Our team is prepared to guide you on your path back toward full oral health and comfort, no matter the extent of your disease, from mild to severe.
What Is Periodontal Surgery?
Periodontal surgery is any surgical procedure that addresses periodontal disease, such as gingivitis or periodontitis. If you suffer from a disease that is untreatable with non-surgical treatments or if your disease is resolved but has left permanent damage, periodontal surgery helps rectify these problems. Fortunately, through advanced imaging technology and the use of surgical lasers, we can achieve precise, efficient procedures.
The surgeries we perform at Periodontics Associates include the following:
- Tooth replacement, a process in which we use prosthetics, such as dental implants, to replace missing teeth
- Pocket reduction, a procedure that minimizes enlarged gum pockets along your gumline that have formed as a result of disease, such as periodontitis
- Soft tissue grafts, a surgery that commonly treats gum recession, bringing your gumline back down to a healthy position
- Bone regeneration, a procedure that helps rebuild missing or damaged bone as a result of periodontal disease
What Are the Benefits of Periodontal Surgery?
Periodontal surgery’s benefits are twofold. First, surgery is often the best way to address a periodontal disease. If other methods, such as root planing and scaling or antibiotic treatment fail, surgery can stop the problem. In addition, choosing surgery for severe periodontal disease can help prevent irreversible damage that will require additional surgery. Second, if your oral structures already suffer from permanent damage, our team can help rebuild your mouth to a beautiful, functional state.
Whether you need teeth removed and surrounding tissues healed, or if you’re past that stage of treatment and require help restoring your smile, our team is ready to serve you. While surgery may sound a bit off-putting, our goal is to create a trusting relationship with you. We want you to feel comfortable and fully educated on your choices. Remember that we are always happy to explain any part of the procedure, and your comfort is our number-one priority.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If periodontal disease affects your mouth and you are in need of treatment to resolve your disease or a means of restoring your mouth from the effects of periodontal disease, you are a good candidate. However, because smoking tobacco and certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, may contribute to periodontal disease, we will need to thoroughly discuss your surgery options and the life changes necessary for the procedure to have a positive long-term effect. In addition, certain medical conditions may deem you unfit for surgical procedures. Contact us today to discuss whether periodontal surgery is right for you.
Seeking treatment or surgery for periodontal disease? Our board-certified periodontists take a compassionate approach to periodontal care, and will spend time getting to know you rather than hurrying out of the exam room. Schedule a visit with our team at Periodontics Associates today to review your treatment options with Dr. Comeaux or Dr. Pearson in our Lafayette office, or with Dr. Comeaux at our Opelousas satellite office. Please contact us if you have any questions.