What Is Flap Surgery?
Flap surgery, also known as periodontal flap surgery or pocket reduction surgery, is a dental procedure that is performed to treat advanced stages of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, and if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss.
During flap surgery, the gums are lifted or "flapped" away from the teeth, and the dentist or periodontist (a specialist in treating periodontal disease) can then access the roots of the teeth and the surrounding bone. The dentist or periodontist will remove the bacterial deposits and any damaged tissue, and then reshape the bone and gum tissue to promote better healing and attachment.
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