Periodontal Flap Surgery

In Periodontal flap surgery the gum tissues are cut surgically. After flapping & surgically lifting the gums from the teeth, the underlying damaged tissue is removed. Any damaged portion of the bone is grafted and appropriate closure is done using sutures.

Laser assisted periodontal flap surgery on the other hand, have relatively a greater probability bone and gum healing. A LASER is used to clean bone pockets and periodontal flap.

The pain is also much less in this kind of surgery. complications like swelling, post-operative bleeding etc are less frequent & mild.

FAQ

Who is a candidate for this laser treatment?

Anyone who has periodontal disease, swollen, bleeding gums.Basically, anyone having periodontal disease.

What is traditional periodontal treatment?

The traditional treatment is to do deep scaling and root planing, and to use blades to cut the diseased tissue, and then suture it closed.

What about patient discomfort, post periodontal flap surgery?

There is much less pain, sensitivity, swelling. Generally, patients can go back to work the same day.

Does the new laser technique used at Dentasculpt Dental clinic really regenerate soft tissue and bone?

Yes, that is what is remarkable about this technique. Even research papers confirms that gum healing and bone regeneration is better with Laser assisted surgery. .

How can this treatment save teeth that are weak?

The laser reduces the bacteria and allows the tooth to make new attachment and bone.

How does the charge of laser treatment compare to conventional surgery?

At Dentasculpt dental clinic, there is no additional charge for laser treatment. The charges of both conventional and laser surgery do not have difference.

What are the consequences of untreated periodontal disease?

The patient with untreated periodontal disease suffer from painful abscesses and multiple extractions. Ultimately, they will lose all their teeth and their natural smile and are only able to chew about 20 percent as efficiently. The infection may get into the blood, causing an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and other serious systemic diseases. The infectious bacteria that cause periodontal disease are also often transmitted to spouses, significant others, and family members.

Can my previous x-rays be used for diagnosis and treatment?

We can usually use them if they are not good copies are less than 6 months old.

What are difference in charges for LASER treatment at Dentasculpt Dental Clinic?.

The fees for laser treatment are not different from conventional periodontal surgery at Dentasculpt Dental Clinic.

What are post operative complications?

You may experience some slight ache, throbbing or soreness. We will prescribe antibiotics, mild analgesics, and an antibacterial mouth rinse to take care of any discomfort you may experience. Our patients tell us they are amazed at how little discomfort they had.

How many appointments will I need?

That depends on stains, tarter and infection. Usually it requires two to four treatment visits and a couple of post-operative visits.