Surgical Periodontal Therapy

A Spotlight on Periodontal Care and Your Health

Surgical Periodontal Therapy at Smile Design Team in Dedham, MA

At Smile Design Team, we provide advanced surgical periodontal therapy to treat cases of periodontal disease that cannot be managed with non-surgical treatments alone. Our team in Dedham, MA, uses the latest techniques and technologies to effectively treat and help restore the health of your gums and supporting structures.

What Is Surgical Periodontal Therapy?

Surgical periodontal therapy includes various surgical procedures designed to restore the form and function of the periodontium — the structures that support and surround the teeth. This therapy is typically recommended when periodontal disease has progressed beyond the early stage and cannot be effectively treated with scaling and root planing alone.

Closeup of a scaling and polishing procedure performed by two dentists in pink gloves to a male client.

Types of Surgical Periodontal Therapy

Our surgical periodontal treatments are tailored to address the specific needs of each patient and may include:

1. Pocket Reduction Surgery (Flap Surgery)

  • Purpose: To reduce the depth of periodontal pockets, making it easier to clean these areas and prevent plaque and tartar buildup.
  • Procedure: The gums are gently lifted away to allow for deep cleaning around the roots underneath. The gums are then sutured back into place to fit snugly around the tooth.

2. Regenerative Procedures

  • Purpose: To regenerate lost bone and tissue supporting your teeth, often due to periodontal disease.
  • Procedure: Includes the use of membranes, bone grafts, or tissue-stimulating proteins to encourage your body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.

3. Crown Lengthening Surgery

  • Purpose: To reshape the gum tissue and bone to expose more of the tooth structure, particularly when a tooth needs a new crown or restoration.
  • Procedure: Excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth.

4. Soft Tissue Grafts

  • Purpose: To cover unattractive tooth roots, reduce gum recession, and protect the roots from decay or further damage.
  • Procedure: Grafted tissue, often taken from the roof of the mouth, is used to cover exposed roots or augment thin gums.

5. Guided Tissue Regeneration

  • Purpose: To stimulate bone and gum tissue growth when the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed.
  • Procedure: A small piece of membrane material is inserted between the bone and gum tissue to separate them, allowing bone and connective tissue to regrow to better support the teeth.

6. Bone Surgery

  • Purpose: To smooth shallow craters and defects in the bone due to moderate and advanced bone loss.
  • Procedure: After flap surgery, the bone around the tooth is reshaped to decrease the craters, making it harder for bacteria to accumulate and grow.

Why Choose Smile Design Team for Surgical Periodontal Therapy?

  • Expertise and Experience: Our dental professionals are experts in periodontal surgery, with extensive training and experience in the latest surgical techniques.
  • Personalized Care: We understand that each case of periodontal disease is unique, and we customize our treatments to meet your specific needs.
  • Advanced Technology: We utilize state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure precise and effective treatment.
  • Comprehensive Treatment Planning: Our approach includes thorough diagnosis, patient education, and a comprehensive treatment plan to ensure the best outcomes.

Maintaining Oral Health After Surgery

Post-surgery care is crucial for recovery and long-term success. Here are some guidelines we provide our patients:

  • Follow Post-Operative Instructions: Adhere to the instructions provided by our team to minimize discomfort and enhance healing.
  • Regular Check-Ups and Cleanings: Continue to visit Smile Design Team for regular check-ups and cleanings to monitor your recovery and maintain oral health.
  • Good Oral Hygiene Practices: Continue brushing and flossing daily, and use any special mouth rinses or cleaning aids we recommend to keep your mouth clean and aid healing.
  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Maintain a healthy diet and avoid smoking to improve healing and overall treatment success.

Other Services at Smile Design Team

In addition to surgical periodontal therapy, we offer a variety of services to enhance and maintain your oral health:

Schedule Your Consultation

If you’re experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease or need surgical intervention, contact Smile Design Team today to schedule a consultation. We are here to help you restore and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.

Trust your smile to Smile Design Team – where we provide expert surgical periodontal therapy tailored to your needs!