Dr. Joyce Ma offers flap surgery to help manage periodontal disease and restore your oral health. This procedure helps reduce periodontal pockets so you can begin to heal and regain a healthy smile. Contact Precision Digital Dentistry today at 908-450-7788 to set up an appointment with our skilled dentists and learn how flap surgery in Bridgewater, New Jersey, can benefit you.
Periodontal pockets are the areas below the gum line where gum tissue detaches from the teeth. These small gaps between your teeth and gums host disease-causing bacteria, which causes and contributes to periodontal disease. If left untreated, these pockets will eventually result in tooth loss, bone loss, bleeding and discomfort.
Flap surgery works to eliminate or reduce periodontal pockets. When you receive this treatment, our dentists will begin by making a small incision in your gum tissue. The diseased tissue is then removed from your mouth through this “flap” so our dentists can clean your teeth and gums to further eliminate the harmful plaque and bacteria in your mouth. The flap is then closed to seal the area and help you begin to recover.
If you have any questions about flap surgery or want to schedule a consultation, please contact our office and speak with a member of our team.