We may also need to perform a bone graft to help repair bones damaged by gum disease. The bone graft will help to promote the growth of new bone cells. Bone may also be smoothed down so plaque won’t be able to grow there in the future.

How well does flap surgery work for treating gum disease?

It’s important that you continue to follow a strict oral health care regime even after your surgery to reduce the chances of plaque and tartar buildup. With the proper care, your teeth and gums should start to look healthier again. Gums should also become firmer and return to a healthy pink color.

Are you experiencing gum changes or pain? Worried about gum disease? Then maybe it’s time you schedule a routine visit to see your Pembroke Pines dentist. Don’t let gum disease happen to you! Contact Miracle Dentistry, LLC today to book your next dental appointment.

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