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Flap Procedure for Gum Disease

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Gingival flap surgery is a type of gum procedure. The gums are separated from the teeth and folded back temporarily. This allows a dentist to reach the root of the tooth and the bone.
Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum line that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth.
The three stages of gum disease: —

  • From least to most severe.
  • Are gingivitis.
  • Periodontitis and advanced periodontitis.

Flap Surgery Signs & Symptoms:
Gum disease can be painless, so it is important to be aware of any of the following symptoms:

  • Swollen, red, tender or bleeding gums.
  • Gums that recede or move away from the tooth.
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste in mouth.
  • Loose teeth.
  • Visible pus surrounding the teeth and gums.

Do gums grow back after flap surgery?
Because we also have to contour the bone underneath your gums, the results are long-term, and the gum tissue will not grow back. However, to keep your mouth healthy, you should maintain good oral care.
Is gum flap surgery successful?
A flap procedure can save teeth affected by gum disease. Once you heal from a gum flap surgery, your gums should be pink and healthy again and you can prevent the recurrence of gum disease by brushing at least twice and flossing at least once per day.