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Effects of Surgical and Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatments

Posted on 11/8/2021 by Dr. Joe Mirci
Effects of Surgical and Non-Surgical Periodontal TreatmentsMaking an informed and knowledgeable decision regarding your oral health is important. This is why you come to your regular dentist whenever you are looking at doing any large or invasive procedures. However, when it comes to periodontal treatments, there are both invasive and non-invasive treatments. Here are the differences and how each one might be beneficial for you and your teeth.

Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Treatments

A first resort if you are suffering from periodontitis is a non-surgical treatment. This treatment usually involves anti-bacterial medicine or antibiotics that will specifically combat the bacteria in your gums that are creating issues for you. Antibiotics and other antimicrobials are helpful because they not only combat the bacteria, but they help reach difficult to reach places. Surgical procedures become more and more difficult as the teeth get farther back in the mouth.

Overall, non-surgical techniques might best help when the gums are difficult to reach or when the periodontitis is not as deeply rooted. Root planing and scaling are other procedures that are non-invasive we use them to clean targeted areas of periodontitis. These procedures involve cleaning teeth roots to keep them from loosening or coming out entirely.

Surgeries, on the other hand, work to combat more serious cases. Some examples of surgeries you might have are soft tissue grafts, bone grafts, or flap grafts. These procedures might take a while to plan and execute, but they promise a more comprehensive fix to your specific periodontitis issues.

Most importantly, surgical procedures allow you to fix more problematic cases of periodontitis or cases that are more extensive. If you have specific concerns about your case of periodontitis or if you want a recommendation as to what surgical or non-surgical procedures might be good for you, please contact our office and we will do our best to help you.

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