Surgical Periodontal Treatments

Surgical Periodontal Treatments

Surgical Periodontal Treatments

Dr. Alireza Khansari MSD only recommends surgery when necessary. If initial steps aren’t successful, we may recommend surgery to help get your teeth and gums back to health.

It’s important to realize gum disease doesn’t just affect your teeth and gums. It can release bacteria into your bloodstream that can negatively impact other parts of your body. That’s why we are committed to offering services that will prevent this from happening.

When to Seek Professional Treatment

Once periodontal disease hits the next stage, periodontitis, it’s critical to look into professional treatment. At this more serious stage, gums actually pull away from teeth and gum tissue begins to be destroyed. If this isn’t taken care of, bone and teeth can be lost. With periodontal help, though, you can make sure your gums are treated and teeth get back to being healthy.

If you’re ready to learn more, check out our FAQs, call 858.679.0142 or book a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About
Surgical Periodontal Treatments

What happens in a pocket procedure?
During a pocket reduction procedure, a periodontist folds back the gum tissue in order to get access to the plaque, tartar and bacteria that’s hard to reach and may be causing the disease. If needed, damaged bone will be smoothed. Why? It makes it much easier for gum tissue to reattach to a nice, healthy bone. Once it’s reattached, the gum tissue is secured to that healthy bone with sutures.
Why is a pocket reduction procedure needed?

Bacteria, plaque and tartar can gather in deep places and start causing periodontal disease in your gums, teeth and surrounding areas. This is a serious disease that starts as gingivitis and progresses to something more serious. This disease may be prevented before it starts by having pocket reduction procedure, which cleans the disease-causing plaque, tartar, etc. Plus, it can help you maintain a healthy smile and your natural teeth.

To learn more about periodontal disease, check out our page: Treatment of Periodontal Disease.

What are regenerative produces?
Our team at Poway Perio offers regenerative procedures, also known as bone grafting and guided tissue regeneration.

If there’s a defect in a bone, there’s a simple way we can try and fix it: a bone graft stimulates the formation of new bone. By combining both natural and synthetic bone material, we can create this bone regeneration. To prevent gum tissue from getting between the tooth and bone, we sometimes use special membranes to ensure a more successful regeneration of bone and periodontal ligament.

As this is probably a fairly unfamiliar procedure to most people, we are happy to answer all questions and walk you through the process, step-by-step.

Ready to learn more & book a consultation?

Here at Poway Perio, under the experience of Dr. Alireza Khansari MSD, we are happy to help you fight periodontal disease and get your teeth and gums back to good health. If you have more questions or would like to book a consultation, we’re happy to discuss your individual situation.

Or, give us a call at 858.679.0142