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Effects of Surgical and Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatments

Posted on 11/8/2021 by Evan
Effects of Surgical and Non-Surgical Periodontal TreatmentsPeriodontitis is an infection of the gums. The sooner periodontitis is treated, the less invasive the recovery procedure. However, sometimes surgery becomes necessary when the disease is serious. You might feel some concern or anxiety about the upcoming surgery, but here is what to expect as you approach the surgery.

Surgery from Start to Finish

To begin with, surgery will only happen after you have gone for an exam. During this exam, we will thoroughly examine your mouth to determine if you have any conditions that might make the surgery more difficult or that would make healing more challenging. Once we have a verbal or written consent to move forward with surgery, we will tell you how to specifically prepare for the day of surgery.

The exact nature of the surgery will depend on what exactly is being done. Some surgeries will require us to put you under, while as others will only require a local anesthetic. We will start by making a small incision and peeling the gums back, so that we can clean them for you and remove all plaque and tartar. We may also recommend other required surgeries, such as bone reshaping or tissue grafting. Using stitches is one of the key ways to make sure that the teeth heal correctly.

After you wake up or the numbing effects wear off, the dentist will give you specific guidelines on how to best maintain your oral health and how to help the site of surgery heal best. Some common recommendations might include avoiding smoking, avoiding sharp or hard foods, or even to avoid any strenuous activity for the mouth. Approximately seven to ten days after the surgery, you may go back to the dentist so that they can remove the stitches, unless they used dissolving stitches. If you have any further questions about a particular procedure or the recovery process, please contact our office.

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