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Gingival Flap Surgery Might Be Needed to Treat Chronic Periodontal Disease

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Without professional treatment and remediation by a dentist like Dr. Samy Samaan the periodontal inflammation of gingivitis can worsen into the chronic gum infection of periodontitis. This serious oral health condition can gradually cause your gums to recede from your teeth.

As their relationship starts to separate at the gumline, small pockets of infection form in your gums near the roots of your teeth. Over time this level of gum infection can eventually cause the loss of multiple teeth.

In a chronic of severe case of periodontitis, the most effective treatment method might be to have Dr. Samaan perform a gingival flap surgery. This outpatient oral surgery usually requires full sedation. So, you will need to have a friend or family member drive you home while the sedative effect gradually dissipates.

The treatment process starts with Dr. Samaan making a small incision in your gums near the infected regions. This will provide him with direct access to any infected material near the roots of your teeth. Once all the infected material has been removed he will some your healthy gum tissues over the base of your teeth.

After the surgery Dr. Samaan might also prescribe antibiotics, pain management or an anti-inflammatory medication. This will help to remove all traces of infection from your periodontal tissues while allowing you to recover comfortably.

If you live in the Roswell, Georgia, area and you have a gum health issues, we invite you to call 678-878-2801 to seek treatment at Royal Dental Spa.