Saturday, January 1, 2011

Periodontal flap surgery- what is it?

Periodontal flap surgery is a procedure where the gums are elevated, such that the underlying bone is exposed. After this is done, either the bone is recontoured, or regeneration with a bone graft can be carried out.

The alternative to flap surgery, which might be applicable in some situations, is a localized placement of a sustained release antibiotic.