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Flap Surgery

 Flap surgery is often chosen as a cure for gum disease. Plaque or bacteria is the main reason for gum diseases. The accumulation of plaque on the gum is called gingivitis. When it becomes severe, it is known in a different name i.e. Periodontics. The main symptoms of Periodontics are:

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Toothache
  • Tooth loss etc.

        There are various non-surgical and surgical methods to treat the gum disease. The most common non-surgical treatments are:

  • Scaling and root planning
  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-inflammatory medications etc.

     Gingivectomy and flap surgery are the two surgical methods for gum infection. Laser assisted flap surgery is a less invasive treatment option for traditional flap surgery. During the procedure, the flap will be lifted and incisions are made. In order to get access to the infected pocket and root surface, the dentist will gently separate the gums from the tooth. Laser will be directed to the area. The deposit of plaque and tartar will be removed by the laser rays. The procedure is led painful and less time consuming. Other benefits of laser flap surgery may include:

  • Regenerates diseases gum and the tooth surface
  • Less gum recession
  • Faster recovery
  • Less expensive etc.  


Authored by Dr. C. Murugavel, M.D.S

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