Periodontal Surgery

In cases where significant bony changes have accompanied periodontal disease or where pockets remain even after scaling and root planing, periodontal surgery is done to reduce pockets and improve the contour of the bone and gums around the teeth.

During periodontal surgery, certain regenerative procedures such as bone grafts and guided-tissue regeneration can be performed. The ultimate goal is to reduce pockets and improve the attachment level to the teeth. Periodontal surgery is typically done with local anesthesia and conscious sedation.