Periodontal Surgery Periodontal Surgery

Periodontal Surgery

Treatment Outline

The treatment, at a glance

Treatment Time

60-90 minutes

Anaesthetic

Yes

Downtime

1-5 days

Key Benefit

Prevent tooth loss

More about this treatment

More in-depth information

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.

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Treatment Prices

Treatment fee outline

At Neyo, clarity and honesty are at the forefront of our services. Any fees for treatments would likely be confirmed at the consultation stage, but we can provide this generalised breakdown of cost:

Periodontal Assessment

£160

Treatment

From £950

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Frequently asked questions

What will I feel during Conservative Periodontal Surgery?

The local aesthetic injection will feel like a small sharp scratch or pinch, after which your gums and teeth will be numb. You now will not feel any pain during the treatment.

The numb sensation feels tingly or heavy around the teeth being treated including the  lips, chin, cheek and tongue. You can feel a sensation of pressure during the periodontal surgery which is not painful. Advanced ultrasonic equipment is used with water and gentle vibration to professionally clean and polish your teeth removing plaque, calculus (tartar) and staining.

How long does the treatment take?

The time spent performing Conservative Periodontal Surgery is approximately 30-60 minutes and the total treatment time is 60-90 minutes.

Will I have to take time off work?

We recommend taking the rest of the day off work. Most people will have recovered enough to go back to work the next day. Every individual will heal at a different rate, so you may require an additional 1-5 days off work.

What can I expect afterwards?

The numb sensation generally lasts 2-4 hours. We do not recommend you chew any food or drink hot drinks while you are numb to prevent you from chewing your lip, cheek or tongue and burning your mouth. You are able to drink water straight after this treatment.

Some minor bleeding after treatment is normal and your saliva can appear pink for 24 hours afterwards. There can be some slight bruising and/or swelling which usually settles after 3-5 days after treatment. There will be stitches which are usually left to dissolve or removed after 7-14 days.

Will I be in pain afterwards?

It is common to feel some soreness after this treatment. We recommend taking a pain killer straight away, while you are still numb. We recommend Paracetamol and/or Ibuprofen, which is available over the counter. Taking pain killers will help prevent any immediate discomfort or pain. Every individual will experience a different level of soreness and so you may need to take pain killers for the next 1-5 days after treatment.

Can I be sedated for this treatment?

Yes. Sedation involves giving you medicine into a vein via a small cannula that makes you feel sleepy and relaxes you both physically and mentally. This medicine is given to you by an Anaesthetist or a Dental Sedationist. You will need someone to take you home afterwards.

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