You have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, and your periodontist has recommended periodontal surgery. Like many patients, you may have some concerns. We will provide answers frequently asked by patients diagnosed with periodontal disease. It is important for you to find answers to your questions before surgery, because knowing what lies ahead will enable you to actively participate in your health care decisions. You’ll be one step closer to a healthy mouth and a happy smile.
Why Periodontal Surgery?
Periodontal surgery is needed because your dentist and periodontist have determined that the tissues around your teeth are unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment.
How long will it take to heal?
It is important to follow thee doctor’s instructions. Patients generally can expect to enjoy their normal routine in a a couple of days. Talk to your periodontist about any special post-operative considerations you may have, such as diet, exercise or follow-up medications. This will help to minimize disruption of your daily activities.
** Periodontal Surgical Dental Treatment Types
- — Pocket Depth Reduction Surgery (Osseous Surgery)
- — Functional Crown Lengthening
- — Cosmetic Tissue Graft Surgery
- — Regeneration