Periodontal Surgery

Periodontal Surgery

Life Dental Specialties provides periodontal surgery in Springfield and Hadley, MA. Call to learn more and schedule your appointment.

Periodontal disease occurs when plaque and tartar builds up below the gumline, attacking the tissue and bone that support the teeth. When this occurs, the gums begin to pull away from the roots of the teeth, forming periodontal pockets. These pockets harbor infection, leading to the loss of periodontal tissue and bone. As bone loss progresses, teeth may become loose or shift in the mouth. Eventually, this can result in the loss of one or more teeth.

Periodontal surgery, also known as pocket depth reduction, rids the gums of bacteria and promotes healing. Successful periodontal surgery can cure gum disease, although additional treatments may be needed if you have suffered bone loss, gum recession, or tooth loss. We use minimally-invasive microsurgical techniques that enhance the final result and minimize discomfort and complications.

What Happens During Periodontal Surgery

Periodontal surgery begins by using local anesthetic to numb your teeth and the tissue surrounding them, ensuring your comfort during the procedure. Then, a small incision is made into the gum tissue, allowing Dr. Quinta access to the root and bone. Areas of infection are removed, then the bone is smoothed to reduce the pocketing. The tissue is stitched back in a way that minimizes new areas of infection from forming.

Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontal Surgery

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