This is a surgical approach to treating gum infections that can achieve multi-fold goals of reducing infection, regenerating lost tissues and avoiding tooth loss.

When do you require flap surgery?

– Advanced / severe gum infections extending into bone and deeper structures
– Infection is not responding to regular treatments
– Grafting of bone defects is needed to restore bone levels

How are flap surgeries done?

Gum specialists at SSCDS Dental Clinics will explain the entire procedure before hand and look after necessary prior preparations.
After anaesthesia, gums are folded away from teeth to expose roots and bone. This allows visualization of tartar deposits which can be removed, infectious tissue which can be scraped off and accessibility to bone for grafting to repair defects. The technology of lasers can be used here too to give better outcomes. The procedure is completed when gums are stitched back at original position.

What is regenerative surgery?

Sometimes, gum disease result in bony defects which, if not treated, can lead to severe loosening of teeth. For their treatment, many biologic materials like bone grafts (bone substitutes), membranes, platelet concentrates, growth factors, stem cells are available to repair these defects.
Dept of Periodontics at SSCDS Dental Clinics, has got a wide array of regenerative materials available and experienced periodontists highly trained in their use, all at very affordable costs to the local population.