Gum disease can be a very stubborn condition and sometimes it is not possible to achieve complete gum health through Supportive Periodontal Care or Professional Mechanical Plaque Removal alone. Conservative Periodontal Surgery allows for direct access to the plaque and calculus under the gumline. The gum pocket is directly reduced and tightened around the tooth. A tighter and shallower gum pocket in turn will help prevent additional bone loss and so avoid tooth loss.
During your appointment a local anaesthetic injection will be placed into the gum next to the teeth being treated. When the gums and teeth are completely numb, the gum pocket is gently lifted to allow direct access to remove the plaque and calculus below the gumline using the most advanced ultrasonic equipment. There may be some smoothing to any irregularities in the bone surrounding the teeth. Finally the gum is replaced with a few small stitches allowing for a tighter and reduced gum pocket.