Gingival Flap Treatment
If you do not undergo regular oral hygiene maintenance including brushing teeth two times a day properly ,flossing regularly to remove deposits between the teeth, Scaling with a dentist once a year etc, you are bound to suffer from swollen red gums which bleed easily, a condition called ‘Gingivitis’.
Long-standing Gingivitis can turn into periodontal disease. There are a number of types of periodontal disease and they all affect the tissues supporting the teeth. As the disease gets worse the bone fixing the teeth to the jaw is lost, making the teeth loose. If this is not treated, the teeth may eventually fall out. In fact, more teeth are lost through periodontal disease than through tooth decay.
Gingival flap treatment 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.
How do I know I have gum disease?
Gum disease is the swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth.
If you have soft tender swollen gums, bad breadth or bleeding while brushing….Contact your dentist immediately!
Once I have had periodontal disease, can I get it again?
Periodontal disease is never cured, but it can be controlled as long as you keep up the home care you have been taught. Any further loss of bone will be very slow and it may stop altogether. However, you must make sure you remove plaque every day, and go for regular check-ups by the dentist.