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Periodontal Surgery in Chandler

Periodontal surgery involves a variety of different procedures that all aim to help treat periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a condition that affects the health of the gums, resulting in recession.

Give our office a call to schedule an appointment at (480) 345-0530.

Periodontal surgery- Procedures and outcomes

The periodontist will recommend surgery when the gum sockets are too deep to clean with a regular toothbrush, by flossing, or by getting regular cleaning with the hygienist. The space between the gums and the teeth can collect bacteria and cause infection, bone loss, and in severe cases, tooth loss.

Types of Periodontal Surgeries

  1. Flap surgery- In this procedure, the gums are separated from the tooth so that the doctor can clean and remove any tartar. After the tooth is cleaned, the gums are reattached in a new position.
  2. Gum grafts- This is the procedure of covering exposed roots and adding to your gumline. This will help with improving your overall gum health.
  3. Bone grafting- This is a procedure in which the doctor adds your own bone, donated bone, or synthetic bone to enhance the jaw’s volume and density.
  4. Guided tissue regeneration- This procedure will help stimulate the growth of new bone that is affected by periodontal disease. The doctor can do this by placing a membrane tissue between the bone and the tooth to help stimulate proper growth.
  5. Tissue-stimulating proteins- For this procedure, the proteins were created to support areas affected by periodontal defects. The gel containing proteins is applied to the dead tooth. This process helps stimulate the growth of healthy tissue and bone.

Post - Surgical Care and Recovery

Post-op care is very important for the success of the periodontal procedure. In some cases, medications may be prescribed to prevent infections and help manage pain. Making sure that you go to your follow-up appointments is important so that the doctor can monitor your healing process. It’s also crucial to make sure that you keep good oral health habits to make sure that the procedure is successful.

Common Myths about Periodontal Surgery

Myth: Periodontal surgery is extremely painful.
Fact: With our advanced technology, the process is painless, as you will be numbed for the procedure. Once the numbing wears off, you may feel temporary discomfort and swelling.

Myth: Surgery will solve periodontal disease permanently.
Fact: Having periodontal surgery is a big step in managing the disease. However, maintaining good oral health is the key to the reversal of periodontal disease. This would include making it to your regular checkups and cleanings, brushing, and flossing a minimum of twice daily.

Myth: Periodontal surgery is only for severe cases.
Fact: Periodontal surgery can be performed in various stages of the disease.

Periodontal surgery is a good way to help fight against periodontal disease and keep good oral health. Give our office a call to schedule an appointment with our experienced team at (480) 345-0530.

Frequently Asked Questions

Periodontal surgery involves a variety of different procedures that all aim to help treat periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a condition that affects the health of the gums, resulting in recession.

There are many types of periodontal surgery available, and some specific procedures include a gingivectomy, osseous surgery, bone grafts, tissue grafts, flap surgery, and more. The specific course of treatment would depend on each specific case. The periodontist will be sure to go over what the best option is for each patient.

Because you will be numbed for the procedure by a local anesthetic, it is normal not to feel pain during this time. However, once the numbing has worn off, it is normal to feel some discomfort and soreness. To help manage this, the periodontist may prescribe some medications to help with the residing pain.

Every patient is very different in the recovery process and varies greatly on the type of procedure that was performed. Still, usually, it can take anywhere from a few days to about a week or two to fully heal. The periodontist will be able to provide you with aftercare instructions while you are resting at home.

There are always risks when going into a surgical procedure these risks are low, but the ones for periodontal surgery would include infection, bleeding, or a reaction to the anesthesia.

After periodontal surgery, the periodontist may recommend eating soft foods that are high in vitamins and proteins. For example, oatmeal, eggs, soup, fruit, mashed potatoes, and steamed veggies. Foods to avoid would be hard, crunchy, or spicy foods, these may interrupt the healing process, making it longer for the area to heal.

The success of periodontal surgery depends on several factors. For example, it depends on the type of treatment performed, the severity of the gum disease, and whether the patient followed the recommended aftercare instructions.

The best thing that you can do to maintain oral health after periodontal surgery is to keep brushing and flossing twice daily or after every meal if possible and to see the dentist for checkups and cleanings.

This will depend on the insurance provider and the type of plan you have. Our insurance team will do our best to go over your benefits, but it’s best to talk with your insurance provider to go over the specific coverage of your plan.

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Free Exam & X-Rays^

For New Patients without insurance we offer Free Exam and X-rays!

^For New Patients that do not have dental insurance. New patients must be 18 or older to receive free exam and x-rays. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers or dental discount plans. Additional fees may be included in individual cases.

$99 Hygiene Visit^^

For New Patients without insurance we offer Free Exam and X-rays!

^^For new patients without dental insurance. Includes Exam, X-Ray and Routine Cleaning. A Periodontal Cleaning requires additional fees, and rescheduled for further treatment. Cannot be combined with other offers or dental discount plans.

Johansen Dental

Hours

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Contact

3800 W Ray Rd, Suite 11

Chandler, AZ 85226

(480) 345-0530