Periodontal Gum Surgery also Known as Periodontal Plastic Surgery is designed to restore form and function to the gum tissue, periodontal ligament, and the bone that supports your teeth or an ndividual tooth. The real long-term goal of any periodontal Gum surgery is to increase the life expectancy of the teeth and their usefulness; it is not a cure for periodontal disease. Basically, periodontal surgery removes tissue that has been transformed by the disease and then reconstructs the gums and surrounding tissues to better support the teeth and to recreate a normal appearance.
Periodontal Disease is diagnosed when gingival or gum tissue attachment to the teeth is abnormal and bone changes may be evident through x-rays. The degree of periodontal disease will be estimated by examining “pockets” between the gum and tooth to see how much detachment exists and then will thoroughly examine the x-rays.
A regular and thorough professional tartar or calcified plaque removal program will become an essential part of your oral hygiene routine. Typically this is a painless procedure but, in some extreme cases, pain medication may be required for a few days.
In cases of severe periodontal disease, surgery will be necessary to repair and regenerate the soft and hard tissues and replace any missing teeth. The goal of surgery is to eliminate pockets between the gum and tooth and attempt to encourage reattachment and normal function and aesthetics to the patient.