What is Periodontal surgery?

When you have good oral health, the purpose of the underlying bone is to provide a stable structure for your teeth and gums. Periodontal disease takes a severe toll on the bone and tissue that support your teeth, causing them to degrade. If you have sustained bone damage because of advanced periodontal disease, your NYC periodontist may recommend periodontal surgery. Periodontal surgery is designed to stop periodontal disease from spreading by treating the damage to your bones and gums. During Periodontal surgery, your periodontist will remove the infected tissue from your mouth, thus preventing the further development of bacterial infection. Your periodontist will also treat the pockets that have developed between your gums and the surrounding bones, restoring their appearance and arresting further bacterial growth. By removing these pockets, Periodontal surgery can also make it easier for you to brush effectively and keep your teeth and gums healthy in the future. Periodontal surgery is performed with a local anesthesia, and most patients report that the procedure is easy and non-traumatic.

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