Periodontal disease forms pockets around teeth as supporting tissue and bone is destroyed. Over time, these pockets become deeper and bacteria accumulate and advance underneath the gum tissue, causing additional bone and tissue loss.
Flap surgery is a procedure that removes the tartar deposits or reduces the pocket to make it easier for you to keep the area clean. The surgery involves lifting back the gums and removing the tartar. Following the cleaning, the gums are sutured back into place so that the tissue fits securely back around the tooth.
If you have periodontal disease or are interested in flap surgery, please contact our office today to schedule your next appointment.