Common questions

What are the types of periodontal surgery?

What are the types of periodontal surgery?

Did you know there are three different types of periodontal surgery? Periodontal surgery comprises several sophisticated procedures. The three primary classifications are gingival flap surgery, mucogingival surgery, and osseous surgery.

What is the most common Perio surgery *?

Below, we take a look at some of the most common periodontic treatments and procedures.

  • Non-surgical Periodontal Treatment. Not all periodontal treatment involves a surgery of some sort.
  • Scaling and Root Planing.
  • Periodontics’ Tray Delivery Systems.
  • Dental Implants.
  • Regeneration.
  • Soft Tissue Grafting.
  • Gingivectomy.

Is periodontal surgery successful?

Periodontal surgery has a relatively high success rate, especially in patients who do not use tobacco, who have good oral self-care, and who comply with maintenance therapy recommendations. Postoperative complications of surgical therapy can include bleeding, pain, and infection.

When do you need periodontal surgery?

People with severe or advanced disease around their gums and the tissues that support their teeth are usually candidates for periodontal surgery. If you have gum disease, your symptoms might include: gums that are swollen, red, or bleeding. deep pockets that form between your gums and teeth.

How long does a periodontal surgery take?

Most gum surgery procedures take around 2 hours to complete. In some cases, the surgery will require a person to be asleep or partially asleep during the procedure. Other times, the surgery only involves the use of a local anesthetic to numb the gums.

What is the success rate of gum grafting?

The gum grafting procedure has a 90% success rate, therefore patients can feel confident the procedure will benefit them. Recovery from this procedure normally takes 4-6 weeks, during which patients will be asked not to brush or floss near the newly repaired area.

What are disadvantages of periodontal surgery?

The disadvantages of surgery: The surgical area will be uncomfortable during the healing process. There may be mild bleeding after the procedure. There may be an increase in sensitivity. We place stitches that will need to be removed 1-2 weeks after the procedure.

How much does periodontal cleaning cost?

This helps remove bacteria that contribute to the gum disease while also getting rid of areas where the bacteria may gather. Deep cleaning may cost between $140 and $300, depending on your location and your dentist. Your insurance may or may not cover it.

What to expect during periodontal surgery?

Doctors typically use long-acting local anesthetics during your surgery. As a result, it is normal to experience numbness in the gums, lips, and tongue for up to 6-8 hours. During that time, it is important to mindful of your teeth: biting your lips and tongue while they are numb should be avoided.

Will pinhole surgery cure gum disease?

The Pinhole Surgical Technique helps restore the shape of your gums, but it doesn’t cure your gums of disease . If you are interested in undergoing pinhole surgery, it’s important that you maintain good oral health habits. These include brushing and flossing daily, and keeping an eye out for recurring symptoms.

Is osseous surgery painful?

Osseous surgery post-operative pain. After the surgery you may experience some swelling and pain, but everyone heals differently and there is a big chance that you will not have pain. You can use ice pack to fight swelling and for pain your doctor will prescribe pain medications and an antibacterial mouthwash or you can use salt water.

Is osseous surgery necessary?

If a large packet does not respond to treatment, such as scaling or root planning, osseous surgery is necessary to treat the area. The surgery will reduce the pocket size, strengthen the gums, and remove and prevent future bacteria build up.