All about flap surgery treatment – Gum Flap Surgery in Bharuch

There are two stages of gum disease, namely initial and advanced. The initial gum disease is limited to the soft tissues and is easily managed by nonsurgical way of treatments like scaling and root planing. Nonsurgical methods may not be sufficient for advanced gum diseases. Surgical procedures like flap surgeries are incorporated in advanced gum disease cases. It is a minor surgical treatment done under local anesthesia with no downtime and does not require any hospital admission. In the information provided below, we will briefly discuss the gums flap surgery – brought to you by Dr Sindha Dental Clinic Bharuch

 What is flap surgery? 

It is a procedure done by raising a portion of gum tissue and using it to cover defects in the supporting areas. Flap surgery can be combined with bone grafting when there is advanced bone loss. 

The surgery is done under local anesthesia and is entirely painless. Flap surgery helps restore the gum health of teeth with advanced gum disease. There are mainly two types of flap surgery: the most common is the surgical blade method, and the latest one is dental lasers.  

When is it indicated? – Gum Flap Surgery in Bharuch

There are many indications of flap surgery, and the common ones are given below.  

  • Gums swelling
  • Increased teeth sensitivity due to receding gums
  • Tooth mobility due to loss of supporting bone
  • Chronic Bad breath

Flap surgery purpose 

The main purpose of flap surgery is to bring the gum health to normal. In a flap surgery a layer of tissue is pulled to expose the underlying damaged tissues. The infected portion is removed and thoroughly cleaned. 

After cleaning, the flap can be put back into the same area or moved to cover any denuded root areas to cure the sensitivity problem. Flap surgery is an effective way to manage the advanced stages of gum disease called periodontitis. 

Flap surgery procedure – Gum Flap Surgery in Bharuch

  • Flap surgery is an entirely painless process performed under local anesthesia. The first step is to numb the gums and surrounding soft tissues. 
  • After anesthesia, an incision is made to separate a flap from the gums. In the case of lasers, there is no incision using a blade; rather, dental lasers allow for precise incisions without damaging the healthy surrounding areas. 
  • The flap is pulled to expose the damaged tissue
  • The infected tissue is removed, and the area is thoroughly cleaned
  • Once the cleaning is done, the flap is secured back to its original position with a suture. In the case of lasers, there is no need for sutures.

Aftercare instructions

  • Avoid hot and spicy food to avoid irritation of the gums
  • Switch to a soft diet for a week to ensure faster initial healing
  • Take all the prescribed medicines as suggested by our experts
  • Do warm saline rinses after 24hrs of surgery to ensure optimum cleaning of the surgical site
  • Avoid smoking and tobacco consumption to ensure complete healing
  • Attend the follow-up visits for regular monitoring with us at  Dr Sindha Dental Clinic Bharuch