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Am I a Candidate For Gingival Flap Surgery?

Posted on 4/24/2023 by Dr. Bembey and Dr. Yokoyama
Am I a Candidate For Gingival Flap Surgery?Gingival flap surgery helps clean your teeth's roots and repair any bone damage due to severe gum disease. The gums are surgically pulled and folded to offer a periodontist enough space to access the bone and root of the teeth. The procedure is necessary for people with advanced gum disease to help remove the infected bone and tissues and give space for the healthy ones to regenerate. But who is a candidate for gingival flap surgery?

Root Resection

Teeth can have either two or three roots. Sometimes an issue can occur in one of the roots. Root resection helps to target the decaying or diseased root without interfering with the rest of the roots. A surgeon can pull the gum tissues to expose the damaged roots through gingival flap surgery. They can then surgically remove the roots.

Advanced Gum Disease

Advanced gum disease destroys the bones and surrounding gum tissues. Gingival flap surgery can be performed to treat this condition. Also, the gum tissues can separate from your teeth, leaving spaces that encourage the growth of bacteria. Periodontal pockets can be treated through root planing and scaling. Flap surgery can help minimize the pockets. An incision is made on the gum tissues to extract and eliminate the disease's tissues from the pocket. Also, if there are bone defects, they are eliminated. Later the gums are stitched back and left to heal.

Gingival flap surgery is indicated for people which severe gum disease or when root resection is needed. Before the surgery, a dental specialist will check your medical condition to ensure you are a suitable candidate. People with uncontrolled blood pressure and sugar must undergo medical treatment to make them eligible candidates. A dental expert also asks about any medications you are taking that can delay the healing process or lead to bleeding.

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-Shanon E., June 2023

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Encinitas Periodontics & Dental Implants, 477 North El Camino Real #C-306, Encinitas, CA 92024 ^ 760-632-9055 ^ ^ 4/10/2024 ^ Related Phrases: Periodontist Encinitas CA ^