If you are a candidate for periodontal surgery, Dr. Tran will instruct you on the full procedure and any tests or treatment you will require. The first stage of treating periodontal disease is to get the infection under control. Your teeth and gums will be thoroughly cleaned and the infection treated. After treating the infection, the damage caused to the gums and bones will be treated surgically.
When treating periodontal disease with surgery, it is important to know there are different types of surgical options. The doctor will determine which treatment option is best for you, based on a thorough evaluation of your condition.
Flap surgery, bone grafting, soft tissue grafts and laser surgery are all different treatment options for surgically addressing periodontal disease, once any infection has been treated. In flap surgery, the doctor makes small incisions in your gum, lifting sections of tissue. Tartar and bacteria are then removed and the gums are sutured back.