Gum Flap Surgery

31 clinic(s) offering Gum Flap Operation treatment in 25 countries
Gum Flap Surgery
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I Love My Dentist Clinic Verified

Using advanced cosmetic dental treatments and materials, the top-rated Tijuana dental clinic, I love my Dentist, can make a real difference. The skill, experience, and commitment of our practice — using a unique combination of science and artistry — can literally redesign your smile. Even a subtle change in your smile helps you to project an image of self-confidence and high personal esteem.

RamLanz Dental Clinic and Laboratory Verified

At the top dental clinic in Mexicali, RamLanz Dental Clinic and Laboratory, we are honored to offer you a myriad of modern services that enhance your oral hygiene, repair the teeth and restore their function, and improve their appearance.

Cota Dentist Marin Herminia Verified

At Cota Dentist, our number one priority is customer satisfaction — by offering high quality dental care at an affordable price, and giving our patients a personalized dental service that fit their needs.

Very, very good treatment.Doctors and staff worked hard to accommodate my needs.
January 2016
I had a most pleasant visit with beautiful work done. I am so happy.My dentist Guillermo and assistant Esmeralda are the best. They are so kind and gentle and do perfect work paying attention to detail. I like how the staff works well in a teamwork setting. and I appreciate our guide Jose Showing us to the restaurants and shopping, he is very very nice.
January 2016
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Sani Dental Group Verified

Dr. Jimenez blends the art of cosmetic dentistry and the science of oral and reconstructive dental treatments. The clinic's team caters to the patient's individual needs and wishes, creating happy, healthy and confident smiles.

Gemma kept in constant contact with us and the personal and flexible approach regarding our particular circumstances. We felt that the Doctor and support staff had our best interests at heart. Also, the doctor did not suggest we go for a guarenteed scheme, which we were considering. This was good advice, as the treatment has worked first time.
May 2012
Dr Sanchez sounded the most certain of success. Also, we liked the idea of going to Seville. We thought we felt more comfortable with a Spanish donor rather than USA or Russia.
May 2012
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Balboa Dental Clinic Verified

Balboa Dental is a complete service dental provider in Panama, offering an extensive range of cosmetic and reconstructive dental treatments.

What is Gum Flap Surgery?

Gum flap surgery is used to treat periodontal gum disease if the infection is beneath the gum line. Periodontal flap surgery reduces the depth of the pockets in which the gum intersects with supporting teeth to prevent bacterial build up and tooth decay.

 

Gum flap surgery is used to repair damaged teeth or rebuild bone if bone loss has occurred. Periodontists, who are dentists specializing in the area of gum disease, perform the procedure on an out-patient basis.

 

Periodontal surgeons must make an incision in the gum to lift back the gum tissue and separate the gums from the teeth and jawbone. This allows dentists to reach the underlying jawbone and tooth roots. Gum flap surgery is needed because of damage to the jawbone.

 

Minor bone defects can be repaired using a procedure called osseous re-contouring where the dentist evens out the edges of the bone. Re-contouring the jawbone will help the gum heal with no complications and can help regenerate bone growth.

 

If the bone has begun to rot or break away, parts of the jawbone may be removed and repaired with bone grafting during the gingival flap surgery. Once all decay and damaged bone has been removed, the gum flaps are reattached to the bone and tissue using dental sutures.

 

A Good Candidate for Gum Flap Surgery

Anyone who is suffering from periodontal gum disease, which is affecting the tissue and the stability of teeth in the jawbone, may be a good candidate for gum surgery. Dentists will recommend gum flap surgery if deep-root scale and polish cleaning is unable to remove all bacteria because the gum pockets are too deep.

 

Gum Flap Surgery Procedure

Periodontists make an incision in the gum to reveal the jawbone. Small holes are then made into the area of the jaw where the bone graft will be placed. The grafted bone is located into these holes, or if a large amount of bone grafting is needed, the grafted bone will be secured into the existing bone with titanium screws.

 

Bone marrow may be placed on top of the bone graft to stimulate healing before the incision is sealed. Periodontists place tissue membrane over the dental bone graft and seal the incision with dental sutures.

 

The length of the bone graft procedure depends on the amount of bone grafting needed. For some patients the procedure will be complete in 2 hours, for other patients it may take up to 5 hours to remove the bone from one area of the body and place the graft into the jaw.

 

Periodontal gum surgery may take between 1-4 hours to complete depending on the amount of damage revealed when the gum flap is lifted.