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One of the periodontal treatments our dentists may recommend is flap surgery. Also referred to as pocket reduced surgery or gingivectomy, this procedure removes disease-causing bacteria and calculus from your tooth roots. This helps reduce inflammation and prevent further damage from occurring.

What is Flap Surgery?

Flap surgery is a specialized dental procedure used to address various oral health issues. It involves the careful relocation of a section of gum tissue, known as a “flap,” to access and treat underlying problems with teeth, bone or the supporting structures of the mouth. The primary objective of flap surgery in a dental context is to enhance oral health, treat gum disease, and improve the stability of teeth within the mouth.

Benefits of Flap Surgery

  • Gum Disease Management: Flap surgery is commonly employed to treat advanced gum disease (periodontitis) by accessing and cleaning areas below the gumline that cannot be reached through regular dental cleanings.
  • Bone Regeneration: It can facilitate bone regeneration by removing infection and promoting the healing of damaged bone tissue around teeth.
  • Tooth Stability: Flap surgery helps in securing teeth within the mouth by addressing issues such as gum recession or periodontal pockets.
  • Improved Aesthetics: It can also have cosmetic benefits by restoring gum contours and enhancing the appearance of your smile.

The Flap Surgery Procedure

When you receive flap surgery, you can expect:

  • Examination: Our dentists will conduct a thorough assessment of your oral health to identify the presence of gum disease or other issues and determine the need for flap surgery.
  • Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to numb the area, ensuring that you remain comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure.
  • Flap Elevation: Our dentists will carefully lift a section of gum tissue to access the underlying problem area, which may involve cleaning infected areas, removing calculus (tartar) or addressing bone defects.
  • Treatment: The necessary dental treatments are performed, which may include scaling and root planing, bone grafting or other restorative procedures.
  • Flap Reapproximation: The flap is gently repositioned and sutured back in place to facilitate proper healing.
  • Post-operative Care: We will provide you with post-operative care instructions, including follow-up appointments to monitor healing and ensure a successful outcome.

Schedule An Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mazin Nakhleh, Dr. Laura Fisher or Dr. Shohreh Sharifi and learn more about flap surgery in Dallas, Texas, call Park Central Dental at 214-340-9696.