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Surgical Treatment Options El Paso TX
Forty two percent of Americans aged 30 and older are afflicted with periodontal disease. Out of these statistics, senior citizens are the most affected. If left unchecked, periodontal disease can cause weakened gums and tooth loss. At Bruce Gopin, DDS, MS, we are committed to delivering high-quality solutions for all stages of gum disease. Our specialist will examine your gums and teeth to determine the possible causes of the disease and recommend the best treatment and preventive measures. Here are three surgical treatment options for periodontal disease that our dentist offers.
Pocket Reduction Surgery
If you are dealing with advanced periodontal disease, pocket reduction surgery can be a game-changer. Our dentist will administer an anesthetic around the affected area to ensure the procedure is pain-free. They will then make small incisions in your gums, lifting them away from your teeth. This provides access to the deep pockets of infection and plaque that have developed between your teeth and gums.
After a thorough cleaning, the dentist repositions your gums and stitches them back, but now much closer to your teeth. This reduces the pocket depth, preventing further infection. As you heal, your gums should tighten around your teeth, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene. A single pocket reduction surgery typically takes about 45 minutes to one hour, although this may vary slightly depending on the severity of the disease.
Gum Removal Surgery
Gum removal surgery, also known as gingivectomy, is another procedure used to treat severe periodontitis. Having gum removal surgery not only helps stop the progression of periodontal disease but can also improve the appearance of your smile.
During your visit, our dentist will numb the affected area with local anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Next, they will carefully remove the excess and diseased gum tissue that has been pulled away from your teeth. This process not only eliminates the pockets where bacteria thrive but also reshapes your gum line for better aesthetics.
After the surgery, your gums will be sutured or sealed with a special dental adhesive to facilitate healing. Depending on your circumstances, our dentist may also recommend teeth scaling and gum planing to enhance your dental aesthetics.
Bone grafting is a common treatment aimed at repairing the bone damage caused by severe periodontal disease. The procedure typically involves adding bone or bone-like materials to the affected area.
Our dentist starts off the procedure by numbing the area with anesthesia so you do not experience any pain. They will then make a small incision and place the grafting material where bone loss has occurred. Once grafted, the material will be integrated by the body, promoting the regeneration of bone. This, in turn, helps stabilize your teeth and prevents further complications from periodontal disease.
Visit us today at Bruce Gopin, DDS, MS to discuss the right surgical treatment for you. You can also contact us at 915-213-3455 to book an appointment with our doctor.