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Is Gum Flap Surgery a Good Idea?


Posted on 7/24/2023 by Dr. Bembey and Dr. Yokoyama
Is Gum Flap Surgery a Good Idea?The need for a gum flap surgery depends on the severity of the gum disease. Gum flap surgery simply is a procedure carried out to repair or treat periodontal pockets, more so it can be used to treat periodontitis. A disease caused by the long-term build of tartar and plaque below the gums. Gum diseases cause uncomfortable symptoms such as swollen gums and bad breath. When gum disease is left untreated, it can advance to periodontitis which increases the risk of bone recession and tooth loss. In this case, there is need for a periodontal flap surgery. Some of the benefits of a gum flap surgery include:

Helps Improve the Look of Your Smile


Gum flap surgery use has increased worldwide due to its benefit in improving the cosmetic value of the face. The surgery helps the gum tissue to reattach to the root and also reduces the depth and appearance of gum pockets.

Works to Help Prevent Serious Ailments


Prolonged gum diseases such as periodontitis have been linked with systematic diseases such as respiratory infections and cancers; more so it can cause heart diseases. Therefore, treatment of periodontal gum diseases can help prevent serious infections and as well improve general health.

Prevent Tooth and Bone Loss


Tooth and bone loss are the versed effects of untreated gum disease. Therefore, gum flap surgery can help save your teeth and also reduce the need for other tooth restoration procedures such as dental implantation. From improving the look of your smile to improving the health of an individual gum flap surgery has countless benefits and thus it remains a good idea to try it.

In summary, periodontal flap surgery is the method of choice in case of gum diseases and periodontitis. This surgery also provides an opportunity for periodontitis to access and remove bacteria further down in the tooth roots.


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-Shanon E., June 2023


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Encinitas Periodontics & Dental Implants in Encinitas, CA
Encinitas Periodontics & Dental Implants
Dr. Bembey and Dr. Yokoyama
477 North El Camino Real #C-306
Encinitas, CA 92024


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