When gum disease progresses to an advanced stage, it can have serious consequences for your oral health, including tooth and bone loss. Flap surgery, also known as periodontal flap surgery, is a specialized procedure that can effectively treat and manage severe gum disease, preserving your teeth and overall oral well-being. Explore how flap surgery can help you regain healthy gums and a confident smile.
Flap surgery, or periodontal flap surgery, is an advanced dental procedure designed to treat severe cases of gum disease (periodontitis). It involves lifting or creating a flap in the gum tissue to gain access to the roots of the teeth and the underlying bone. This allows the dentist to remove infected tissue, thoroughly clean the area, and repair any damage caused by gum disease.