You may need a flap procedure for severe gum disease (periodontitis) if it cannot be cured with antibiotics or root planing and scaling. A flap procedure cleans the roots of a tooth and repairs bone damage caused by gum disease.
Before the procedure, you will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area where we will work on your gums. A section of your gums is pulled back to clean the roots of your teeth and repair damaged bone, if needed. The gum flap is sewn back into place and covered with gauze.
A bone graft may be used to induce new bone formation in your jaw to compensate for the bone loss occurred due to periodontal disease.
Periodontal flap is one of the most promising procedure eliding definitive results and tangible cure.