Periodontal Surgery in Morrisburg, ON
Periodontitis or gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in Canada and the world. Periodontal disease occurs when bacteria in your mouth cause infection and inflammation of your gums. For these bacteria to thrive, an environment of compromised dental hygiene that results in the formation of plaque and tartar is necessary.
Periodontal disease is typically treated by scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning. During these procedures, our dentist thoroughly cleans your affected teeth and gums (scaling) and then smoothens your tooth roots (root planing) to allow your gums to attach easily.
In some severe cases, periodontal surgery is required for the successful treatment of gum disease. Morrisburg Dental in Morrisburg, ON, offers periodontal surgery to patients who’d like to save their severely affected teeth. If you’re bleeding, have deep pockets of infection, are experiencing gum recession and bad breath, come to us today. We can help to restore your gums and prevent future damage.
Types of Periodontal Surgery
Our dentist in Morrisburg, ON, offers different types of periodontal surgery, depending on the unique needs of a patient.
- Flap Surgery: Flap surgery involves making small incisions in your gums, through which the dentist cleans your tooth, and under your gums. After that, the dentist sutures or stitches the incision allowing healing to commence.
- Bone Grafting: Bone grafting is necessary where a patient is suffering from advanced gum disease that has resulted in bone degeneration. In such cases, our dentist uses a bone graft, from your bone, or donated bone, to regrow your jawbone. We may also use synthetic bone material if the first two options aren’t available. This type of surgery helps to prevent tooth loss.
- Soft Tissue Grafting: We perform soft tissue grafting procedures for patients who are undergoing gum recession. Soft tissue grafting protects the tooth roots while also preventing further damage.
- Guided Tissue Regeneration: For this surgical procedure, our dentist in Morrisburg, ON, uses a mesh-like material to facilitate the regrowth of bone and connective tissue. The mesh-material works by inhibiting the growth of gum tissue into the affected jawbone areas.
What to Expect After Periodontal Surgery
Morrisburg Dental offers different anesthesia options to our patients, to alleviate pain and discomfort during periodontal surgery. Let us know if you’d like to discuss the possibilities of sedation and general anesthesia with our dental surgeon.
After treatment, you’re likely to experience a bit of sensitivity and soreness, but this pales in comparison to the discomfort and pain you’ll suffer if you don’t treat gum disease promptly.
Avoid brushing your teeth immediately after periodontal surgery. We will let you know of a good mouthwash to use in the interim period before you’re able to brush your teeth.
Periodontal disease can be excruciating and negatively impact your quality of life. Come to Morrisburg Dental today to experience life-changing periodontal surgery in a dental office that genuinely cares about you.