Gum Flap Surgery

Gum flap surgery, also known as periodontal flap surgery or gingival flap surgery, is a dental procedure performed by our dentist to treat various gum-related issues. It involves lifting the gums away from the teeth and exposing the underlying bone and roots for better access during treatment. 

Why Undergo Gum Flap Surgery in Webster, TX?

To Treat Periodontitis

One of the main reasons patients undergo this procedure is to treat periodontitis, an advanced stage of gum disease. Periodontitis occurs when plaque buildup causes inflammation and infection in the gums and surrounding tissues. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and other serious complications. 

To Address Deep Gum Pockets

Another reason for undergoing gum flap surgery is to address deep pockets that have formed between the teeth and gums. These pockets provide an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive and make it difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene. By performing gum flap surgery, our dentist can access these pockets, thoroughly clean them out, and eliminate any infection present. 

To Address Gum Recession

Gum recession is yet another common reason for opting for this surgical procedure. Receding gums not only expose the sensitive root surfaces of the teeth but also compromise their stability. Gum flap surgery can help restore lost tissue by grafting healthy gum tissue onto affected areas. 

To Improve the Smile

In some cases, individuals may choose to undergo cosmetic gum flap surgery to improve their smile's appearance. This procedure involves reshaping or recontouring the gums to create a more aesthetically pleasing look. 

The Gum Flap Surgery Procedure: What to Expect

Before undergoing gum flap surgery, it's important to discuss any concerns or questions you may have with the dentist. They will provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for the procedure. 

On the day of the surgery, you can expect to be given local anesthesia to numb the area being treated. This helps ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Once the area is numb, the dentist will begin making incisions in your gums and lifting them back. 

After removing any buildup and reshaping the bone, if necessary, they will carefully stitch up your gums using dissolvable sutures. You may experience some swelling and discomfort following the surgery, but this can be managed with pain medication prescribed by the dentist. 

It's crucial that you follow all post-operative care instructions provided by our dentist in order to heal and recover properly. This may include avoiding certain foods or activities that could disrupt healing. 

Ready to transform your gum health? Explore the benefits of gum flap surgery with us! Regain control, comfort, and confidence in your smile. Call us at (281) 324-8583 to schedule your consultation at Unicare Center for Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry today and embark on a journey toward optimal oral well-being. We are located at 20814 Gulf Freeway #40, Webster, TX 77598.

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Unicare Center for Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

20814 Gulf Freeway #40,
Webster, TX 77598

(281) 324-8583

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