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What Is Periodontal Surgery?

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Periodontal or gum surgery is a branch of dentistry that deals with repairing as well as restoring the function and aesthetics of different parts of the mouth. Coastal perio surgery helps identify and treat damaged bones, gums, and teeth which can result from acute diseases in your mouth. Periodontal surgery involves numerous procedures and techniques.

Periodontal Surgery: Introduction

It's a procedure to restore the appearance and functionality of a gum disease-damaged smile. Surgery for periodontal disease to treat the bone, gums, or teeth may fall under this category.

Periodontitis, a serious infection below the gum line, can result in:

  • Bleeding of gums
  • Loss of bone
  • Gum disease
  • Recession of gum lining
  • Missing teeth
  • Aching gums
  • Tooth decay
  • Additional health issues, such as heart disease and stroke

Get your teeth and gums evaluated by a dentist if you have gum disease symptoms or haven't practiced good oral hygiene, which includes skipping routine checkups with the dentist. A gum infection is a chronic condition that needs to be treated by a coastal perio surgery professional.

Does Periodontal Surgery Have to Be Done?

When gum disease has progressed, periodontal damage cannot be repaired. A person cannot reverse periodontal disease. The good news is that it is both treatable and controllable, and you can get your smile back.

As you are aware, bone deterioration and gum damage cannot heal on their own. Therefore, the swifter and more affordable the available treatment options are, the earlier gum disease can be recognized and treated.

Depending on the degree of the damage, dental implants may be necessary to replace missing teeth in the worst cases of periodontitis. In addition, depending on the degree of bone loss, preparation work for the jawbone to support the implant may be necessary.

Options for Periodontal Surgery

These include bone and tissue grafting, gum grafting, bone morphogenic protein (BMP) to encourage the body to produce new bone, dental crown lengthening, soft tissue grafting to stop gum recession, to clean the contaminated root, gum flap surgery or pocket reduction surgery is used to temporarily detach teeth from gums.


If you are looking for reliable professionals, get in touch with Coastal Periodontics at your earliest convenience. We will be happy to schedule you for a consultation and any treatment you may need.

Posted on Sep 12, 2022
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