Surgical Procedures

Periodontal Surgical Procedures

Which kind of surgery a dental surgeon performs depends on the type and severity of the gum disease. Before surgery, your periodontist may give the gums a deep cleaning. One procedure known as scaling and root planing can remove tartar and bacteria from teeth and gum.

Periodontal 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 listen to music on personal headphones during the procedure.

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. Learn more about each surgical procedure below by clicking on each icon.

Types of Surgical Procedures

Acharya Periodontics COVID-19 Update

The safety and well-being of our patients and staff is a top priority at Acharya Periodontics.
We are adhering to the guidelines set forth by both the CDC and The Virginia Department of Health as
we monitor developments related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We will continue to
implement strategies recommended by public health authorities.

As part of our own aseptic routine, we perform regular environmental cleaning that meets guidelines for
viral disinfection. We have also increased the frequency of cleanings and broad-spectrum disinfectants
used throughout the building. As usual, our patient areas are sanitized and sterilized as recommended
by the American Dental Association.

We will continue to monitor the situation, seek guidance and best practices from the appropriate health
authorities and share additional information as warranted.

We request that any patient, guest or any other member of Acharya Periodontics who does not feel
well, exhibits signs of infection, or has been in proximity to infected persons avoid entering the
premises.

Also, if you have traveled within the last 2 weeks international or domestic, please inform our staff via
telephone or email before your visit.

We will be glad to reschedule any appointments. Please call us at 540-283-0959 or email at
frontdesk@acharyaperiodontics.com .