People who have an advanced disease around their gums or the tissues supporting their teeth are candidates for periodontal surgery. The condition occurs when bacteria in your mouth cause your gums to get infection and inflammation. These bacteria thrive in an environment of compromising dental hygiene resulting in the formation of plaque and tartar.
The procedure will involve:
In case you are experiencing these symptoms, visit Morrisburg Dental Care in Morrisburg, ON. We offer periodontal surgery to patients helping them restore their damaged gums and also prevent future damage.
For less advanced gum infection, the disease is treated using a more conservative treatment such as scaling and root planning, also known as deep cleaning.
Our dentists in Morrisburg offer different types of surgical options which include:
This is necessary in the case whereby the patient is experiencing bone degeneration as a result of advanced gum disease. In such cases, our dentist may use synthetic bone or small parts of your own bone to regrow your jawbone. This helps prevent tooth loss and also promote natural bone regrowth.
Gum Graft Surgery
We perform this procedure for patients undergoing gum recession. The process involves donating tissue or removal of a piece from the roof of your mouth to attach to areas where tissue is missing or sparse. This helps prevent further damage also protects the tissue around your tooth roots.
In this procedure, our dentist will make small cuts on your gums and lift a section of your tissue to clean under your gums and your tooth. Afterward, the dentist stitches the incisions allowing healing to commence.
Guided Tissue Regeneration
In this case, our dentist in Morrisburg will place a small piece of mesh-like material between your bone and gum tissue. The material inhibits the growth of gum tissue into the affected jawbone area. This facilitates bone and connective tissue regrowth.
After any kind of dental surgery, it is normal to experience minor bleeding and discomfort. This is, however, nothing compared to the pain and discomfort you will experience if you don’t treat your gum infection quickly.
About a day after the procedure, you may be able to resume most normal activities. You may take the following steps to aid in your recovery process:
Your recovery mainly depends on three major factors:
In general, it is vital to maintain proper dental hygiene. Periodontists can have a negative effect on your life and also cause unbearable pain to the infected individual.
Periodontal surgery can help reduce the chances of tooth loss as well as further gum damage. The procedure has also been found to reduce the likelihood of developing other health problems such as cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and heart disease.
We encourage you to visit us at Morrisburg Dental Care to know if you require periodontal surgery or for further direction on how to improve your oral hygiene.