What is Periodontal Surgery?
When a patient presents deep periodontal pockets that cannot be controlled by closed-field scaling and root planing, we are required to perform open-field scaling and planing, which we call periodontal surgery.
Periodontal surgery is a simple surgical procedure, which consists of separating the gum from the tooth; this is done for several purposes:
- Clean the roots of the teeth with a special instrument called curettes and we help ourselves with ultrasounds such as the cavitron AND THE PIEZON, in this way we decontaminate the root of the tooth.
- Being able to visualize how much damage has been caused to the bone, to determine if we can rebuild it with a procedure called guided tissue regeneration or simply regularize it with a procedure called bone regularization.
Then we put the gum in its place and help ourselves with stitches that we usually remove after 7 days.
If you are a very anxious person, we recommend performing these procedures under intravenous sedation; in this way the patient will be kept without anxiety, tension or pain, but responding to stimuli or orders.