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What is Periodontal Surgery?

Gum Graft Surgery: Restoring Gum Tissue

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Dental Crown Lengthening: Enhancing Your Smile

Gingivectomy: Reshaping Your Gumline

Gingivectomy is a procedure used to reshape the gumline and treat certain gum conditions. During the surgery, the doctor carefully removes excess gum tissue to address issues like gum overgrowth or uneven gumline, ensuring a more harmonious and visually appealing smile.

Osseous Surgery: Treating Advanced Gum Disease

Osseous surgery, also known as flap surgery, is an effective treatment for advanced gum disease. The procedure involves lifting the gums to remove bacteria and tartar from the tooth roots and surrounding bone. After cleaning, the gums are repositioned to encourage gum reattachment and reduce the depth of periodontal pockets. This procedure is essential for preventing further damage to the supporting structures of the teeth and maintaining the overall health of your smile.

Ridge Preservation: Preserving Bone After Extraction

After tooth extraction, the jawbone can begin to deteriorate due to lack of stimulation. Ridge preservation is a proactive procedure to maintain the bone volume in the extraction site, preventing future bone loss and preserving the area for potential future dental implants. This procedure helps to maintain the integrity of the jawbone, preserving your facial structure and supporting healthy teeth.

Regenerative Procedures: Stimulating Natural Healing

Regenerative procedures are a group of oral surgical treatments aimed at stimulating the body's natural healing processes to restore bone and tissue lost due to gum disease. These procedures involve the use of biocompatible materials and growth factors to promote tissue regeneration and repair. By utilizing the latest regenerative techniques, we aim to provide you with the best chance of restoring your oral health.

Pocket Reduction: Restoring Gum Health

Pocket reduction is a surgical procedure performed to treat deep gum pockets caused by gum disease. Dr. Hickey skillfully folds back the gum tissue, removes bacteria and infected tissue, and secures the gums back in place, reducing the pocket depth and preventing further infection.
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Experience Matters

Dr. Michelle Hickey brings years of expertise as a skilled periodontist and respected figure in the field. As the sole practitioner at our practice, Dr. Hickey's undivided attention is focused on your individual needs, ensuring personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique situation.

Technology-driven Comfort

Our practice is equipped with state-of-the-art tools which enable us to achieve precise diagnoses and treatments. In addition, we are also staying up to date on the latest protocols and biomaterials.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are periodontal surgery procedures safe?

Yes, periodontal surgery procedures are safe when performed by a skilled and experienced professional. At Mt. Zion Periodontics, we adhere to strict safety protocols to ensure the well-being of our patients throughout the treatment process.

Is periodontal surgery painful?

While some discomfort is normal after periodontal surgery, our team takes measures to minimize pain and ensure a comfortable experience. Dental sedation options are available to help you relax during your procedure, and we provide detailed aftercare instructions to support your recovery.

How long is the recovery period after periodontal surgery?

The recovery period varies depending on the specific procedure and the individual's healing capacity. Most patients can resume normal activities within a few days to a week after periodontal surgery. Our team will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions to promote a smooth and speedy recovery.

Can I eat after periodontal surgery?

After certain periodontal surgical procedures, you may need to follow a soft or liquid diet for a few days to allow for proper healing. We will provide you with dietary guidelines to ensure a smooth recovery and to promote the best possible healing outcomes.

Will I need dental sedation for my periodontal surgery?

Dental sedation is available as an option for most periodontal surgical procedures to help you feel relaxed and comfortable during treatment. Our team will discuss the various sedation options available and work with you to determine the best approach for your needs and preferences.

How do I prepare for my periodontal surgery procedure?

Before your periodontal surgery, our team will provide you with specific pre-operative instructions to ensure a smooth and successful procedure. These may include fasting for a certain period before surgery and arranging for a friend or family member to drive you home if you opt for dental sedation.

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Your tooth has been bothering you for weeks.
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