Periodontal Surgery (Supporting Treatments)

Periodontal Surgery

Periodontal Surgery Benefits

If it’s determined that you have unhealthy tissue or non-supporting tissue that will not be corrected by non-surgical treatment, you may need to have periodontal surgery. It’s imperative that the gum tissue tightly attaches to your teeth.

For patients who suffer from periodontal disease what happens is that their gum tissue will pull away from the bone which causes pockets to form around the patient’s teeth. This is where bacteria will build up overtime. Bacteria build under the gum tissue itself causing tooth loss and other oral issues.

Here at the Marylebone Implant Centre, Dr. Santos will thoroughly examine the depth of each pocket. Overtime if the depth becomes too much he could recommend periodontal surgery. The procedure will involve gently pushing back the tissue as well as cleaning the roots of your teeth in order for the gum tissue to reattach to healthy bone structure in your mouth. Other procedures may need to be performed in order to reverse some of the damages that may have occurred from the unhealthy tissue and encourage healthy re-growth.

Periodontal Surgery Benefits

The most important benefit of having periodontal surgery is the fact that you will prevent the progression of periodontal disease occurring in your mouth. When combined with healthy oral hygiene and regular dental checkups you will greatly increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth for a very long period of time.

Other treatment options for periodontal disease include:

  • Bone & Soft-Tissue Grafts
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Non-Surgical Therapy
  • Laser Treatment
  • Mini-Implants or Dentures

For more information about periodontal surgery or periodontal disease, please contact our trained staff here at Marylebone Implant Centre and let us explain your options to you over the phone or in person.

All of our dentists are registered with the GDC, while our treatment is all approved under BDA, GDC and UK standard guidelines. To find out more about any of the services we provide, and why we should be your first choice if you’re looking for a dentist to carry out dental implants, give us a call on 020 3434 2934.