Periodontal Surgical Procedures
Which kind of surgery a dental surgeon performs depends on the type and severity of the gum disease. Before surgery, a dental surgeon might give the gums a deep clean. One procedure known as deep scaling can remove tartar and bacteria from teeth and gum.
In some cases, the surgery will require a person to be asleep or partially asleep during the procedure. Other times, the surgery only involves the use of a local anesthetic to completely numb the area. The injection of the numbing medication can be mildly uncomfortable. Patients can watch TV or listen to music on personal headphones during the procedure. All procedures can also be performed under a Twilight sleep for maximum comfort if desired.
Following any dental procedure, a dentist will provide detailed instructions on how to achieve the best possible recovery. Recovery times will depend on the extent of the procedure taking place
Typically, people will require pain relief medications in the days after gum surgery. Again, the dentist will talk to the person about any recommended drugs before they leave the office or surgical center. Learn more about each surgical procedure below by clicking on each icon.