Periodontal surgery, gum surgery

Written by: Dr. Francisco Rodríguez Escudero
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Periodontal surgery is a surgical technique that allows direct access to the roots of the teeth affected by periodontal disease to eliminate the subgingival calculus, ie, the scaling below the gingiva. When the inflammation of the gums is not controllable only with the scaling and root planing-mal called curettage- due to the great depth of the periodontal pockets; Bleeding continues and bone loss persists, we have to clean the roots directly with this technique.

In turn, surgery also allows us to reshape the soft tissue and bone to provide better access to the patient to sanitize their teeth in the most appropriate way possible.

When is periodontal surgery used?

In those advanced cases in which periodontal basic therapy is not sufficient to remove the subgingival plaque and the inflammation and infection is maintained. Fundamentally in bag depths greater than five millimeters.


What are the advantages of periodontal surgery?

The main advantage of this surgery is that it improves the approach and access for the cleaning of the teeth, both by the Dentistry specialist and the patient himself.

In turn, getting a better cleaning under the gum is maintained for a longer time the results of disinflammation and lack of infection.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Francisco Rodríguez Escudero

Dr. Rodríguez Escudero graduated in Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry, Periodontology and Master's Degree in Doctor of Dentistry. He has attended several training courses in bone regeneration and implants in Spain, Sweden and Germany; It has over 20 years of experience. Combines teaching with private professional activity I love my dentist since its inception.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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