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Flap Surgery

Flap surgery is a common treatment method in periodontics, employed to restore the health of the gums and surrounding tissues, and repair damaged areas in patients with advanced periodontal disease. Depending on the patient's condition and disease severity, flap surgery may sometimes be combined with other surgical procedures, such as implants. The treatment plan is tailored to the patient's specific needs.

After a thorough examination, an incision is made in the gum tissue, and the gum is lifted outward. This provides access to remove damaged tissue and bacterial plaque beneath the gumline, correct root surfaces, and eliminate inflamed tissue around the tooth roots.

Flap surgery is performed for treating gum pockets, correcting the gum line for aesthetic purposes, and addressing damage to gum and underlying bone tissue.

Since the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, you will not feel any pain during it, ensuring a comfortable experience.

Flap surgery has a high success rate and is often a permanent solution. Regular check-ups, proper oral hygiene practices, and a healthy lifestyle are important to enhance the success and longevity of the treatment. After the treatment, our dentist at Go Master Clinic will provide necessary instructions.

There are no definitive age limits for flap surgery. The patient’s overall health condition is taken into consideration.

Our dentist will provide clear instructions regarding when the stitches need to be removed after flap surgery. Generally, it takes around 1 to 2 weeks for the stitches to be removed, but this timeframe can vary depending on the individual.

Patients can typically return to their normal work routine the day after the treatment.

It is recommended to opt for soft and easily chewable foods and avoid excessively hot, cold, or spicy foods. Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water is also important.

It is advisable to abstain from smoking and alcohol for a while, as they can slow down the tissue healing process.

Based on your dentist’s recommendations, you may use painkillers for any discomfort. Antibiotics may also be prescribed to reduce the risk of infection. It is essential to consult with your doctor and pharmacist for information on how to use them and when to stop.