Periodontal surgery can entail different procedures based on the severity of the disease that a patient has. The end goal is to remove and eliminate the infection which creates a loss of bone and gum tissue that supports the teeth.
Periodontal surgeries can involve the following:
- Gum tissue grafting that will cover exposed roots surfaces ·
- Recontouring of gum tissue to remove and eliminate diseased tissue
- Recontouring bone to obtain support healthier of teeth
- Surgical cleaning of diseased teeth and / or removal of diseased teeth roots and tissue
Only your dentist can diagnose and oversee the treatment of Periodontal Disease. Call today to get scheduled for an appointment with Dr. Bacsa or Dr. Toler to be your healthiest!
Will I need to be numbed for this?
Typically patients are encouraged to be numb for this as it makes the procedure more comfortable. Most patients who have to do a lot of speaking or lifting find that doing this procedure in an afternoon is better for their work schedule. We do all we can to accommodate the best times for patients to alleviate time off of work as much as possible.
Will I have downtime or need to be off of work?
Most often, patients return to work the next day after having the procedure completed. With the proper follow-up and home care, healing is short and without issue.
Can this be done all at once?
We will go over with you ahead of time how many appointments you will have for this procedure. Patients do often elect to do them in a few appointments due to being numbed for the procedure.
Is this something my dental insurance will cover?
Fortunately, most employers have contracted some type of coverage for these services. It will be specific to your plan and we are happy to do a courtesy check of your benefits so you know in advance what is covered.
What will my home care routine be after the procedure?
We will go over a customized plan with you and be sure you fully understand instructions prior to the day of treatment. This ensures that you are prepared with anything you will need at home to ensure the best healing and ability to maintain the health of your mouth.