Periodontal surgical procedures include tooth removal, surgical root planing, plastic restoration of the mucous membranes, connective tissue transplants and bone augmentation.
The periodontium (the tissues supporting the teeth) is in direct contact with the oral cavity and is thus constantly exposed to inflammatory stimuli. By cleaning the teeth, regularly using dental floss and undergoing professional teeth cleaning at the dentist, plaque and tartar can be removed. This is not possible for film and deposits that form beneath the gums.
Deposits in gingival pockets lead to chronic inflammation which in turn causes the surrounding bone to degenerate. Deep gingival pockets, tooth loosening, aesthetically unappealing receding gums and possibly halitosis are the consequences.
The removal of film and deposits beneath the gums requires special treatments that are usually performed by specialized dentists.
Only rarely are surgical procedures the method of choice.
If the conservative measures no longer promise any success or the gingival pockets are too large, periodontal surgical procedures are necessary.
These must be applied carefully and on an individual basis. The range of procedures includes tooth removal, surgical root planing, plastic restoration of the protective mucous membranes, connective tissue transplants and bone augmentation.
If you need to undergo more extensive periodontal surgery, we will be happy to arrange a consultation.