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Help with periodontics surgery? What is it?
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Dr. Jonathan Waasdorp
Dentistry - Periodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Prevent tooth loss
Periodontal surgery to treat "gum disease" usually involves making small incisions and lifting the gums from the teeth to access the roots and remove infection.
After that, the gums are sutured back into place. Typically, most patients will take Ibuprofen for a few days afterward and be placed on a prescription mouthrinse. There are other periodontal surgeries not discussed here.

In brief: Prevent tooth loss
Periodontal surgery to treat "gum disease" usually involves making small incisions and lifting the gums from the teeth to access the roots and remove infection.
After that, the gums are sutured back into place. Typically, most patients will take Ibuprofen for a few days afterward and be placed on a prescription mouthrinse. There are other periodontal surgeries not discussed here.
Dr. Jonathan Waasdorp
Dr. Jonathan Waasdorp
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Periodontal surgery
Periodontal surgery is necessary when the gum tissue around your teeth is unhealthy or infected and cannot be repaired non-surgically.
The purpose of the surgery is to remove or repair diseased gum tissue, and create a healthy oral environment.

In brief: Periodontal surgery
Periodontal surgery is necessary when the gum tissue around your teeth is unhealthy or infected and cannot be repaired non-surgically.
The purpose of the surgery is to remove or repair diseased gum tissue, and create a healthy oral environment.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Dr. Kenneth Rundle
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pocket reduction
The goal of any periodontal surgery is the reduction of pockets around affected teeth to patient maintainable depths (less than 5mm).
Pockets deeper than 5mm are not cleanable by a patient at home. Bacteria and plaque will continue to propagate in the deep pockets causing further infection and bone loss. This is accomplished by cutting away diseased tissue around the teeth and reducing the pockets.

In brief: Pocket reduction
The goal of any periodontal surgery is the reduction of pockets around affected teeth to patient maintainable depths (less than 5mm).
Pockets deeper than 5mm are not cleanable by a patient at home. Bacteria and plaque will continue to propagate in the deep pockets causing further infection and bone loss. This is accomplished by cutting away diseased tissue around the teeth and reducing the pockets.
Dr. Kenneth Rundle
Dr. Kenneth Rundle
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Dr. Vikram Likhari
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: -
It is surgery performed to treat issues related to the supporting structure of the teeth.

In brief: -
It is surgery performed to treat issues related to the supporting structure of the teeth.
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Dr. Vikram Likhari
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Dr. Abel Loredo
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Periodontic Surgery
It is the surgical reduction of periodontal deep bony pockets around periodontically damage teeth by surgical means.
The surgical reduction of the deep periodontal pockets allow patients to better manage their gums and keep them healthy.

In brief: Periodontic Surgery
It is the surgical reduction of periodontal deep bony pockets around periodontically damage teeth by surgical means.
The surgical reduction of the deep periodontal pockets allow patients to better manage their gums and keep them healthy.
Dr. Abel Loredo
Dr. Abel Loredo
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Dr. Jayang Vora
Dentistry
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In brief: Pockets deeper 6mm
When the space between teeth and gums are deeper then 6 mm and if inflammation is not reduced by deep cleaning is not resolved periodontal surgery may be required.
Can not explain in a small time. Ask your dentist.

In brief: Pockets deeper 6mm
When the space between teeth and gums are deeper then 6 mm and if inflammation is not reduced by deep cleaning is not resolved periodontal surgery may be required.
Can not explain in a small time. Ask your dentist.
Dr. Jayang Vora
Dr. Jayang Vora
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