Surgical Treatment Specialist

Periodontal Implant Group

Periodontist located in Houston, TX

When periodontal disease reaches advanced stages, nonsurgical treatments may not be sufficient to heal your gums and restore your oral health. In these instances, the team at Periodontal Implant Group in Houston provides expert periodontal surgical treatments to repair and restore your gums. If you’re concerned about periodontal disease, call or make an appointment online today.

Surgical Treatment Q & A

What is periodontal surgery?

Periodontal surgery includes procedures that repair and restore your gums, ligaments, and bones that support your teeth. The team at Periodontal Implant Group provides a variety of surgical procedures to restore proper function and form to your jaw and gums.

Soft Tissue Grafts

Soft tissue grafts restore receding gums, which can lead to periodontal disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. During the procedure, your dentist takes a small piece of soft tissue from another part of your mouth and stitches it into place where your gums are receding and exposing the roots of your teeth.

Bone Grafts

During a bone grafting procedure, your dentist transplants bone tissue from another part of your body or a donor to your jaw.

Dental Implant Placement

The team at Periodontal Implant Group also surgically place dental implant posts in your jaw to replace missing teeth. The implant posts stimulate healthy bone growth in your jaw, helping it remain a strong foundation for your implant and remaining natural teeth.

What should I expect during periodontal surgery?

At Periodontal Implant Group, the team uses local anesthetics and sedation to ensure your comfort throughout your surgery. Most periodontal surgeries are microsurgeries, which means the incisions are very small, and your surgeon uses specially designed tools and equipment to complete the procedures.

You will need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment as the sedation will make you groggy.

How should I prepare for periodontal surgical treatment?

Before your surgery, your dentist completes a detailed consultation. He collects your medical history and examines your teeth, gums, and jaw. He looks for any signs of infection or abscesses that could complicate the procedure or your recovery.

You can ask questions about your procedure at this appointment. Make sure to tell your dentist about any medications that you take.

How should I take care of my teeth and gums following periodontal surgery?

You may experience some temporary pain and tenderness in the days following your surgery. In most cases, over-the-counter painkillers will reduce your discomfort.

You may need to avoid brushing and flossing around your surgical site while your gums heal. Your dentist suggests a special mouthwash to keep your teeth clean while you can’t brush. You may also want to stick to liquids and soft foods for a few days after your treatment.

Call Periodontal Implant Group today or schedule a consultation online to learn about the surgical techniques available to repair and restore your gums and jaw.