Periodontal flap surgery describes the state-of-the-art techniques and most commonly used approaches to the surgical treatment and plastic surgical repair of periodontal pockets.
“Pocketing” is the end result of inflammation and infection that leads to the loss of tissue attachment around the teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease leads to the eventual loss of teeth. Treatment is based on an understanding of the disease process, the interaction between the bacterial plaque at the gum line and the immune system. The long-term goal of periodontal surgery is to help increase the life expectancy of the teeth. It helps create an environment that makes it easier to maintain the dentition. Treatment is therefore aimed at controlling the basic cause —bacterial biofilm — over a lifetime. Vigilance in home oral care and regular periodontal recall cleanings and exams are vital to ensure success. The purpose of periodontal surgery is to treat deformities and tissue loss created by the disease process, eliminating “pockets” of diseased tissue in order to create and maintain periodontal health. Different techniques have been developed to deal with the gum tissues and underlying bone based on different requirements. Contact Aria Periodontics & Implant Group today to book your appointment.