A flap surgery procedure cleans the roots of a tooth and repairs bone damage caused by gum diseases
(periodontites) . This surgery is needed for severe gum disease which can not be cured with antibiotics or root planing & scaling. This is done in two methods manual and laser techniques.
You may need surgery for severe gum disease (periodontitis) if it cannot be cured with antibiotics or root planing and scaling. A flap procedure cleans the roots of a tooth and repairs bone damage caused by gum disease. A gum specialist (periodontist) or an oral surgeon often performs the procedure.
Before the procedure, you will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area where the doctor will work on your gums.
The doctor will pull back a section of your gums to clean the roots of your teeth and repair damaged bone, if needed. The gum flap will be seen back into place and covered with gauze to stop the bleeding.
Smoothed and reshaped so that plaque has fewer places to grow. Repaired (grafted) with bone from another part of the body or with man-made materials. The doctor may place a lining on the bone graft to help the bone grow back. The lining may need to be removed later.
LANAP® is a less invasive procedure for treating gum disease than traditional gum surgery. The LANAP® procedure uses laser technology to gently remove diseased tissue and harmful bacteria from the gums while maintaining the height of the gum tissue surrounding teeth.