Periodontal Surgery in Kamloops
Are you suffering from gum disease? At Aberdeen Dental Arts, our team of highly-trained dentists offers periodontal surgery for our patients in Kamloops.
With years of experience, we focus on providing effective treatment and dental care through periodontal surgery. Taking care of your dental health is as much of a priority for us as it is for you. Call us now to know more.
What Is Periodontal Surgery?
Periodontal surgery is usually required in more severe cases of periodontal disease. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease involves a bacterial infection that affects the gums and the bone that supports the teeth. Periodontal disease is usually caused by a buildup of bacteria in the mouth, which can form a sticky film called plaque on the teeth and gums. The main goals of periodontal surgery are:
To remove the built-up bacteria that are causing the infection.
To restore the health of the gums and the supporting bone.
Who’s a Good Candidate?
Periodontal surgery is recommended if you experience symptoms that cannot be treated with less invasive measures. Such symptoms may include:
Periodontal pockets that are deeper than 5mm.
Bone loss around the teeth, resulting in tooth mobility or even tooth loss.
Gum recession that leads to the tooth roots becoming exposed.
Before performing periodontal surgery, local anesthesia or sedation may be used depending on the case's complexity and your needs. Next, the dentist will remove the infected tissue and repair the damage caused. This can be done using techniques such as flap surgery, bone grafting, and guided tissue regeneration.
Contact us to find out more about periodontal surgery in Kamloops.
The following steps can ease your post-surgery recovery:
Taking pain medications or over-the-counter pain relievers as per your prescription.
Avoiding certain food items and following a liquid/soft diet for some days.
Showing up for regular follow-up appointments to ensure that healing is taking place properly.
Following good oral hygiene practices, such as using special mouthwash.