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What is flap surgery?

Gum surgery is one of the branches of oral and dental surgery. This type of surgery is related to the gum pocket and various gum diseases. Flap surgery, which is one of the most common surgeries in the oral and dental field, is performed with the aim of repairing and preventing the spread of gum disease and inflammation. The presence of infection and disease in the gum causes a gap and separation of the tooth from the gum. As the length of the gum pocket increases, the penetration of bacteria into this area increases. As a result, the dentist performs flap surgery to reduce the pocket depth. In the following, we will tell you how flap surgery is performed by the best oral diseases specialist in Canada.

Flap surgery

Periodontitis is a severe gum disease. If this disease progresses, it will cause the loss of gum tissue and disintegration in its structure. Gum surgery is performed in different ways.

 The surgical procedure is as follows: First, the gum is split and sent back with an injection of anesthesia. The affected part is cleared of infection and its deep masses are also removed.

At the end, the gum is sutured to the tooth. Deep scaling, and root planing are other gum cleaning methods, in the process of which the surface of the tooth root is also smoothed.

Care after gum surgery

  • Bleeding is normal up to 48 hours after surgery. In case of pain, use the painkillers prescribed by the doctor.
  • Avoid brushing your teeth in the surgical area. Wash your mouth regularly to prevent bacteria from entering it.
  • Avoid eating hot and hot foods.
  • It is recommended to observe oral and gum hygiene and use antibacterial fluorides and chlorhexidine after surgery. This prevents the growth and accumulation of bacteria in the surgical area and helps to heal the gums and mouth as soon as possible.




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