Periodontal Surgery

If your gum disease is more advanced than you and your hygienist can handle, you will need to have periodontal surgery. This means you will require the services of your dentist, or periodontist ( a dentist who specializes in the treatment of advanced periodontal disease).

If you are a candidate for minor selective periodontal surgery, your hygience efforts, along with treatment by your hugientist, could very well eliminate the need.  However, if you everually end up needing surgery, your hygiene therapy program could mean that the surgery will be easier and less extensive. Because you will have already done a great deal of healing on your own, less surgery will be required. The surgery will therefore take less time. The less time it takes, the less expensive it willo be. And what’s more, since less diseased tissue will be involved, you will heal faster.  All these great benefits because  you took responsibility for your dental health before you were sent to the periodontist.

Another bonus is that you’ll already have an established oral hygiene program to fall back on after  your surgery. You will need that preventive knowledge more than ever because you will never again have the same margin for error s someone who hasn’t had periodontitis and the accompanying bone loss.  Whent the guns geal after surgery you’ll have spaves between your teeth where there were none before.  That means food and plaque will have even better access to your teeth than before. Give this a lot of thought.  You already know how difficult it is to keep your gums healthy. You’ve had irrefutable proof that what  you tried in the past didn’t work. Sowhat do you think will happen if you don’t change your previously unsuccessful hygiene program?