: Treatment Methods - Periodontics of Southern Illinois

Treatment Methods – Periodontal Surgery

After your periodontal evaluation, Dr. Renner, Dr. Stanczyk or Dr. Bushong may recommend periodontal surgery. Periodontal surgery is necessary when the disease is too advanced causing the tissue around your teeth to be unhealthy to the point that it cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment. Often, the depth of the periodontal pockets, limits your ability to brush and floss efficiently, and also limits the hygienist’s ability to clean these areas.

In order to treat these deeper pockets, Pocket Reduction Surgery or Periodontal Surgery is often performed. Utilizing a local anesthetic, Dr. Renner, Dr. Stanczyk or Dr. Bushong will fold back the gum tissue and remove the disease-causing bacteria, reshaping the bony architecture, before securing the tissue back into place with sutures.

Pocket Reduction Surgery or Periodontal Surgery eliminates the existing bacteria and helps to prevent the progression of the disease. It also allows better access to the areas for cleaning.

Like most diseases, we do not cure periodontal disease – we control it. We control it through your home care and periodontal maintenance appointments.

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