Periodontal surgery may be necessary whenever a patient is suffering from this type of disease. During this type of an operation, the patient will be relieved to find that the areas of the mouth such as the gum and root area will be treated, and the diseased tissue will be removed. This will allow for healthy tissue to grow in its place.
Even if there is significant bone loss, periodontal surgery or some of the other types of procedures can help to restore the bone that has been receding due to disease. This can be done through bone grafts and tissue grafts and also through using supplements that stimulate the bone to regrow.
Periodontal surgery may be necessary if the disease itself has advanced to a stage where other procedures will not be effective. A trained dental professional will be able to make the recommendation as to which type of procedure would be more effective through extensive testing and examinations.
Periodontal surgery can stop the disease in its tracks and turn the oral health of the patient around. It involves treating the pockets that form around the tooth and in the gum that threaten the health of the root. The loss of a root almost certainly means extraction, so this is what the dental professionals strive to avoid. By removing the breeding grounds for germs to grow and further the disease, this type of operation goes a long way to allowing the patient to grow healthy tissue and protect the tissue of the gum, tooth, and root from becoming further damaged. This is important in the ongoing health of all of the other healthy teeth that have not yet become involved in the various stages of this disease.