Periodontal surgery is gum surgery. It can be used to control dental disease, restore lost tissue or for cosmetic purposes. Dr. Frame, our Santa Clara periodontal surgery expert, can help you decide if periodontal surgery is right for you.
You may be a candidate for periodontal surgery if you:
• Have advanced periodontitis, or gum disease
• Have a receding gum line or exposed tooth roots
• Have lost gum or bone tissue as a result of tooth loss, dental trauma or periodontitis
• Have a gummy smile
• Are a candidate for dental implants
If you are a candidate for periodontal surgery, Dr. Frame, our expert in periodontal surgery in Santa Clara will explain each of your options after performing a complete periodontal evaluation. Dental images and X-rays may be needed to see each of the structures in your smile, including your jawbone and periodontal ligaments. Before the procedure, the area will be numbed using local anesthetic, and sedatives may be available for patients who are having extensive treatments or who are anxious or phobic.
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After your periodontal surgery, you will be provided with detailed aftercare instructions. These can help promote healing. Most people heal without problems. However, if you have gum disease, you may need to take additional precautions to reduce the risk of infection or other complications. Good dental hygiene is important after any dental procedure, and most patients need to brush at least twice a day or after meals and floss daily. Dr. Frame, our Santa Clara periodontal surgery expert, may also prescribe an antimicrobial mouthwash or other topical treatment to combat oral bacteria as you heal.
If your procedure involved dental implants, these may need to heal before they can be restored. Each stage of the process will be carefully planned in the treatment plan, and Dr. Frame, our expert in periodontal surgery in Santa Clara, will help you determine the best restoration for your needs. Give us a call today to learn more about available periodontal treatments or other options or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Frame, our Santa Clara dentist.
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