Gum Flap Surgery
Restore Your Oral Health with Gum Flap Surgery
Advanced gum disease, or periodontitis, can severely affect your oral and overall health. Over time, it can lead to gum recession, bone loss, and even affect your ability to eat. Fortunately, Dr. Chetan Patil can perform gum flap surgery and other procedures to completely restore you oral health, improve your comfort, and boost your self-confidence.
One Procedure Can Transform Your Smile
Advanced Surgical Care
As a specialist in gum disease and gum treatments, Dr. Patil has the knowledge and tools to treat all stages of periodontal.
Various Sedation Options
Dr. Patil believes that dentistry should be painless, so he offers various sedation options including IV sedation and nitrous oxide.
Improved General Health
Treating advanced gum disease can reduce your risk of more serious oral and overall health issues including heart disease.
First, your dentist or hygienist will remove any tartar that has accumulated around the teeth. Next, local anesthesia will be administered to numb the gums. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Patil will make an incision along the gum line and gently create a flap to access the roots and surrounding bone structure. Once this step is complete, all plaque, tartar, debris, food particles, and infected tissue will be removed using specialized scalers and other instruments. Dr. Patil then smooths any bone defects to help prevent issues from reoccurring.
More Information About Gum Flap Surgery
Periodontal disease can progress quickly, taking a serious toll on your oral health. Gum flap surgery by Dr. Chetan S. Patil can treat severe gum disease when nonsurgical treatments such as scaling and root planing are insufficient. Dr. Patil is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology who has been serving our community for over 40 years. His specialized training can help you control advanced gum disease and experience restored oral health.
Patients with advanced periodontitis can benefit from gum flap surgery. Symptoms include:
Inflammation And Bleeding Of The Gums
Severe Gum Recession
During a consultation with Dr. Patil, he will check for signs of periodontal disease and measure the pockets around the teeth. If you have mild to moderate periodontal disease, nonsurgical treatments may suffice. However, cases of advanced gum disease will likely require surgery.
Dr. Patil incorporates several advanced tools to minimize patient discomfort during deep cleanings and other procedures. Through a combination of methods, patient care can approach the goal of truly painless dentistry.
If significant bone loss has occurred, a bone graft procedure may be performed at the same time. Finally, the gum tissue is repositioned and the incision is closed with sutures. In many cases, periodontal dressing, or an intraoral bandage, is placed to protect the area during the first few days of recovery.
Periodontitis Is A Common Concern
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 5 percent of adults aged 20 to 64 have moderate to severe gum disease. While mild to moderate periodontitis can often be treated with scaling and root planing alone, you will most likely need gum flap surgery if you are diagnosed with more serious forms of gum disease.