When supporting tissue and bone is destroyed, "pockets" form around the teeth. During this procedure, your periodontist folds back the gum tissue and removes the disease-causing bacteria before securing the tissue into place. In some cases, irregular surfaces of the damaged bone are smoothed to limit areas where disease-causing bacteria can hide. This allows the gum tissue to better reattach to healthy bone.
Pocedures that regenerate lost bone and tissue supporting your teeth can reverse some of the damage caused by periodontal disease.
Your teeth may actually be the proper lengths, but they're covered with too much gum tissue. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth.
Your dentist or periodontist may also recommend crown lengthening to make a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure possible.
Periodontal procedures are available to stop further dental problems and gum recession. Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession. During this procedure, your periodontist takes gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.
People diagnosed with periodontal disease who needs surgery to improve better oral conditions.
To minimize swelling, ice packs should be utilized as soon after your visit as possible. Take all medication that the doctor has prescribed and in the manner directed. Some blood may be noticed in your saliva for a few hours, this is normal. If excessive bleeding begins, take several mouthfuls of ice cold water and hold in the area. DO NOT FLUSH VIGOROUSLY.
Keep all areas clean using the materials given to you.