Chronic Periodontitis Might Require Surgery

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Gum disease is an unfortunately prevalent oral health condition that is often the result of long-term poor oral hygiene practices. As time goes on untreated gingivitis can worsen into the severe gum infection known as periodontitis.

The strong bacterial presence in your periodontal tissues can gradually cause your gums to recede from your teeth. As their relationship starts to separate 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.

Sometimes the most effective method for remediating periodontitis complications and restoring the health of your gums, it to have Dr. Michael H. Connor perform a gingival flap surgery.

This type of oral surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis and usually requires full sedation. You will need to have a friend or family member drive you home while the sedative effect gradually dissipates.

It involves Dr. Michael H. Connor making a small incision is made 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.

Once the gingival flap surgery has been completed Dr. Michael H. Connor might also prescribe antibiotics, pain management or an anti-inflammatory medication. This will help to remove all traces of infection from your periodontal tissues and help you remain comfortable through the recovery process.  

If you live in the Orlando, Florida, area and you have been struggling with gum disease complications, you should call 407-277-3300 to seek treatment at Orlando Periodontics & Implants.