Although gum disease can usually be treated at the dentist’s office, some complicated or advanced cases require periodontal surgery.
– Flap surgery is used to remove tartar build-up deep within gums and around teeth.
– Tissue and bone grafting replace damaged or worn tissue in gums and surrounding areas and support regrowth.
– Guided tissue regeneration is used in severe gum disease cases that have caused bone loss.
Ideally, you should do your best to prevent gum disease by keeping your appointments with your dentist and following a strict oral care routine.
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