What is gum surgery?
Gum surgery also known as periodontal surgery is done to improve the health of your gums and bone around the tooth.
Why is gum surgery required?
Gum surgery is generally performed to re-generate the lost bone structure and to help create an environment around teeth and gums that keeps it clean and helps in maintaining them. So, it is an overall strategy to prevent the loss of teeth due to gums problem.
How will I know that I need a gum surgery?
There will be few signs and symptoms in your mouth that will give you clear indications that you might need a perio treatment. Some of them are-
With these sighs present you will need to see a periodontist as soon as possible.
How long the gums do takes to heal after surgery?
Usually there is a recovery period of at least 1 week after the gum surgeries. You will a follow up appointment with your periodontist for them to make sure that healing is proper and bone grafts are successful.
What precautions are needed after gum surgery is done?
You are strictly asked to follow whatever advises the periodontist gives you after your gum surgery. This will help in speedy recovery.