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Periodontal Surgery

Your bone and gum tissue should fit tight around our teeth. When we have periodontal disease, this supporting tissue and bone is destroyed, forming “pockets” around the teeth.

Over time, these pockets become deeper, providing a larger space for bacteria to live, and because of that these can do more damage to the bone and gums that anchor the roots. Eventually, if too much bone is lost, the teeth will need to be extracted.

Here at LPID, our periodontist will measure the depth of your pocket(s). A periodontal surgery to reduce de pockets will be recommended only if after trying to reduce the pockets with non surgical periodontal treatment, also known as scaling and root planning, root surface debridement or deep cleanings, don´t manage to reduce the pocketing in full. The reason a periodontal surgery is recommended in this case is because lingering pockets cannot predictably be maintained by the hygienist or with home care techniques.

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