Are you concerned about your gums?
Bleeding gums have become one of the most common dental ailments faced by millions of people worldwide.
About Gingival Flap Surgery
Flap surgery is a procedure in which gums are separated temporarily to visualize deep surfaces of root and bone. It is used when nonsurgical procedures fail to treat periodontal disease, letting gum infection spread to the bone, periodontal ligament, and structures that support teeth. Flap surgery is done in cases of moderate or advanced periodontitis.
- The area which has to be operated is numbed by giving local anesthesia.
- The gums are removed with a surgical blade (scalpel) and folded like a flap.
- This provides direct access to see the root surfaces and the bone surrounding the teeth.
- Now, the inflamed tissues are removed completely.
- Scaling and root planning is done to remove bacterial plaque and tartar.
- In case of any bony defects, bone re-contouring is done before the closure of the flap.
- If the bone is resorbed then healthy bone from your own body or some man-made materials are placed which helps the bone to heal.
This amazing procedure not only corrects the defect but helps to grow healthy tissue as well. As the operated area heals, your gums start looking pink again. Any treatment can only be successful with the coordination of the Dentist and patients. Surgeries and treatment can only cure periodontal diseases up to an extent, but to have the full cure, you need to maintain oral hygiene and follow all the instructions given by the dental hygienist.
Be true to your teeth or they will be false to you!