Gum surgery is performed to remove infection of the gums surrounding your teeth and restoring your oral health. If you're diagnosed with gum disease, excessive bacterial infection build up on your teeth, a sticky colorless biofilm is called as plaque, that infects the tissue resulting inflammation, redness, swelling and loss of jawbone around the teeth. Infection of the gums between and below the surrounding teeth may affect one or many teeth’s, may causing a tooth loss.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease is one of the common reasons for tooth loss in adults; many patients do not know they have the bacterial infection build up in their month, because it does not hurt and its pain less. If the dental plaque is not removed, it will increase and create small pockets between your gums and teeth.
Procedure is performed under local anesthesia, to make patient feel comfortable during their treatment. Gum surgery is performed under following conditions.
Pocket reduction surgery is known as flap surgery, an incision is made in the gums and folded it to clean the root surface of the infected teeth and re –contoured it.
Guided tissue regeneration is performed to regenerate and replace lost tissues. Bone graft is used to restore and strengthen the support of the tooth. Bone is taken from your own month or may be synthetic or donated.
Soft Tissue Graft is known as Muco-Gingival surgery, is performed to restore and cover the root surface of the tooth to improve appearance of your gum line. Tissues are graft from your own mouth.
Crown Lengthening Surgery is performed to reshape the gum and bone tissue to increase the exposure of tooth structure.
After surgery, facial swelling and bruising is mild and can reduce it with the use ice pack against the cheek for minimum 6 hours.